Wisbech is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wisbech in 2021 was 124 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 41% higher than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wisbech is among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized towns, and the 307th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Wisbech was the worst medium-sized town in Cambridgeshire for criminal damage and arson, with 25 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.97 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Wisbech residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents. Wisbech recorded 19 reports of drugs during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.74 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Cambridgeshire that month.
The most common crimes in Wisbech are violence and sexual offences, with 1,346 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 52. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 1,180 offences and a difference of 6.45 from 2020's crime rate of 46. Wisbech's least common crime is theft from the person, with 22 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 22 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, Cambridgeshire
43% higher, regional crime rate
East of England
38% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Wisbech is 43% higher than the East of England and 38% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|East of England|
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Wisbech 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||692||26.89||14,130||16.52||39% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||99||3.85||2,670||3.12||19% more dangerous|
|Burglary||154||5.98||2,960||3.46||42% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||375||14.57||6,502||7.60||48% more dangerous|
|Drugs||96||3.73||1,927||2.25||40% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||77||2.99||1,587||1.86||38% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||230||8.94||4,916||5.75||36% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||50||1.94||667||0.78||60% more dangerous|
|Public Order||352||13.68||6,992||8.17||40% more dangerous|
|Robbery||30||1.17||589||0.69||41% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||227||8.82||2,793||3.26||63% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||22||0.85||567||0.66||22% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||123||4.78||3,910||4.57||4.4% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,346||52.31||26,213||30.64||41% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Henry Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Blackfriars Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Albany Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Savory Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Prince Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Larksfield||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Stermyn Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hillburn Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Kenlan Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near South Brink||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near King Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near High Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Hawkins Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Eastfield Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Clayton Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near St Augustines Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Musticott Place||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Albany Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Boleness Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Bicycle Theft||2.7||4.1||2.0||3.8||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||18||16||14||15||Safer|
|Other Crime||2.0||2.1||1.7||3.0||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.1||1.7||1.1||1.9||Getting worse|
|Public Order||7||9||10||14||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||1.6||1.6||1.4||1.2||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.2||1.0||0.85||0.85||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||39||37||46||52||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Wisbech that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Birmingham||129.64||4.6% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||7% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||18% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Wisbech South & Peckover||2,036||142||First|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wisbech change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Wisbech saw a 700% increase in drugs. Wisbech saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 96% compared to October in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-7%||-20%||-26%||+3%||-5%||+16%||-9%||-18%||-30%||-62%|
|Possession of Weapons||-33%||-75%||-||-50%||-||+100%||+67%||-50%||-||+33%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-67%||-67%||-33%||+100%||-||+50%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+21%||+13%||+35%||+21%||+32%||+24%||+26%||+13%||+16%||+48%|