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Police Explain Thames Valley Crime Rise
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.
A murder investigation's started in Tilehurst.
A child sex abuse suspect from Oxford has lost a legal battle to keep his identity a secret, even though he was never charged
Overnight storms have caused problems in the Thames Valley
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