Christchurch Crime Overview

Christchurch is the 106th safest village in Cambridgeshire, and is the 107th safest overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Christchurch in 2020 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 115% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Christchurch is the 4,718th most dangerous village, and the 5,641st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Christchurch are violence and sexual offences, with 14 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 15 offences and a difference of 1.23 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Christchurch's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Christchurch This Year

 ChristchurchCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour89.8515,57418.2185% safer
Burglary11.233,8174.46263% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11.236,9708.15563% safer
Drugs11.232,0212.3692% safer
Other Theft22.464,8155.63129% safer
Public Order67.396,0327.054.6% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime22.464,2444.96102% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1417.2424,34028.4565% safer

Crime in Christchurch Compared To Cambridgeshire

Christchurch Compared to Nearby Villages

VillageTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Foxton4031.974.0% safer
Bluntisham6132.312.9% safer
Dullingham2632.382.7% safer
Somersham12432.791.4% safer
Sutton13433.250% safer
Christchurch2733.25-
Perry6333.320.21% more dangerous
Hildersham733.330.24% more dangerous
Little Paxton13133.520.81% more dangerous
Buckden9433.601.0% more dangerous
Comberton7733.671.2% more dangerous

Christchurch Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2.5114.910Getting worse
Burglary4.92.561.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson62.561.2Safer
Drugs--2.51.2Safer
Other Theft62.52.52.5Safer
Public Order2.53.72.57Getting worse
Vehicle Crime64.91.22.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1261817Getting worse

Changes In Christchurch's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Christchurch to the UK's Major Cities

VillageCrime RateRate Difference
Christchurch33.25-
Barnet67.7151% more dangerous
Coventry77.4157% more dangerous
Croydon83.2260% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8161% more dangerous
Bristol86.2161% more dangerous
Leicester97.4466% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8768% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2869% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% more dangerous

Crime in Christchurch During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Christchurch change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Christchurch saw a 200% increase in violence and sexual offences. Christchurch saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during March, when it fell by 67% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-67%---------
Public Order----------
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences--+200%--+100%+100%---25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Christchurch

What police force serves Christchurch?
Christchurch's local territorial police force is the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Christchurch?
Christchurch is the 106th safest village in Cambridgeshire.
What is Christchurch's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Christchurch are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Christchurch?
Christchurch's least common crime is burglary.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021