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.
Second Most Dangerous
Medium-Sized Towns, Cambridgeshire
22% higher, regional crime rate
East of England
15% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
|East of England|
|England, Wales & NI|
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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||494||19.11||14,130||16.52||14% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||79||3.06||2,670||3.12||2.0% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||242||9.36||6,502||7.60||19% more dangerous|
|Drugs||142||5.49||1,927||2.25||59% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||42||1.63||1,587||1.86||14% safer|
|Other Theft||168||6.50||4,916||5.75||12% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||41||1.59||667||0.78||51% more dangerous|
|Public Order||264||10.21||6,992||8.17||20% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||172||6.66||2,793||3.26||51% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||16||0.62||567||0.66||6% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||87||3.37||3,910||4.57||36% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,009||39.04||26,213||30.64||22% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Dene Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Othello Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near St John'S Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Tawny Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Skeggles Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Spittals Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Snowdonia Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Lancaster Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Burmoor Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near A141||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Oak Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Goodliff Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Saunders Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bevan Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||11||11||9||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.54||1.1||0.89||1.6||Getting worse|
|Public Order||7||10||10||10||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.1||1.3||0.62||0.66||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.9||1.7||0.93||0.62||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||30||34||39||39||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Huntingdon that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Sapley Park Playing Field||4||1||1||-||9||1||1.9|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Sheffield||90.05||0.01% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||0.53% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||12% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||19% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||27% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||31% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||32% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||40% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Huntingdon Central & West||1,163||110||First|
|Huntingdon Sapley & Oxmoor||885||95||Second|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+9%||-38%||-12%||-10%||-30%||-29%||+64%||-27%||+55%||-52%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-50%||-75%||-||-||+200%||-67%||-75%||+150%||-67%|
|Theft From the Person||-60%||-50%||-||-33%||-60%||-50%||-||+100%||+33%||-89%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+19%||+10%||+10%||-4%||+14%||+58%||-22%||+9%||-3%||+44%|