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28 April 2016, 12:37
The latest figures show there were 129,611 crimes reported in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire in the last year.
It marks the first increase in overall crime for a decade.
Thames Valley Police have been quick to explain the rise has been seen nationally and is largely being put down to a change in the way the offences are recorded.
There has been an 30.3% increase in violence against the person - but call outs to violent crime are down 12.5%.
Listen below as Deputy Chief Constable John Campbell from Thames Valley Police takes us through the numbers.
Note. This interview was conducted and recorded by the Thames Valley force.