Orton Waterville Crime Overview

Orton Waterville is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 61st most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Orton Waterville in 2020 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 26% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Orton Waterville is the 358th most dangerous small town, and the 2,364th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Orton Waterville was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Orton Waterville residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for shoplifting, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.69 per 1,000 residents. Orton Waterville recorded 9 reports of vehicle crime during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.89 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Orton Waterville are violence and sexual offences, with 177 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 166 offences and a difference of 1.08 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Orton Waterville's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 167% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Orton Waterville This Year

 Orton WatervilleCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17116.8415,57418.218% safer
Bicycle Theft252.463,0773.6046% safer
Burglary353.453,8174.4629% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson555.426,9708.1550% safer
Drugs111.082,0212.36119% safer
Other Crime111.081,4141.6553% safer
Other Theft565.514,8155.632.2% safer
Possession of Weapons50.496150.7247% safer
Public Order585.716,0327.0523% safer
Robbery111.085410.6342% more dangerous
Shoplifting585.712,6523.1046% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.305240.61103% safer
Vehicle Crime716.994,2444.9629% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences17717.4324,34028.4563% safer

Crime in Orton Waterville Compared To Cambridgeshire

Orton Waterville Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Orton Longueville41038.0449% safer
Yaxley47950.3913% safer
Cambourne54451.879% safer
Whittlesey91354.394.3% safer
Bretton73656.670.09% safer
Orton Waterville57656.72-
Chatteris64157.481.3% more dangerous
Ely1,28259.234.2% more dangerous
St. Ives1,04561.418% more dangerous
Soham80761.708% more dangerous
Ramsey50461.878% more dangerous

Orton Waterville Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18121317Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.72.32.22.5Getting worse
Burglary2.82.51.93.4Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson94.84.15Safer
Drugs1.20.590.791.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.690.490.491.1Getting worse
Other Theft9776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.390.200.49Getting worse
Public Order3.42.83.96Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.20.590.981.1Getting worse
Shoplifting7886Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.390.790.30Safer
Vehicle Crime73.467Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14131617Getting worse

Changes In Orton Waterville's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Orton Waterville to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Orton Waterville56.72-
Barnet67.7116% more dangerous
Coventry77.4127% more dangerous
Croydon83.2232% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8134% more dangerous
Bristol86.2134% more dangerous
Leicester97.4442% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8745% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% 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 1,450% increase in anti-social behaviour. Orton Waterville saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during December, when it fell by 75% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+30%+100%-61%-67%+6%-7%+21%+200%+1,450%+350%
Bicycle Theft+200%---17%-+33%+100%-50%--
Burglary--+100%+33%+50%-20%+400%+600%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%+100%+133%--50%+250%-50%+50%+60%-75%
Drugs----------
Other Crime---+100%------
Other Theft-43%-75%-17%-55%+133%-67%+25%---56%
Public Order+200%+200%-57%-+20%+40%-20%+600%-33%-25%
Robbery-------+100%-+100%
Shoplifting-20%-67%-67%-67%-58%+25%-53%--57%-63%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+800%+100%+100%-50%-73%+50%-67%+200%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+143%+10%-50%-40%+20%-20%-24%-+40%+17%

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 among the top 10 safest small towns 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).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021