Crime in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire is the 24th most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Cambridgeshire in 2020 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 28 out of 1,000 residents.

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

Crime Map of Cambridgeshire

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Cambridgeshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour15,57418.21
Bicycle Theft3,0773.60
Burglary3,8174.46
Criminal Damage and Arson6,9708.15
Drugs2,0212.36
Other Crime1,4141.65
Other Theft4,8155.63
Possession of Weapons6150.72
Public Order6,0327.05
Robbery5410.63
Shoplifting2,6523.10
Theft From the Person5240.61
Vehicle Crime4,2444.96
Violence and Sexual Offences24,34028.45

Cambridgeshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cambridgeshire
Bretton7365726% safer
Cambourne5445238% safer
Cambridge13,3669021% more dangerous
Chatteris6415724% safer
Ely1,2825921% safer
Hampton Hargate and Vale42830134% safer
Huntingdon2,4949626% more dangerous
Littleport735744.0% more dangerous
March1,755766% more dangerous
Orton Longueville4103888% safer
Orton Waterville5765726% safer
Peterborough16,7449424% more dangerous
Ramsey5046215% safer
Soham8076216% safer
St. Ives1,0456116% safer
St. Neots2,0606117% safer
Whittlesey9135431% safer
Wisbech2,62810230% more dangerous
Yaxley4795042% safer

Crime Trends in Cambridgeshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25181918Safer
Bicycle Theft54.95.03.6Safer
Burglary7664.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10898Safer
Drugs1.51.51.82.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.51.61.6Getting worse
Other Theft9886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.540.610.760.72Getting worse
Public Order4.94.867Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.730.830.870.63Safer
Shoplifting664.93.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.11.21.10.61Safer
Vehicle Crime8775.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21222528Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021