There are many links between crime and health. Crime and the fear of crime are key factors that affect people’s quality of life and sense of well-being.

Across Reading the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is made of statutory agencies that have joined forces to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime.

The Partnership works together to identify priorities and to agree a plan to reduce crime across Reading.

The CSP includes:

  • Reading Borough Council (RBC)
  • Thames Valley Police (TVP)
  • Health
  • Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS)
  • Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC)
  • National Probation Service (NPS)
  • Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT).

The CSP has produced a strategic assessment uses a wide range of data that is shared within the partnership.

The assessment aims to provide details of changes in levels and patterns of crime and disorder that have been perceived within Reading. It also aims to highlight the community’s concerns and issues surrounding crime, disorder and substance misuse.

The strategic assessment proposes future priorities for the CSP. New priorities for the Community Safety Partnership have been identified as follows:

  1. Violent Crime (associated with the Night Time Economy)
  2. Violent Crime (associated with Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence)
  3. Child Sexual Exploitation
  4. Adult Exploitation
  5. Vulnerable Communities (Prevent, hate crime and counter-terrorism)

The findings of the report are detailed in the web link.

You can access crime information from your local area by visiting the website and downloading a crime map.