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Crime and Safety in Orton Waterville

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Orton Waterville is the second 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 Waterville 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 Waterville is the 153rd most dangerous small town, and the 976th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Orton Waterville was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.59 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Orton Waterville residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Orton Waterville recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Orton Waterville are violence and sexual offences, with 360 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 2.2% lower than 2020's figure of 368 offences and a difference of 0.79 from 2020's crime rate of 36. Orton Waterville's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Orton Waterville 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second 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 Waterville is 15% higher than the East of England and 8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Orton Waterville Crime Rate Over Time

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Orton Waterville Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Orton Waterville 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 Waterville

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202183845
20201001,014
201985862
201877780
201798996
201670711

Crime in Orton Waterville Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Orton Waterville This Year

 Orton WatervilleCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25925.5014,13016.52 35% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft181.772,6703.12 76% safer
Burglary434.232,9603.46 18% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson807.886,5027.60 3.6% more dangerous
Drugs141.381,9272.25 63% safer
Other Crime181.771,5871.86 5% safer
Other Theft716.994,9165.75 18% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.696670.78 13% safer
Public Order797.786,9928.17 5% safer
Robbery80.795890.69 13% more dangerous
Shoplifting737.192,7933.26 55% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.305670.66 120% safer
Vehicle Crime716.993,9104.57 35% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences36035.4526,21330.64 14% more dangerous

Orton Waterville Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chatteris73565.9126% safer
Littleport66266.9524% safer
Hampton Hargate and Vale1,02272.7414% safer
March1,76076.349% safer
Orton Longueville89282.770.53% safer
Orton Waterville84583.21-
Bretton1,21193.2411% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Orton Waterville

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Recent Crimes in Orton Waterville

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RiseholmeUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Southgate WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near PaulsgroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BensteadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Paxton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The StackyardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Balintore RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near MedworthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Paxton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Jasmine CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BeckinghamUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gannocks CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near KilhamInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near StagsdenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Orton Waterville Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23253426 Safer
Bicycle Theft4.13.63.21.8 Safer
Burglary63.474.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson99108 Safer
Drugs1.51.51.71.4 Safer
Other Crime0.590.982.01.8 Getting worse
Other Theft10997 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.690.790.590.69 Safer
Public Order5688 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.981.31.60.79 Safer
Shoplifting8867 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.790.980.490.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime812137 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23283635 Getting worse

Changes In Orton Waterville's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Orton Waterville to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0824% safer
Croydon82.480.89% safer
Orton Waterville83.21-
Sheffield90.058% more dangerous
Bristol90.528% more dangerous
Coventry102.2419% more dangerous
Leicester111.5925% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0632% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6436% more dangerous
Bradford132.2837% more dangerous
Leeds150.9445% more dangerous

Crime in Orton Waterville During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Orton Waterville change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Orton Waterville saw a 733% increase in anti-social behaviour. Orton Waterville saw a large fall in bicycle theft during October, when it fell by 67% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+36%+30%-27%-12%+9%+32%+39%+167%+733%+164%
Bicycle Theft+100%---+200%+25%--67%--
Burglary-+100%+100%+100%+150%+63%+167%+400%+200%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+29%+250%+233%--46%+36%+14%+75%+25%-33%
Drugs-+200%----+50%-50%--50%
Other Crime---+200%-+100%+300%---
Other Theft-30%+50%-40%-33%+17%-33%+100%-+60%-40%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-----
Public Order+67%+200%-38%-+33%-+43%+350%+25%-40%
Robbery----+50%--50%+200%-67%+100%
Shoplifting-20%-67%-67%-58%-50%+25%-53%+60%-57%-67%
Theft From the Person----------50%
Vehicle Crime-9%-17%+167%-29%-43%+40%-44%+233%-33%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+156%+61%-21%-16%+100%-10%+21%-15%+50%+28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Orton Waterville

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

How dangerous is Orton Waterville?
Orton Waterville is the second most dangerous small town in Cambridgeshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Orton Waterville?
Orton Waterville's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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