Bretton is the most dangerous small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bretton in 2021 was 93 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bretton is the 106th most dangerous small town, and the 723rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In July 2021, Bretton was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Bretton residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 21 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Bretton recorded 5 reports of drugs during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.38 the worst small town for drugs in Cambridgeshire that month.
The most common crimes in Bretton are violence and sexual offences, with 591 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 0.51% higher than 2020's figure of 588 offences and a difference of 0.23 from 2020's crime rate of 45. Bretton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 10 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 20% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.
Small Towns, Cambridgeshire
24% higher, regional crime rate
East of England
18% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Bretton is 24% higher than the East of England and 18% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|East of England|
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Bretton represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||278||21.40||14,130||16.52||23% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||19||1.46||2,670||3.12||114% safer|
|Burglary||49||3.77||2,960||3.46||8% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||140||10.78||6,502||7.60||29% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||27||2.08||1,587||1.86||11% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||67||5.16||4,916||5.75||11% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||12||0.92||667||0.78||15% more dangerous|
|Public Order||133||10.24||6,992||8.17||20% more dangerous|
|Robbery||18||1.39||589||0.69||50% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||50||3.85||2,793||3.26||15% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||10||0.77||567||0.66||14% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||71||5.47||3,910||4.57||16% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||591||45.50||26,213||30.64||33% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near School Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near King Henry Chase||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Peacock Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Flaxland||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Artindale||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Tollgate||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Oxclose||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Wulfric Square||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Artindale||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Cleatham||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Norburn||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Eyrescroft||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Artindale||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Muskham||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Artindale||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Theatre/Concert Hall||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Muskham||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Flaxland||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||15||16||13||11||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1.5||1.8||1.6||0.92||Safer|
|Public Order||8||11||11||10||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.9||1.8||0.92||1.4||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.5||1.4||0.62||0.77||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||38||41||45||46||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Bretton that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|South Bretton Playing Fields||2||-||-||-||3||1||1.1|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||102.24||9% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||16% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||24% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||28% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||30% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||38% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|North Bretton & Westwood||901||115||First|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bretton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Bretton saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Bretton saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-19%||-70%||-44%||-65%||+67%||+21%||-29%||+13%||-45%||-46%|
|Possession of Weapons||+100%||-||+100%||-||+100%||+200%||+33%||-75%||+33%||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-67%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+60%||+3%||-31%||+27%||+30%||-5%||+28%||-16%||+5%||-25%|