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Crime and Safety in St. Neots

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St. Neots is the safest medium-sized towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 65th most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St. Neots in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 36% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St. Neots is the 39th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,859th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, St. Neots was the worst medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for St. Neots residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for other theft, recording 17 crimes at a rate of 0.50 per 1,000 residents. St. Neots recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in St. Neots are violence and sexual offences, with 822 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 2.4% higher than 2020's figure of 802 offences and a difference of 0.60 from 2020's crime rate of 24. St. Neots's least common crime is robbery, with 10 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 60% from 2020's figure of 16 crimes.

St. Neots 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Cambridgeshire

31% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

42% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in St. Neots is 31% lower than the East of England and 42% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

St. Neots Crime Rate Over Time

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St. Neots Crime Map

Incidents mapped in St. Neots 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 St. Neots

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021541,814
2020612,060
2019672,254
2018672,273
2017622,082
2016541,819

Crime in St. Neots Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in St. Neots This Year

 St. NeotsCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour42812.6814,13016.52 30% safer
Bicycle Theft330.982,6703.12 218% safer
Burglary742.192,9603.46 58% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1825.396,5027.60 41% safer
Drugs922.721,9272.25 17% more dangerous
Other Crime300.891,5871.86 109% safer
Other Theft1634.834,9165.75 19% safer
Possession of Weapons320.956670.78 18% more dangerous
Public Order2036.016,9928.17 36% safer
Robbery100.305890.69 130% safer
Shoplifting661.952,7933.26 67% safer
Theft From the Person130.395670.66 69% safer
Vehicle Crime942.783,9104.57 64% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences82224.3526,21330.64 26% safer

St. Neots Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Neots1,81453.73-
Huntingdon2,32790.0440% more dangerous
Wisbech3,181123.6357% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in St. Neots

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Recent Crimes in St. Neots

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The PrioryInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Avon CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Longsands ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Malden WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near King'S LaneOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brampton GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Brittain CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodridge CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Beech GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Old School YardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Viscount CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pepys RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Bec RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brittain CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

St. Neots Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15161613 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.83.31.90.98 Safer
Burglary764.62.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8985 Safer
Drugs1.41.12.52.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.21.20.89 Safer
Other Theft8854.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.590.650.470.95 Getting worse
Public Order4.34.666 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.680.590.470.30 Safer
Shoplifting952.82.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.920.740.440.39 Safer
Vehicle Crime654.02.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18222424 Getting worse

Changes In St. Neots's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in St. Neots's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in St. Neots that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Henbrook Park1-1-658
Priory Park1----00.03
The Riverside Park1151-1421.4

Comparing St. Neots to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
St. Neots53.73-
Barnet67.0820% more dangerous
Croydon82.4835% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0540% more dangerous
Bristol90.5241% more dangerous
Coventry102.2447% more dangerous
Leicester111.5952% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0656% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6459% more dangerous
Bradford132.2859% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in St. Neots's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
St Neots Eaton Ford16625Fourth
St Neots Eaton Socon33457Second
St Neots Eynesbury58854Third
St Neots Priory Park54484First

St. Neots Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSt Neots Eaton Ford (47)St Neots Eaton Socon (99)
Bicycle TheftSt Neots Eaton Ford (1)St Neots Priory Park (21)
BurglarySt Neots Eaton Ford (5)St Neots Priory Park (22)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSt Neots Eaton Ford (13)St Neots Priory Park (51)
DrugsSt Neots Eaton Ford (8)St Neots Priory Park (41)
Other CrimeSt Neots Eaton Ford (4)St Neots Priory Park (8)
Other TheftSt Neots Eaton Ford (15)St Neots Priory Park (51)
Possession of WeaponsSt Neots Eaton Ford (3)St Neots Priory Park (13)
Public OrderSt Neots Eaton Ford (17)St Neots Priory Park (64)
Robbery (inc. mugging)St Neots Eynesbury (3)St Neots Eaton Socon (4)
ShopliftingSt Neots Eynesbury (5)St Neots Priory Park (39)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)St Neots Eaton Ford (1)St Neots Priory Park (5)
Vehicle CrimeSt Neots Priory Park (9)St Neots Eaton Socon (23)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSt Neots Eaton Ford (74)St Neots Priory Park (217)

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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