St. Neots Crime Overview

St. Neots is the safest medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire, and is the 52nd most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St. Neots in 2020 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St. Neots is the 70th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,013rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, St. Neots was the worst medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for St. Neots residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.41 per 1,000 residents. St. Neots recorded 4 reports of other crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in St. Neots are violence and sexual offences, with 802 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 739 offences and a difference of 1.86 from 2019's crime rate of 22. St. Neots's least common crime is theft from the person, with 15 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 67% from 2019's figure of 25 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in St. Neots This Year

 St. NeotsCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour52815.6415,57418.2116% safer
Bicycle Theft651.933,0773.6087% safer
Burglary1544.563,8174.462.2% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2597.676,9708.156% safer
Drugs842.492,0212.365% more dangerous
Other Crime421.241,4141.6533% safer
Other Theft1715.064,8155.6311% safer
Possession of Weapons160.476150.7253% safer
Public Order2066.106,0327.0516% safer
Robbery160.475410.6334% safer
Shoplifting942.782,6523.1012% safer
Theft From the Person150.445240.6139% safer
Vehicle Crime1364.034,2444.9623% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences80223.7524,34028.4520% safer

Crime in St. Neots Compared To Cambridgeshire

St. Neots Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Neots2,06061.01-
Huntingdon2,49496.5037% more dangerous
Wisbech2,628102.1340% more dangerous

St. Neots Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23151616Safer
Bicycle Theft3.01.83.31.9Safer
Burglary6764.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9898Safer
Drugs1.41.41.12.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.51.21.2Safer
Other Theft6885Safer
Possession of Weapons0.650.590.650.47Safer
Public Order3.24.34.66Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.680.590.47Safer
Shoplifting7952.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.770.920.740.44Safer
Vehicle Crime6654.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18182224Getting worse

Changes In St. Neots's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing St. Neots to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
St. Neots61.01-
Barnet67.7110% more dangerous
Coventry77.4121% more dangerous
Croydon83.2227% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8129% more dangerous
Bristol86.2129% more dangerous
Leicester97.4437% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8741% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2843% more dangerous
Bradford133.0254% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in St. Neots's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
St Neots Eaton Ford21131Fourth
St Neots Eaton Socon34058Third
St Neots Eynesbury67062Second
St Neots Priory Park63698First

St. Neots Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of St. Neots for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSt Neots Eaton Ford (60)St Neots Priory Park (156)
Bicycle TheftSt Neots Eaton Ford (3)St Neots Priory Park (48)
BurglarySt Neots Eaton Ford (12)St Neots Priory Park (43)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSt Neots Eaton Ford (26)St Neots Priory Park (79)
DrugsSt Neots Eaton Socon (12)St Neots Priory Park (23)
Other CrimeSt Neots Eaton Socon (6)St Neots Priory Park (13)
Other TheftSt Neots Eaton Ford (8)St Neots Eynesbury (88)
Possession of WeaponsSt Neots Eynesbury (2)St Neots Priory Park (7)
Public OrderSt Neots Eaton Ford (19)St Neots Priory Park (67)
Robbery (inc. mugging)St Neots Eynesbury (4)St Neots Eaton Socon (4)
ShopliftingSt Neots Eynesbury (8)St Neots Priory Park (57)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)St Neots Eynesbury (2)St Neots Eaton Socon (7)
Vehicle CrimeSt Neots Eaton Ford (21)St Neots Eaton Socon (45)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSt Neots Eaton Ford (73)St Neots Priory Park (226)

Crime in St. Neots During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in St. Neots change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when St. Neots saw a 800% increase in drugs. St. Neots saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 94% compared to November in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of St. Neots's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-3%+31%-11%+61%+44%-5%-26%-19%+6%+14%
Bicycle Theft-38%-+10%-33%-84%-69%-50%-+25%-40%
Burglary-32%-20%-11%-5%-21%+100%+25%+17%-69%-17%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-25%-33%+243%-+50%-59%-13%-45%-33%
Drugs-40%+29%+100%+367%+700%+250%+800%+133%+150%+100%
Other Crime-33%+250%-33%+50%-+200%-20%-75%-+500%
Other Theft-15%-65%-56%+38%-65%-40%+36%-41%-26%-25%
Possession of Weapons----80%-50%-67%+50%---67%
Public Order+108%+50%+17%+38%-18%+86%+7%-14%-45%+58%
Robbery---+200%--50%---50%-
Shoplifting-71%-68%-65%-89%-22%+33%-71%-71%-94%-14%
Theft From the Person--50%-50%-80%--50%+100%---
Vehicle Crime-11%-33%-73%-41%-58%-71%-82%+60%+17%+89%
Violence and Sexual Offences+7%-7%+36%+5%+14%+76%--42%+37%-22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in St. Neots

What police force serves St. Neots?
St. Neots's local territorial police force is the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is St. Neots?
St. Neots is the safest medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire.
What is St. Neots's most common crime?
The most common crimes in St. Neots are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in St. Neots?
St. Neots's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021