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Crime and Safety in Christchurch, Cambridgeshire

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Christchurch is the 111st safest villages in Cambridgeshire, and is the 111st safest overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Christchurch in 2021 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 111% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Christchurch is the 4,693rd most dangerous village, and the 5,453rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2015, Christchurch was the worst village in Cambridgeshire for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Christchurch are violence and sexual offences, with 15 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 14 offences and a difference of 1.23 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Christchurch's least common crime is criminal damage and arson, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 83% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Christchurch 2022 Crime Scorecard

111St Safest Village

Villages, Cambridgeshire

104% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

122% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Christchurch is 104% lower than the East of England and 122% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Christchurch Crime Rate Over Time

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Christchurch Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Christchurch 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 Christchurch

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20213428
20203327
20193932
20182218
20173932
20161714

Crime in Christchurch Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Christchurch This Year

 ChristchurchCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour78.6214,13016.52 92% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson67.396,5027.60 2.8% safer
Public Order78.626,9928.17 5% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1518.4726,21330.64 66% safer

Christchurch Compared to Nearby Villages)

VillageTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Helpston3733.981.5% safer
Conington534.011.4% safer
Northborough4134.081.2% safer
Wentworth634.290.55% safer
Little Gransden1034.480% safer
Christchurch2834.48-
Mepal3334.590.32% more dangerous
Coveney1634.861.1% more dangerous
Great Paxton3535.111.8% more dangerous
Little Paxton13935.573.1% more dangerous
Great Shelford16235.633.2% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Christchurch

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Recent Crimes in Christchurch

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Upwell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poulter'S DroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fen ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fen ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fen ViewFurther action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fen ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Poulter'S DroveLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fen ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poulter'S DroveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Poulter'S DroveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Sixteen Foot BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Upwell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upwell RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Fen ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Euximoor DroveOffender given a caution
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CroftUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Public orderOn or near Church RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Christchurch Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour114.9109 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2.561.27 Getting worse
Public Order3.72.579 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences6181718 Getting worse

Changes In Christchurch's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Christchurch to the UK's Major Cities

VillageCrime RateRate Difference
Christchurch34.48-
Barnet67.0849% more dangerous
Croydon82.4858% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0562% more dangerous
Bristol90.5262% more dangerous
Coventry102.2466% more dangerous
Leicester111.5969% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0672% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6473% more dangerous
Bradford132.2874% more dangerous
Leeds150.9477% 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 111st 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 criminal damage and arson.

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