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Crime and Safety in Yaxley, Cambridgeshire

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Yaxley is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cambridgeshire, and is the 46th most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 262 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yaxley in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 21% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yaxley is the 363rd most dangerous small town, and the 2,238th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Yaxley was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Yaxley residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents. Yaxley recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during January 2020, making its crime rate of 0.32 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Yaxley are violence and sexual offences, with 269 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 242 offences and a difference of 2.84 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Yaxley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Yaxley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Cambridgeshire

17% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

27% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Yaxley is 17% lower than the East of England and 27% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Yaxley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Yaxley 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 Yaxley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202160571
202050479
201942396
201842403
201742398
201636340

Crime in Yaxley Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Yaxley This Year

 YaxleyCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10210.7314,13016.52 54% safer
Bicycle Theft80.842,6703.12 271% safer
Burglary262.742,9603.46 26% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson677.056,5027.60 8% safer
Drugs181.891,9272.25 19% safer
Other Crime192.001,5871.86 7% more dangerous
Other Theft596.214,9165.75 7% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.746670.78 5% safer
Public Order606.316,9928.17 29% safer
Robbery50.535890.69 30% safer
Shoplifting121.262,7933.26 159% safer
Theft From the Person10.115670.66 500% safer
Vehicle Crime202.103,9104.57 118% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26928.3026,21330.64 8% safer

Yaxley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Soham59845.7231% safer
Whittlesey89753.4412% safer
Cambourne58956.167% safer
Ely1,27558.902.0% safer
Yaxley57160.07-
Ramsey49761.011.5% more dangerous
St. Ives1,06862.764.3% more dangerous
Chatteris73565.919% more dangerous
Littleport66266.9510% more dangerous
Hampton Hargate and Vale1,02272.7417% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yaxley

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Recent Crimes in Yaxley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Aston CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Limetree CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pheasant WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Bramble CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mere ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Allard CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Imperial WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cook Close RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Willow RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pheasant WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Orchid CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Willow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pheasant WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Daimler AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Willow RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Daimler AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Yaxley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11141311 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.420.210.320.84 Getting worse
Burglary2.11.91.82.7 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson7987 Safer
Drugs0.531.20.741.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.30.952.0 Getting worse
Other Theft73.53.86 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.420.530.420.74 Getting worse
Public Order3.03.556 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.320.210.53 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.01.01.51.3 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.11--0.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.82.42.52.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17172528 Getting worse

Changes In Yaxley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Yaxley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Yaxley60.07-
Barnet67.0810% more dangerous
Croydon82.4827% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0533% more dangerous
Bristol90.5234% more dangerous
Coventry102.2441% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6454% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Yaxley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Yaxley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Yaxley saw a 600% increase in public order. Yaxley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--38%--36%-24%+55%+13%+55%+9%+40%
Burglary--67%--+33%-50%+300%---50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+400%-33%-57%-64%+10%+300%+25%-+17%-17%
Drugs-------+300%--
Other Crime------50%----50%
Other Theft--25%-+50%+33%+200%-+300%-25%+100%
Public Order+300%-80%-50%+167%-+167%+600%+150%-33%-75%
Shoplifting-50%---------
Vehicle Crime+200%-83%-+100%--+400%-40%+50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences--20%+113%+18%+164%+38%+82%+45%+64%+100%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Yaxley

What police force serves Yaxley?
Yaxley's local territorial police force is the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Yaxley?
Yaxley is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cambridgeshire.

What is Yaxley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Yaxley are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Yaxley?
Yaxley's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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