An interactive map shows how many car crimes have been reported across Bracknell Forest.

The streets in the town are getting busy again as people start their Christmas shopping, visit friends houses and enjoy meals out following the Covid-19 pandemic.

But with more people venturing outside again, people may wish to avoid certain areas prone to car crimes.

A tool created by Co-op Insurance has revealed the number of vehicle crimes in any area - and what roads it is happening in the most.

Vehicle crimes is a broad term, but it can be anything from vehicle theft, theft from a vehicle and vandalism.

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How does the tool work?

The interactive map uses data published by the Home Office covering November 2021 to June 2021.

Users can search crime rates in their area by entering a postcode or location into the search bar.

The results are displayed in three coloured circles: red indicates an area that has had six or more incidents, orange shows streets that have seen three to five car crimes and yellow means there have been between zero and two incidents.

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A broad look shows that roughly most crimes were reported in the town centre, with 31 crimes recorded in the past six months.

Six crimes happened on the A329 London Road near Bracknell and Wokingham College.

Amen Corner also appears to be a hotspot for vehicle crime with six recorded near John Nike Way.

Alarmingly, Birch Hill saw 21 car crimes recorded in the past 6 months.

Jameston saw six crimes and Hornby Avenue saw 2.

Take a look at the map to find out how many vehicle crimes in the past six months were reported in a road of interest to you.

Co-op insurance has also released their top tips for keeping vehicles safe.