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Crime and Safety in Huntingdon

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Huntingdon is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Cambridgeshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Huntingdon in 2021 was 90 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 19% higher than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Huntingdon is the 69th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 800th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Huntingdon was the worst medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire for bicycle theft, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.43 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Huntingdon residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Huntingdon recorded 7 reports of other crime during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.27 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Huntingdon are violence and sexual offences, with 1,009 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 0.69% higher than 2020's figure of 1,002 offences and a difference of 0.27 from 2020's crime rate of 39. Huntingdon's least common crime is theft from the person, with 16 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 24 crimes.

Huntingdon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Cambridgeshire

22% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

15% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Huntingdon is 22% higher than the East of England and 15% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Huntingdon Crime Rate Over Time

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Huntingdon Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Huntingdon 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 Huntingdon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021902,327
2020962,494
2019942,435
2018942,427
2017892,295
2016802,068

Crime in Huntingdon Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Huntingdon This Year

 HuntingdonCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour49419.1114,13016.52 14% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft793.062,6703.12 2.0% safer
Burglary481.862,9603.46 86% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2429.366,5027.60 19% more dangerous
Drugs1425.491,9272.25 59% more dangerous
Other Crime421.631,5871.86 14% safer
Other Theft1686.504,9165.75 12% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons411.596670.78 51% more dangerous
Public Order26410.216,9928.17 20% more dangerous
Robbery170.665890.69 4.5% safer
Shoplifting1726.662,7933.26 51% more dangerous
Theft From the Person160.625670.66 6% safer
Vehicle Crime873.373,9104.57 36% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,00939.0426,21330.64 22% more dangerous

Huntingdon Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Neots1,81453.7368% safer
Huntingdon2,32790.04-
Wisbech3,181123.6327% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Huntingdon

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Recent Crimes in Huntingdon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dene CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Othello CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near St John'S StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tawny CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Skeggles CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Spittals WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Snowdonia WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lancaster WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Burmoor CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near A141Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oak DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Goodliff CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Saunders CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bevan CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Huntingdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26252019 Safer
Bicycle Theft74.63.73.1 Safer
Burglary4.84.33.81.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1111119 Safer
Drugs2.02.04.75 Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.93.21.6 Safer
Other Theft10866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.541.10.891.6 Getting worse
Public Order7101010 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.11.30.620.66 Safer
Shoplifting10857 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.91.70.930.62 Safer
Vehicle Crime7683.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30343939 Getting worse

Changes In Huntingdon's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Huntingdon's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Huntingdon that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Sapley Park Playing Field411-911.9

Comparing Huntingdon to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0834% safer
Croydon82.489% safer
Huntingdon90.04-
Sheffield90.050.01% more dangerous
Bristol90.520.53% more dangerous
Coventry102.2412% more dangerous
Leicester111.5919% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0627% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6431% more dangerous
Bradford132.2832% more dangerous
Leeds150.9440% more dangerous

Crime in Huntingdon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Huntingdon Central & West1,163110First
Huntingdon Hartford25743Third
Huntingdon Sapley & Oxmoor88595Second

Crime in Huntingdon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Huntingdon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Huntingdon saw a 1,400% increase in other crime. Huntingdon saw a large fall in theft from the person during December, when it fell by 89% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--31%-18%-32%-31%-11%+42%-19%-18%-6%
Bicycle Theft+8%+40%-63%-6%+33%+143%+60%-64%+33%+67%
Burglary-19%-22%+100%--30%-60%-75%+100%+75%+43%
Criminal Damage and Arson+9%-38%-12%-10%-30%-29%+64%-27%+55%-52%
Drugs+225%+100%+260%+200%+14%+43%+175%+150%+25%+433%
Other Crime+1,400%-29%+29%+400%--14%--50%+133%+333%
Other Theft+15%-33%-59%-40%-33%-16%+75%-26%-44%+46%
Possession of Weapons--50%-75%--+200%-67%-75%+150%-67%
Public Order+38%-37%+23%-+10%+10%-4%--35%-33%
Robbery---75%--80%+100%+100%--67%-
Shoplifting-59%-74%-79%-71%-61%+8%+10%-29%+8%+100%
Theft From the Person-60%-50%--33%-60%-50%-+100%+33%-89%
Vehicle Crime+68%+50%+200%-80%+71%-17%+125%+29%+25%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+19%+10%+10%-4%+14%+58%-22%+9%-3%+44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Huntingdon

What police force serves Huntingdon?
Huntingdon's local territorial police force is the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Huntingdon?
Huntingdon is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire.

What is Huntingdon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Huntingdon are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Huntingdon?
Huntingdon's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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