Police Explain Thames Valley Crime Rise

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.