VIOLENT and sexual crimes were the most reported offences in Herefordshire in the most recent data from police.

As part of a monthly series the Hereford Times is charting every crime in the county on an interactive map for readers to stay on top of what is happening and where.

This month, our map reveals the location of every crime reported to West Mercia Police in October 2021 (the latest available full month of data).

The map shows location, type of offence, and outcome or current status of the police investigation.

Readers can use the online tool to see what happened near their homes, schools and places of work and build an understanding of the county’s crime hotspots.

By far the greatest number of reported offences were violent and sexual offences, with a total of 585 such offences reported in the county, up from 521 in September.

This was followed by criminal damage and arson, with 115 reports, up from September's 107 reports, and public order, with 99 offences reported, down from 114 in September.

The least reported crimes were bicycle theft (nine reports) and theft from the person (three offences).