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Crime and Safety in Orton Longueville

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Orton Longueville is the third most dangerous small 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 Orton Longueville in 2021 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Orton Longueville is the 157th most dangerous small town, and the 993rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Orton Longueville was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for drugs, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Orton Longueville residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents. Orton Longueville recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst small town for theft from the person in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Orton Longueville are violence and sexual offences, with 440 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 369 offences and a difference of 6.59 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Orton Longueville's least common crime is robbery, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 88% from 2020's figure of 15 crimes.

Orton Longueville 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cambridgeshire

15% higher, regional crime rate

East of England

8% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Orton Longueville is 15% higher than the East of England and 8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Orton Longueville Crime Rate Over Time

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Orton Longueville Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Orton Longueville 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 Orton Longueville

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202183892
202077834
201977835
201878840
2017971,045
201692994

Crime in Orton Longueville Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Orton Longueville This Year

 Orton LonguevilleCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23421.7114,13016.52 24% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft131.212,6703.12 158% safer
Burglary242.232,9603.46 55% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson908.356,5027.60 9% more dangerous
Drugs232.131,9272.25 6% safer
Other Crime232.131,5871.86 13% more dangerous
Other Theft645.944,9165.75 3.2% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.846670.78 7% more dangerous
Public Order958.826,9928.17 7% more dangerous
Robbery80.745890.69 7% more dangerous
Shoplifting282.602,7933.26 25% safer
Theft From the Person100.935670.66 29% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime656.033,9104.57 24% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences44040.8326,21330.64 25% more dangerous

Orton Longueville Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Ives1,06862.7632% safer
Chatteris73565.9126% safer
Littleport66266.9524% safer
Hampton Hargate and Vale1,02272.7414% safer
March1,76076.348% safer
Orton Longueville89282.77-
Orton Waterville84583.210.53% more dangerous
Bretton1,21193.2411% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Orton Longueville

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Recent Crimes in Orton Longueville

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near St Botolph LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Mary Armyne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near PaynelsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near BrewerneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Oundle RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Morpeth CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near WalgraveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near BardneyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near LeightonUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Morpeth CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ToftlandInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near WorsleyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Morpeth CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near ShortfenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near BardneyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Orton Longueville Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25272422 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.92.02.01.2 Safer
Burglary4.64.44.42.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111298 Safer
Drugs1.73.13.32.1 Safer
Other Crime2.71.42.62.1 Getting worse
Other Theft554.46 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.650.740.840.84 Getting worse
Public Order5779 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.932.01.40.74 Safer
Shoplifting3.63.52.52.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.460.460.93 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime8956 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32273441 Getting worse

Changes In Orton Longueville's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Orton Longueville to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0823% safer
Croydon82.480.35% safer
Orton Longueville82.77-
Sheffield90.058% more dangerous
Bristol90.529% more dangerous
Coventry102.2419% more dangerous
Leicester111.5926% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0633% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6436% more dangerous
Bradford132.2837% more dangerous
Leeds150.9445% more dangerous

Crime in Orton Longueville During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Orton Longueville change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Orton Longueville saw a 300% increase in drugs. Orton Longueville saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 85% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-24%-45%-41%+85%-33%+36%+27%-7%-22%-48%
Bicycle Theft-50%----50%-67%+67%--+100%
Burglary-40%-80%+125%+83%+150%--33%+25%-25%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%+38%-33%-72%-29%+50%-23%-75%--58%
Drugs---67%-57%--33%+300%---
Other Crime--+200%-50%--+100%+200%-67%-
Other Theft--33%-43%+13%-14%+100%---+25%
Possession of Weapons---33%-----50%--
Public Order-40%-60%+17%+20%-+100%+200%-63%-73%-80%
Robbery-----33%--50%---
Shoplifting---85%-63%+300%-+33%+25%-50%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-25%--50%-81%+20%-82%-44%-30%-67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-54%+19%+95%+35%+13%+85%+26%+4%+7%+79%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Orton Longueville

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

How dangerous is Orton Longueville?
Orton Longueville is the third most dangerous small town in Cambridgeshire.

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

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

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