The streets of Bracknell with the most recorded car crimes
An interactive map shows how many auto crimes have been reported in Bracknell Forest.
The streets of the city are once again bustling with life as people start their Christmas shopping, visit friends’ homes and eat their meals in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
But with more and more people venturing outside again, people may want to avoid certain areas prone to auto crime.
A tool created by Co-op Insurance revealed the number of vehicle crimes in any region – and on which roads it happens the most.
Vehicle crime is a broad term, but it can include vehicle theft, theft from a vehicle, and vandalism.
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How does the tool work?
The interactive map uses data released by the Home Office covering November 2021 to June 2021.
Users can search for crime rates in their area by entering a zip code or location in the search bar.
The results are displayed in three colored circles: red indicates an area that has had six or more incidents, orange shows streets that have seen three to five car offenses, and yellow means there have been between zero and two incidents.
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An overview shows that around the most crimes were reported in the city center, with 31 crimes recorded in the past six months.
Six crimes occurred on the A329 London Road, near Bracknell and Wokingham College.
Amen Corner also appears to be a hot spot for vehicle crime with six recorded near John Nike Way.
Alarmingly, Birch Hill has seen 21 recorded car crimes in the past 6 months.
Jameston saw six crimes and Hornby Avenue saw 2.
Take a look at the map to see how many auto crimes have been reported in the past six months on a route of interest to you.
Co-op insurance has also posted its top tips for keeping vehicles safe.