Cambourne Crime Overview

Cambourne is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 75th most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cambourne in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 38% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cambourne is the 412nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,828th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Cambourne was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for other crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.67 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Cambourne residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.86 per 1,000 residents. Cambourne recorded 2 reports of robbery during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst small town for robbery in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cambourne are violence and sexual offences, with 278 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 19% higher than 2019's figure of 226 offences and a difference of 4.96 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Cambourne's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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See how Cambourne shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Cambourne and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Cambourne Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cambourne This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15714.9715,57418.2122% safer
Bicycle Theft70.673,0773.60437% safer
Burglary292.773,8174.4661% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson837.916,9708.153.0% safer
Drugs141.332,0212.3677% safer
Other Crime131.241,4141.6533% safer
Other Theft353.344,8155.6369% safer
Public Order464.396,0327.0561% safer
Robbery20.195410.63232% safer
Shoplifting151.432,6523.10117% safer
Theft From the Person20.195240.61221% safer
Vehicle Crime201.914,2444.96160% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27826.5124,34028.457% safer

Cambourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hampton Hargate and Vale42830.4670% safer
Orton Longueville41038.0436% safer
Yaxley47950.392.9% safer
Whittlesey91354.394.6% more dangerous
Bretton73656.678% more dangerous
Orton Waterville57656.729% more dangerous
Chatteris64157.4810% more dangerous
Ely1,28259.2312% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cambourne

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Cambourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour21171415Safer
Bicycle Theft2.50.760.950.67Safer
Burglary1. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson7778Getting worse
Drugs0.760.760.861.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.381.11.71.2Getting worse
Other Theft4. change
Public Order5.03.254.4Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.100.480.100.19Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.670.760.480.19Safer
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences16172227Getting worse

Changes In Cambourne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cambourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7123% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2238% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Cambourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Cambourne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cambourne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Cambourne saw a 800% increase in burglary. Cambourne saw a large fall in bicycle theft during July, when it fell by 75% compared to July in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-35%-17%+267%+31%+6%+45%-15%+280%-53%-67%
Bicycle Theft-----75%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson+233%+200%-29%+25%-30%+45%-33%+33%-50%-33%
Other Crime----75%--67%--+600%-
Other Theft--67%---25%+67%-+200%+100%+33%
Public Order+33%--33%-33%-64%+600%+150%--63%-60%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+100%---67%-75%-33%----67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-21%+80%-21%-+30%-+40%+80%+6%-42%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cambourne

What police force serves Cambourne?
Cambourne's local territorial police force is the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Cambourne?
Cambourne is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cambridgeshire.
What is Cambourne's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cambourne are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cambourne?
Cambourne's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021