Crime falls across Windsor and Maidenhead

Crime falls across Windsor and Maidenhead

Lucy Elder

Crime has dropped in the Royal Borough compared to this time last year.

Thames Valley Police figures show there were 3,293 recorded crimes (not including fraud) between April and August compared to 3,472 over the same time frame in 2013 - a drop of 172.

Although there was a drop in victim-based crime overall, violence against the person was up from 499 to 524 reported cases and both violence with and without injury saw increases on last year's figures.

The data also shows a big drop in both robbery and burglary.

There were 18 cases of robbery recorded this year compared to 27 in 2013, and a total of 406 burglaries compared to 530 over the same time frame last year.

A drop in vehicle crime was recorded overall, but cases of vehicle interference have more than trebled, from 13 in 2013 to 48 this year.

The figures also show increases in theft from the person, bicycle theft, making off without payment, criminal damage, drug offences and homophobic incidents.

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