Huntingdon Crime Overview

Huntingdon is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Huntingdon in 2020 was 96 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 26% higher than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Huntingdon is the 42nd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 562nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Huntingdon was the worst medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire for bicycle theft, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Huntingdon residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Huntingdon recorded 31 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2020, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Huntingdon are violence and sexual offences, with 1,002 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 889 offences and a difference of 4.37 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Huntingdon's least common crime is robbery, with 16 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 106% from 2019's figure of 33 crimes.

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Crime in Huntingdon Compared To Cambridgeshire

Summary of Crimes in Huntingdon This Year

 HuntingdonCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour52820.4315,57418.2111% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft953.683,0773.602.2% more dangerous
Burglary983.793,8174.4618% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson27510.646,9708.1523% more dangerous
Drugs1224.722,0212.3650% more dangerous
Other Crime843.251,4141.6549% more dangerous
Other Theft1626.274,8155.6310% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons230.896150.7219% more dangerous
Public Order2579.946,0327.0529% more dangerous
Robbery160.625410.631.6% safer
Shoplifting1345.182,6523.1040% more dangerous
Theft From the Person240.935240.6134% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime2027.824,2444.9637% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,00238.7724,34028.4527% more dangerous

Huntingdon Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Neots2,06061.0158% safer
Huntingdon2,49496.50-
Wisbech2,628102.136% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Huntingdon

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Huntingdon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30262520Safer
Bicycle Theft4.274.63.7Safer
Burglary4.24.84.33.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11111111Safer
Drugs2.22.02.04.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.71.93.2Getting worse
Other Theft101086Safer
Possession of Weapons0.700.541.10.89Getting worse
Public Order871010Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.811.11.30.62Safer
Shoplifting81085Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.21.91.70.93Safer
Vehicle Crime5768Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences31303439Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Sapley Park Playing Field411-911.9

Comparing Huntingdon to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7143% safer
Coventry77.4125% safer
Croydon83.2216% safer
Sheffield85.8112% safer
Bristol86.2112% safer
Huntingdon96.50-
Leicester97.440.96% more dangerous
Birmingham102.876% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2810% more dangerous
Bradford133.0227% more dangerous
Leeds137.1030% more dangerous

Crime in Huntingdon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Huntingdon Central & West1,308123First
Huntingdon Hartford27045Third
Huntingdon Sapley & Oxmoor89596Second

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021