Crime and safety

Report a street problem

You can report an abandon vehicle, a bin issue, a blocked public drain, a broken parking meter, a broken streetlight, a dead animal, faulty street furniture, fly-tipping, graffiti or fly-posting, litter, pot hole or any other issue.

Report an illegally parked vehicle

Use our online form to report an illegally parked vehicle.

Report fraud

Report the misuse of Council money and tell us about any suspicions you have anonymously. We hold all information you give in the strictest confidence.

Helping Prevent terrorism and extremism

Prevent is the Government’s strategy to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism, in all its forms. Learn how to recognise the warning signs and find out what to if you are worried about someone.

Unauthorised encampments

Find out about current unauthorised encampments in Reading and report an unauthorised encampment on council owned land.

Knife crime

Find out what knife crime is, how the Council is tackling it and where to get help and support.

Community safety

Dial 999 in emergencies. For non-urgent crimes, contact the police at 101. learn how to set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme and read leaflets on how to report crime in your area.

Safer Streets project

Safer Streets is an initiative set up by the Home Office to prevent crime. Reading is currently bidding for Safer Streets 4 funding to tackle neighbourhood crime, anti-social behaviour, violence against women and girls and to improve the safety of public spaces for all.

Community Safety and Serious Violence Strategy 2023 to 2026

Find out about Reading's 3 year strategy to tackle crime.