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Crime and Safety in Ramsey

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Ramsey is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ramsey in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 19% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ramsey is the 351st most dangerous small town, and the 2,151st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Ramsey was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for drugs, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.37 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2018 was also a bad month for Ramsey residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Ramsey recorded 2 reports of robbery during February 2017, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for robbery in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ramsey are violence and sexual offences, with 239 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 215 offences and a difference of 2.95 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Ramsey's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Ramsey 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Cambridgeshire

15% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

25% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ramsey is 15% lower than the East of England and 25% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ramsey Crime Rate Over Time

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Ramsey Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ramsey 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 Ramsey

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202161497
202062504
201955449
201847379
201757465
201651413

Crime in Ramsey Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ramsey This Year

 RamseyCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8810.8014,13016.52 53% safer
Bicycle Theft20.252,6703.12 1148% safer
Burglary263.192,9603.46 8% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson546.636,5027.60 15% safer
Drugs131.601,9272.25 41% safer
Other Crime121.471,5871.86 27% safer
Other Theft496.024,9165.75 4.5% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons20.256670.78 212% safer
Public Order516.266,9928.17 31% safer
Robbery20.255890.69 176% safer
Shoplifting161.962,7933.26 66% safer
Theft From the Person20.255670.66 164% safer
Vehicle Crime293.563,9104.57 28% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23929.3426,21330.64 4.4% safer

Ramsey Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Soham59845.7233% safer
Whittlesey89753.4414% safer
Cambourne58956.169% safer
Ely1,27558.903.6% safer
Yaxley57160.071.6% safer
Ramsey49761.01-
St. Ives1,06862.762.8% more dangerous
Chatteris73565.917% more dangerous
Littleport66266.959% more dangerous
Hampton Hargate and Vale1,02272.7416% more dangerous
March1,76076.3420% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ramsey

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Recent Crimes in Ramsey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Allen RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ugg Mere Court RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fisher CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Abbey Rooms LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Church CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Herne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Raymond RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Abbey Rooms LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

Ramsey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11151411 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.610.250.490.25 Safer
Burglary663.93.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6777 Safer
Drugs0.490.982.51.6 Getting worse
Other Crime0.741.52.11.5 Getting worse
Other Theft8666 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.250.740.25 Safer
Public Order3.1776 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.250.120.25 Safer
Shoplifting2.12.32.12.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.490.120.25 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.64.23.13.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16192629 Getting 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 2021.

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
Ramsey61.01-
Barnet67.089% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0532% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Coventry102.2440% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6453% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Ramsey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ramsey48860First

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 among the top 10 safest 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 bicycle theft.

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