Ramsey Crime Overview

Ramsey is the third most dangerous small town in Cambridgeshire, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ramsey in 2020 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ramsey is the 291st most dangerous small town, and the 1,939th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2018, Ramsey was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.37 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2017 was also a bad month for Ramsey residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Ramsey are violence and sexual offences, with 215 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 27% higher than 2019's figure of 157 offences and a difference of 7.12 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Ramsey's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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See how Ramsey shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Ramsey and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Ramsey Compared To Cambridgeshire

Summary of Crimes in Ramsey This Year

 RamseyCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11413.9915,57418.2130% safer
Bicycle Theft40.493,0773.60635% safer
Burglary323.933,8174.4613% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson577.006,9708.1516% safer
Drugs202.462,0212.364.1% more dangerous
Other Crime172.091,4141.6521% more dangerous
Other Theft526.384,8155.6312% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.746150.722.7% more dangerous
Public Order577.006,0327.050.71% safer
Robbery10.125410.63425% safer
Shoplifting172.092,6523.1048% safer
Theft From the Person10.125240.61408% safer
Vehicle Crime253.074,2444.9662% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21526.3924,34028.458% safer

Ramsey Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Orton Waterville57656.729% safer
Chatteris64157.488% safer
Ely1,28259.234.5% safer
St. Ives1,04561.410.75% safer
Soham80761.700.28% safer
Ramsey50461.87-
Littleport73574.3317% more dangerous
March1,75576.1219% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ramsey

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Ramsey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16111514Safer
Bicycle Theft0.120.610.250.49Getting worse
Burglary8663.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7677Getting worse
Drugs1.10.490.982.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.70.741.52.1Getting worse
Other Theft8866Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.250.250.74Getting worse
Public Order4.73.177Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.49-0.250.12Safer
Shoplifting2.62.12.32.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.370.490.12Safer
Vehicle Crime62.64.23.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17161926Getting worse

Changes In Ramsey's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ramsey's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Ramsey that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
The Old Nene Golf and Country Club-2--100.09

Comparing Ramsey to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ramsey61.87-
Barnet67.719% more dangerous
Coventry77.4120% more dangerous
Croydon83.2226% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8128% more dangerous
Bristol86.2128% more dangerous
Leicester97.4437% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8740% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2842% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Ramsey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ramsey50362First

Crime in Ramsey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ramsey change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Ramsey saw a 400% increase in other theft. Ramsey saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+140%+36%-50%+9%+56%--20%+14%-55%-57%
Burglary-40%+67%+200%-83%-40%--40%+20%-80%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%+200%-17%-50%-43%+120%--40%-57%+50%
Drugs+100%+100%----50%----
Other Crime-50%--+100%+100%-+100%-+100%-
Other Theft-25%-71%-71%-+100%-+400%+17%+100%-43%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--13%+100%+200%-67%+33%-33%-71%-75%+25%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting---89%-------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+33%-50%-80%-83%--33%--50%-50%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-36%+9%+93%+7%+133%+77%+7%+58%+80%+14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ramsey

What police force serves Ramsey?
Ramsey's local territorial police force is the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Ramsey?
Ramsey is the third most dangerous small town in Cambridgeshire.
What is Ramsey's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ramsey are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ramsey?
Ramsey's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021