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Crime and Safety in March

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March is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 22nd most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in March in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.6% higher than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, March is the 201st most dangerous small town, and the 1,257th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, March was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for criminal damage and arson, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.65 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for March residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. March recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.04 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in March are violence and sexual offences, with 832 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 4.7% higher than 2020's figure of 793 offences and a difference of 1.70 from 2020's crime rate of 34. March's least common crime is robbery, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 12 crimes.

March 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cambridgeshire

8% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

0.13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in March is 8% higher than the East of England and 0.13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

March Crime Rate Over Time

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March Crime Map

Incidents mapped in March 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 March

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021761,760
2020761,755
2019741,711
2018621,430
2017631,451
2016591,368

Crime in March Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in March This Year

 MarchCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33514.5314,13016.52 14% safer
Bicycle Theft110.482,6703.12 550% safer
Burglary773.342,9603.46 3.6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1817.856,5027.60 3.2% more dangerous
Drugs311.341,9272.25 68% safer
Other Crime823.561,5871.86 48% more dangerous
Other Theft1335.774,9165.75 0.35% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons130.566670.78 39% safer
Public Order1938.376,9928.17 2.4% more dangerous
Robbery60.265890.69 165% safer
Shoplifting1265.462,7933.26 40% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.305670.66 120% safer
Vehicle Crime682.953,9104.57 55% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences83236.0926,21330.64 15% more dangerous

March Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ramsey49761.0125% safer
St. Ives1,06862.7622% safer
Chatteris73565.9116% safer
Littleport66266.9514% safer
Hampton Hargate and Vale1,02272.744.9% safer
March1,76076.34-
Orton Longueville89282.778% more dangerous
Orton Waterville84583.218% more dangerous
Bretton1,21193.2418% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in March

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Recent Crimes in March

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clydesdale CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near MeadowlandsOffender given a caution
April 2022Other theftOn or near West DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Creek FenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Kingfisher CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Campbell WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bittern WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Lamb'S PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Westwood AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swanton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near The GreysInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Acre RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nightall DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sheppersons GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swanton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Mill Hill LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

March Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18161715 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.81.60.48 Safer
Burglary4.165.03.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson81098 Safer
Drugs1.31.31.51.3 Getting worse
Other Crime2.32.54.03.6 Getting worse
Other Theft6776 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.480.740.740.56 Getting worse
Public Order4.3778 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.350.520.26 Safer
Shoplifting653.25 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.520.610.300.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.72.72.43.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23293436 Getting worse

Changes In March's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in March's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
March Town Cricket Club1111302.8

Comparing March to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0814% safer
March76.34-
Croydon82.487% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0515% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2425% more dangerous
Leicester111.5932% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2842% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in March's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
March East52567Third
March North70391First
March West53271Second

Crime in March During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in March change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when March saw a 1,200% increase in burglary. March saw a large fall in bicycle theft during July, when it fell by 86% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+30%-7%+8%+29%+4%+15%+24%+48%-23%-7%
Bicycle Theft---+200%-86%-67%-40%-+33%-67%
Burglary+29%+1,200%-31%-70%-31%-13%-36%+11%-39%-57%
Criminal Damage and Arson+12%--19%-67%-26%+24%+13%-19%-60%-32%
Drugs-+400%+100%-50%+300%-+33%+150%-67%-67%
Other Crime-25%+300%+367%+71%-+67%+350%--60%-57%
Other Theft+70%+17%-33%-50%+86%-59%+12%-35%-57%-47%
Possession of Weapons---33%---50%-25%--50%-
Public Order+5%-38%+110%-30%-50%-6%+21%+6%+50%-83%
Robbery---50%-------
Shoplifting-50%-36%-13%-53%-14%-60%-63%+50%+120%-25%
Theft From the Person+200%---------
Vehicle Crime+300%+100%--25%-62%-56%-+133%-60%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+39%-15%-29%+32%+24%+100%+22%-11%-12%+20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in March

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

How dangerous is March?
March is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Cambridgeshire.

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

What is the least common crime in March?
March's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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