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Crime down by 20 percent at Reading Festival

Crime down by 20 percent at Reading Festival

Crime was down by 20% at this year's incarnation of Reading Festival, it has today been revealed.

In 2015 there were 147 reported crimes while this year was merely the backdrop for 117 incidents. These are made up of 65 thefts from tents, with theft in general responsible for the majority of the crimes reported.

Adversely, drug offences and rape were up with two incidents of rape being reported when none had been the previous year.

90,000 people attended Reading Festival this year to see the likes of Foals, Disclosure, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy. 

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