Hampton Hargate and Vale Crime Overview

Hampton Hargate and Vale is the safest small town in Cambridgeshire, and is the 86th safest overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hampton Hargate and Vale in 2020 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 134% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hampton Hargate and Vale is the 120th safest small town, and the 5,027th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Hampton Hargate and Vale was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Hampton Hargate and Vale residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Hampton Hargate and Vale recorded 3 reports of other crime during February 2019, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for other crime in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hampton Hargate and Vale are violence and sexual offences, with 213 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 4.7% higher than 2019's figure of 203 offences and a difference of 0.71 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Hampton Hargate and Vale's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 33% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Hampton Hargate and Vale This Year

 Hampton Hargate and ValeCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1268.9715,57418.21103% safer
Bicycle Theft130.933,0773.60287% safer
Burglary120.853,8174.46425% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson352.496,9708.15227% safer
Drugs100.712,0212.36232% safer
Other Crime221.571,4141.655% safer
Other Theft171.214,8155.63365% safer
Possession of Weapons50.366150.72100% safer
Public Order513.636,0327.0594% safer
Robbery30.215410.63200% safer
Shoplifting201.422,6523.10118% safer
Theft From the Person30.215240.61190% safer
Vehicle Crime241.714,2444.96190% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21315.1624,34028.4588% safer

Crime in Hampton Hargate and Vale Compared To Cambridgeshire

Hampton Hargate and Vale Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hampton Hargate and Vale42830.46-
Orton Longueville41038.0420% more dangerous
Yaxley47950.3940% more dangerous
Cambourne54451.8741% more dangerous
Whittlesey91354.3944% more dangerous
Bretton73656.6746% more dangerous

Hampton Hargate and Vale Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1811109Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.641.40.93Safer
Burglary1.81.62.10.85Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.94.63.02.5Safer
Drugs0.641.11.00.71Safer
Other Crime0.640.850.361.6Getting worse
Other Theft4.43.13.11.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.280.640.36Safer
Public Order2.62.83.13.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.780.360.280.21Safer
Shoplifting63.11.41.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.430.430.21Safer
Vehicle Crime4.13.63.11.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12151415Getting worse

Changes In Hampton Hargate and Vale's Crime Rates Over Time

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

Comparing Hampton Hargate and Vale to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hampton Hargate and Vale30.46-
Barnet67.7155% more dangerous
Coventry77.4161% more dangerous
Croydon83.2263% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8165% more dangerous
Bristol86.2165% more dangerous
Leicester97.4469% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8770% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2872% more dangerous
Bradford133.0277% more dangerous
Leeds137.1078% more dangerous

Crime in Hampton Hargate and Vale During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hampton Hargate and Vale change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Hampton Hargate and Vale saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Hampton Hargate and Vale saw a large fall in bicycle theft during September, when it fell by 88% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-13%-44%+89%+9%-28%-39%-36%+8%-27%-70%
Bicycle Theft-50%--50%-+200%--88%---
Burglary----50%-50%-+50%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%+400%-60%-67%+150%--+67%-25%-
Drugs-+100%+100%-------
Other Theft--50%-60%-60%-60%+200%----67%
Public Order+300%-75%-60%+400%+300%+100%-50%-67%-50%-25%
Robbery-50%---------
Shoplifting+300%--50%--50%--67%-+100%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-75%+100%---25%+100%-33%+300%-80%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+54%-54%+11%+13%-4%+13%-7%+18%+200%-29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hampton Hargate and Vale

What police force serves Hampton Hargate and Vale?
Hampton Hargate and Vale's local territorial police force is the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Hampton Hargate and Vale?
Hampton Hargate and Vale is the safest small town in Cambridgeshire.
What is Hampton Hargate and Vale's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hampton Hargate and Vale are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hampton Hargate and Vale?
Hampton Hargate and Vale's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021