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Crime and Safety in Cambourne

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Cambourne is the third safest small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cambourne in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 30% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cambourne is the 412nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,584th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Cambourne was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for drugs, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.67 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Cambourne residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents. Cambourne recorded 7 reports of other crime during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.67 the worst small town for other crime in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Cambourne are violence and sexual offences, with 279 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 0.36% higher than 2020's figure of 278 offences and a difference of 0.09 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Cambourne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Cambourne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Cambridgeshire

25% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

36% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cambourne is 25% lower than the East of England and 36% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cambourne Crime Rate Over Time

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Cambourne Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cambourne 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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Historical Crime Rates for Cambourne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202156589
202052544
201946483
201843455
201744458
201634358

Crime in Cambourne Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Cambourne This Year

 CambourneCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17016.2114,13016.52 1.9% safer
Bicycle Theft100.952,6703.12 228% safer
Burglary201.912,9603.46 81% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson666.296,5027.60 21% safer
Drugs191.811,9272.25 24% safer
Other Crime141.331,5871.86 40% safer
Other Theft605.724,9165.75 0.52% safer
Possession of Weapons90.866670.78 9% more dangerous
Public Order726.876,9928.17 19% safer
Robbery30.295890.69 138% safer
Shoplifting201.912,7933.26 71% safer
Theft From the Person20.195670.66 247% safer
Vehicle Crime151.433,9104.57 220% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27926.6026,21330.64 15% safer

Cambourne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Soham59845.7223% safer
Whittlesey89753.445% safer
Cambourne58956.16-
Ely1,27558.904.7% more dangerous
Yaxley57160.077% more dangerous
Ramsey49761.018% more dangerous
St. Ives1,06862.7611% more dangerous
Chatteris73565.9115% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cambourne

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Recent Crimes in Cambourne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hurricane WayLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Woolthwaite LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Broad StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Bullrush LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dovecote AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Hop GardensLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near De Havilland CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sterling WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sackville WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Brace DeinInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Broad StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whiteley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Playsteds LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sterling WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Damson WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Glebe LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sterling WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Damson WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whiteley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Cambourne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17141516 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.760.950.670.95 Safer
Burglary1.61.72.81.9 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson7786 Safer
Drugs0.760.861.31.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.71.21.3 Getting worse
Other Theft3.22.13.36 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.290.67-0.86 Getting worse
Public Order3.254.47 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.480.100.190.29 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.71.31.41.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.760.480.190.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.02.51.91.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17222727 Getting worse

Changes In Cambourne's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cambourne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cambourne56.16-
Barnet67.0816% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0538% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Coventry102.2445% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0654% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Cambourne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cambourne54558First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-35%-17%+267%+31%+6%+45%-15%+280%-53%-67%
Bicycle Theft-----75%-----
Burglary+800%-----50%-+500%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+233%+200%-29%+25%-30%+45%-33%+33%-50%-33%
Drugs-50%---------
Other Crime----75%--67%--+600%-
Other Theft--67%---25%+67%-+200%+100%+33%
Public Order+33%--33%-33%-64%+600%+150%--63%-60%
Shoplifting----60%--33%---50%-
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 the third safest small town 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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