Littleport Crime Overview

Littleport is the second most dangerous small town in Cambridgeshire, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Littleport in 2020 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.0% higher than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Littleport is the 163rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,215th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Littleport was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Littleport residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Littleport recorded 14 reports of shoplifting during March 2020, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst small town for shoplifting in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Littleport are violence and sexual offences, with 317 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 35% higher than 2019's figure of 207 offences and a difference of 11.13 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Littleport's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 33% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Littleport Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Littleport This Year

 LittleportCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15215.3715,57418.2118% safer
Bicycle Theft151.523,0773.60137% safer
Burglary484.853,8174.468% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson10310.426,9708.1522% more dangerous
Drugs282.832,0212.3617% more dangerous
Other Crime90.911,4141.6581% safer
Other Theft383.844,8155.6347% safer
Possession of Weapons111.116150.7235% more dangerous
Public Order555.566,0327.0527% safer
Robbery40.405410.6358% safer
Shoplifting626.272,6523.1051% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.305240.61103% safer
Vehicle Crime424.254,2444.9617% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31732.0624,34028.4511% more dangerous

Littleport Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chatteris64157.4829% safer
Ely1,28259.2325% safer
St. Ives1,04561.4121% safer
Soham80761.7020% safer
Ramsey50461.8720% safer
Littleport73574.33-
March1,75576.122.4% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Littleport

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Littleport Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19191615Safer
Bicycle Theft1.30.610.401.5Getting worse
Burglary63.93.94.8Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson57910Getting worse
Drugs1.00.811.92.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.610.811.00.91Getting worse
Other Theft663.43.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.300.611.1Getting worse
Public Order3.62.566Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.100.200.510.40Getting worse
Shoplifting4.62.84.86Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.200.200.30Getting worse
Vehicle Crime63.42.94.2Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences15152132Getting worse

Changes In Littleport's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Littleport to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7110% safer
Littleport74.33-
Coventry77.414.0% more dangerous
Croydon83.2211% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8113% more dangerous
Bristol86.2114% more dangerous
Leicester97.4424% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8728% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2831% more dangerous
Bradford133.0244% more dangerous
Leeds137.1046% more dangerous

Crime in Littleport's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Littleport73574First

Crime in Littleport During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Littleport change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Littleport saw a 600% increase in shoplifting. Littleport saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 84% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%-10%-8%-7%+12%-33%+78%-9%+50%+500%
Bicycle Theft+300%---------
Burglary-40%-67%--57%+67%+75%--+100%+20%
Criminal Damage and Arson-69%-17%-56%-+22%+20%+250%+150%+267%+29%
Drugs+100%+50%-33%--+100%-67%+100%+100%+100%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--33%-40%-50%-+200%+50%+500%+100%-
Possession of Weapons+100%---------
Public Order-40%-33%-67%-57%-38%+80%-33%+50%-43%-17%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+600%-50%+100%-84%+25%+200%+75%--33%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+133%-50%+200%-75%+67%-50%--67%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-24%+6%+158%+53%+59%+105%+131%+65%-25%+85%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Littleport

What police force serves Littleport?
Littleport's local territorial police force is the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Littleport?
Littleport is the second most dangerous small town in Cambridgeshire.
What is Littleport's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Littleport are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Littleport?
Littleport's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021