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Crime and Safety in Chatteris

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Chatteris is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chatteris in 2021 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chatteris is the 287th most dangerous small town, and the 1,779th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Chatteris was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for criminal damage and arson, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.7 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Chatteris residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Chatteris recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.99 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Chatteris are violence and sexual offences, with 326 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 270 offences and a difference of 5.02 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Chatteris's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Chatteris 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cambridgeshire

7% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

16% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Chatteris is 7% lower than the East of England and 16% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Chatteris Crime Rate Over Time

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Chatteris Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Chatteris 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 Chatteris

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202166735
202057641
201961681
201856624
201762695
201653588

Crime in Chatteris Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Chatteris This Year

 ChatterisCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25723.0514,13016.52 28% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.362,6703.12 767% safer
Burglary363.232,9603.46 7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12010.766,5027.60 29% more dangerous
Drugs161.431,9272.25 57% safer
Other Crime181.611,5871.86 16% safer
Other Theft736.554,9165.75 12% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.366670.78 117% safer
Public Order736.556,9928.17 25% safer
Robbery30.275890.69 156% safer
Shoplifting221.972,7933.26 65% safer
Theft From the Person20.185670.66 267% safer
Vehicle Crime383.413,9104.57 34% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32629.2326,21330.64 4.8% safer

Chatteris Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cambourne58956.1617% safer
Ely1,27558.9012% safer
Yaxley57160.0710% safer
Ramsey49761.018% safer
St. Ives1,06862.765% safer
Chatteris73565.91-
Littleport66266.951.6% more dangerous
Hampton Hargate and Vale1,02272.749% more dangerous
March1,76076.3414% more dangerous
Orton Longueville89282.7720% more dangerous
Orton Waterville84583.2121% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chatteris

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Recent Crimes in Chatteris

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harold Heading CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The ElmsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Albert WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near WaterfieldsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harold Heading CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Beechwood GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Furrowfields RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Meadow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gull WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near WaterfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Johnson WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near B1098Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Kingfisher CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westbourne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Drake AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Chatteris Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17211723 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.900.270.270.36 Safer
Burglary7114.03.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson87811 Getting worse
Drugs1.92.03.31.4 Safer
Other Crime1.21.21.21.6 Getting worse
Other Theft11767 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.270.450.720.36 Safer
Public Order3.14.34.97 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.54-0.27 Safer
Shoplifting1.42.82.12.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.360.360.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.02.53.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17222429 Getting worse

Changes In Chatteris's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Chatteris to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chatteris65.91-
Barnet67.081.7% more dangerous
Croydon82.4820% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0527% more dangerous
Bristol90.5227% more dangerous
Coventry102.2436% more dangerous
Leicester111.5941% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0646% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6449% more dangerous
Bradford132.2850% more dangerous
Leeds150.9456% more dangerous

Crime in Chatteris's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chatteris73566First

Crime in Chatteris During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chatteris change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Chatteris saw a 500% increase in drugs. Chatteris saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 87% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%-26%-37%+82%-12%-30%-9%-20%-8%+44%
Burglary-87%----17%-50%-33%+100%-50%-86%
Criminal Damage and Arson+20%+17%+33%+60%+50%+125%-40%-+29%-30%
Drugs-20%+200%-+500%+200%-50%-+50%--50%
Other Crime+50%-50%--+50%-----
Other Theft-50%+150%-25%+20%+27%+20%-+200%-67%-
Possession of Weapons---------+200%
Public Order+60%+100%+200%+80%-40%+43%-75%-50%+50%-
Shoplifting----40%-50%-+50%---50%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-40%---33%+100%+50%-40%+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+6%+73%+86%+20%-5%+4%+58%-10%+26%-32%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chatteris

What police force serves Chatteris?
Chatteris's local territorial police force is the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Chatteris?
Chatteris is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Cambridgeshire.

What is Chatteris's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Chatteris are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Chatteris?
Chatteris's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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