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Cambridgeshire Crime Statistics

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Cambridgeshire is the 25th most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Cambridgeshire in 2021 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 31 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 Peterborough, and Cambridge 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 Huntingdon in second place, and Cambridge in third place.

Cambridgeshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cambridgeshire represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Cambridgeshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour14,13016.52
Bicycle Theft2,6703.12
Burglary2,9603.46
Criminal Damage and Arson6,5027.60
Drugs1,9272.25
Other Crime1,5871.86
Other Theft4,9165.75
Possession of Weapons6670.78
Public Order6,9928.17
Robbery5890.69
Shoplifting2,7933.26
Theft From the Person5670.66
Vehicle Crime3,9104.57
Violence and Sexual Offences26,21330.64

Cambridgeshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cambridgeshire
Bretton1,21193 22% more dangerous
Cambourne58956 30% safer
Cambridge13,58391 20% more dangerous
Chatteris73566 10% safer
Ely1,27559 24% safer
Hampton Hargate and Vale1,02273 0.11% safer
Huntingdon2,32790 19% more dangerous
Littleport66267 9% safer
March1,76076 4.6% more dangerous
Orton Longueville89283 12% more dangerous
Orton Waterville84583 12% more dangerous
Peterborough19,837111 34% more dangerous
Ramsey49761 19% safer
Soham59846 59% safer
St. Ives1,06863 16% safer
St. Neots1,81454 36% safer
Whittlesey89753 36% safer
Wisbech3,181124 41% more dangerous
Yaxley57160 21% safer

Crime Trends in Cambridgeshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18191817 Safer
Bicycle Theft4.95.03.63.1 Safer
Burglary664.53.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8988 Safer
Drugs1.51.82.42.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.61.61.9 Getting worse
Other Theft8866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.610.760.720.78 Getting worse
Public Order4.8678 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.830.870.630.69 Safer
Shoplifting64.93.13.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.21.10.610.66 Safer
Vehicle Crime775.04.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22252831 Getting worse
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