A NEW map shows drivers how many car crimes have been reported across Berkshire.

Naturally, people with cars will be using them more now that life is slowly starting to get back to normal again.

But with that comes parking in places that could be susceptible to car thefts.

An interactive map created by Co-op Insurance, which can be found through this link, has revealed the number of vehicle crimes in any area - and what roads it is happening in the most.

This, in turn, should help prevent you from becoming a victim to thieves stealing your possessions.

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How does the tool work?

Royal Borough Observer:

The interactive map uses data published by the Home Office covering July 2020 to December 2020.

Users can search crime rates in their area by entering a postcode or location into the search bar.

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The results are displayed in three coloured circles: red indicates an area that has had six or more incidents, orange shows streets that have seen three to five car crimes and yellow means there have been between zero and two incidents.

If you're planning on travelling further afield, the data spans across England and Wales.

A broad look at Berkshire shows varying results, with smaller towns reporting less than five reported incidents of vehicle crime, while the X areas reporting high vehicle crime in some locations.  

Below we have rounded up towns across Berkshire and listed the top five streets with the most reported vehicle crime. 

Bracknell - 183 car crimes

  • Russell Close - 9 
  • Frog Lane - 5
  • London Road - 9 
  • John Nike Way - 9 
  • Forest Road - 5

Wokingham - 63 car crimes

  • Norreys Avenue - 2 
  • Warren House Road - 3 
  • Reading Road - 9 
  • Wickham Road - 8

Reading - 1057 car crimes

  • Crown Street - 4 
  • Baker Street - 4 
  • Addington Road - 4 
  • Salisbury Road - 5 
  • Glouchester Road - 5 

Slough - 980 car crimes

  •  Merton Road - 3 
  • The Grove - 5 
  • Nixey Close - 4
  • Wellington Street - 5 
  • Tesco Extra car park - 19 

Windsor and Maidenhead - 278 car crimes

  • High Ton Road - 3 
  • Greenfields - 3 
  • Willow Drive - 7
  • Derwent Drive - 4 
  • Alma Road - 4