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Crime and Safety in Hampton Hargate and Vale

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Hampton Hargate and Vale is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hampton Hargate and Vale in 2021 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.11% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hampton Hargate and Vale is the 229th most dangerous small town, and the 1,410th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Hampton Hargate and Vale was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Hampton Hargate and Vale residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Hampton Hargate and Vale recorded 4 reports of drugs during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst small town for drugs in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hampton Hargate and Vale are violence and sexual offences, with 436 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 381 offences and a difference of 3.91 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Hampton Hargate and Vale's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 80% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Hampton Hargate and Vale 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cambridgeshire

3.2% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

5% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hampton Hargate and Vale is 3.2% higher than the East of England and 5% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hampton Hargate and Vale Crime Rate Over Time

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Hampton Hargate and Vale Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hampton Hargate and Vale 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 Hampton Hargate and Vale

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021731,022
202061861
201967939
201869965
2017811,136
201661852

Crime in Hampton Hargate and Vale Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hampton Hargate and Vale This Year

 Hampton Hargate and ValeCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21615.3714,13016.52 7% safer
Bicycle Theft332.352,6703.12 33% safer
Burglary382.702,9603.46 28% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson896.336,5027.60 20% safer
Drugs271.921,9272.25 17% safer
Other Crime251.781,5871.86 4.5% safer
Other Theft624.414,9165.75 30% safer
Possession of Weapons50.366670.78 117% safer
Public Order1299.186,9928.17 11% more dangerous
Robbery70.505890.69 38% safer
Shoplifting976.902,7933.26 53% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.435670.66 53% safer
Vehicle Crime684.843,9104.57 6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences43631.0326,21330.64 1.3% more dangerous

Hampton Hargate and Vale Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Yaxley57160.0721% safer
Ramsey49761.0119% safer
St. Ives1,06862.7616% safer
Chatteris73565.9110% safer
Littleport66266.959% safer
Hampton Hargate and Vale1,02272.74-
March1,76076.344.7% more dangerous
Orton Longueville89282.7712% more dangerous
Orton Waterville84583.2113% more dangerous
Bretton1,21193.2422% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hampton Hargate and Vale

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Recent Crimes in Hampton Hargate and Vale

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tinus AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waterton WayAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Reedland WayLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Teal DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tinus AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Phorpres WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rustic AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tinus AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Guelder RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marius CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park Home RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Phorpres CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brickstead RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bank AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Albert CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brickstead RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Hampton Hargate and Vale Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19171715 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.83.12.42.4 Safer
Burglary2.33.81.82.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7666 Safer
Drugs2.01.61.21.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.22.51.8 Getting worse
Other Theft773.64.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.710.640.36 Safer
Public Order4.8689 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.360.430.360.50 Safer
Shoplifting1064.17 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.640.780.500.43 Safer
Vehicle Crime653.34.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24252731 Getting worse

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

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

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.088% safer
Hampton Hargate and Vale72.74-
Croydon82.4812% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0519% more dangerous
Bristol90.5220% more dangerous
Coventry102.2429% more dangerous
Leicester111.5935% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0641% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6444% more dangerous
Bradford132.2845% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% 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 July, when Hampton Hargate and Vale saw a 367% increase in public order. Hampton Hargate and Vale saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+5%-46%+30%+87%+17%-20%-4%-+13%-58%
Bicycle Theft-33%-88%--50%+150%-33%-58%+300%--
Burglary-67%-83%-83%-67%--67%+33%-50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%+60%+33%-40%-36%-27%-17%+40%--57%
Drugs+33%+100%+50%-50%+100%-----
Other Crime-+100%-+100%---+200%--
Other Theft-70%-20%-50%-71%-70%+25%+200%-36%--60%
Public Order+180%-55%-57%+40%+367%+67%+29%-27%-75%-13%
Robbery-33%---------
Shoplifting+60%-90%-56%+200%-75%-25%-30%--25%-40%
Theft From the Person-----50%----50%+100%
Vehicle Crime-67%-50%-89%-71%+14%--+75%-86%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+70%-51%-9%-+11%+28%+8%+30%+47%-14%

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 among the top 5 most dangerous 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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