Crime in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire is the 58th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Cambridgeshire in 2020 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 22 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Cambridgeshire's larger towns and cities, Cambridge is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Wisbech, and Huntingdon comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Cambridgeshire, starting with Yaxley which ranks as the safest area in Cambridgeshire, followed up by Cambourne in second place, and Whittlesey in third place.

Crime Map of Cambridgeshire

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Cambridgeshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour9,83214.91
Bicycle Theft2,3893.62
Burglary2,6113.96
Criminal Damage and Arson4,4176.70
Drugs1,2641.92
Other Crime8631.31
Other Theft3,1484.77
Possession of Weapons3290.50
Public Order3,7965.76
Robbery2570.39
Shoplifting1,5222.31
Theft From the Person3310.50
Vehicle Crime2,6414.01
Violence and Sexual Offences14,81522.47

Cambridgeshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cambridgeshire
Cambourne5184918% safer
Cambridge12,0999740% more dangerous
Chatteris5735113% safer
Ely1,185556% safer
Huntingdon2,2768834% more dangerous
Littleport6806915% more dangerous
March1,6507219% more dangerous
Ramsey461572.9% safer
Soham759580.33% safer
St. Ives953564.0% safer
St. Neots1,898563.6% safer
Whittlesey8475015% safer
Wisbech2,4059338% more dangerous
Yaxley4314528% safer

Crime Trends in Cambridgeshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21161715Safer
Bicycle Theft5553.6Safer
Burglary7664.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8787Safer
Drugs1.31.21.41.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.921.31.31.3Getting worse
Other Theft8874.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.410.580.50Getting worse
Public Order4.14.156Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.480.580.590.39Safer
Shoplifting4.74.24.22.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.950.960.50Safer
Vehicle Crime6664.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17182122Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021