Chatteris Crime Overview

Chatteris is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 60th most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chatteris in 2020 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 24% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chatteris is the 351st most dangerous small town, and the 2,300th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Chatteris was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.54 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Chatteris residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.27 per 1,000 residents. Chatteris recorded 9 reports of public order during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.81 the worst small town for public order in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Chatteris are violence and sexual offences, with 270 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 10% higher than 2019's figure of 242 offences and a difference of 2.51 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Chatteris's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Chatteris Compared To Cambridgeshire

Summary of Crimes in Chatteris This Year

 ChatterisCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19517.4915,57418.214.1% safer
Bicycle Theft30.273,0773.601233% safer
Burglary443.953,8174.4613% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson857.626,9708.157% safer
Drugs373.322,0212.3629% more dangerous
Other Crime131.171,4141.6541% safer
Other Theft716.374,8155.6312% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.726150.720% safer
Public Order554.936,0327.0543% safer
Shoplifting232.062,6523.1050% safer
Theft From the Person40.365240.6169% safer
Vehicle Crime282.514,2444.9698% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27024.2124,34028.4518% safer

Chatteris Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Yaxley47950.3914% safer
Cambourne54451.8711% safer
Whittlesey91354.396% safer
Bretton73656.671.4% safer
Orton Waterville57656.721.3% safer
Chatteris64157.48-
Ely1,28259.233.0% more dangerous
St. Ives1,04561.416% more dangerous
Soham80761.707% more dangerous
Ramsey50461.877% more dangerous
Littleport73574.3323% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chatteris

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Chatteris Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25172117Safer
Bicycle Theft0.360.900.270.27Safer
Burglary87114.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10878Safer
Drugs1.41.92.03.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.21.21.2Safer
Other Theft101176Safer
Possession of Weapons0.540.270.450.72Getting worse
Public Order3.53.14.34.9Getting worse
Shoplifting1.31.42.82.1Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.450.360.360.36Safer
Vehicle Crime83.73.02.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16172224Getting worse

Changes In Chatteris's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Chatteris to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chatteris57.48-
Barnet67.7115% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2133% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2846% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Chatteris's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chatteris64157First

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 towns 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021