Yaxley Crime Overview

Yaxley is the third safest small town in Cambridgeshire, and is the 79th most dangerous overall out of Cambridgeshire's 265 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yaxley in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cambridgeshire's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the Cambridgeshire rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yaxley is the 400th safest small town, and the 3,007th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Yaxley was the worst small town in Cambridgeshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.32 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Yaxley residents, when it was Cambridgeshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Yaxley recorded 2 reports of drugs during August 2017, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for drugs in Cambridgeshire that month.

The most common crimes in Yaxley are violence and sexual offences, with 242 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 33% higher than 2019's figure of 161 offences and a difference of 8.52 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Yaxley's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Yaxley Compared To Cambridgeshire

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Summary of Crimes in Yaxley This Year

 YaxleyCambridgeshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12713.3615,57418.2136% safer
Bicycle Theft30.323,0773.601025% safer
Burglary171.793,8174.46149% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson727.576,9708.158% safer
Drugs70.742,0212.36219% safer
Other Crime90.951,4141.6574% safer
Other Theft363.794,8155.6349% safer
Possession of Weapons40.426150.7271% safer
Public Order495.166,0327.0537% safer
Robbery20.215410.63200% safer
Shoplifting141.472,6523.10111% safer
Vehicle Crime242.524,2444.9697% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24225.4624,34028.4512% safer

Yaxley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hampton Hargate and Vale42830.4665% safer
Orton Longueville41038.0432% safer
Yaxley47950.39-
Cambourne54451.872.9% more dangerous
Whittlesey91354.397% more dangerous
Bretton73656.6711% more dangerous
Orton Waterville57656.7211% more dangerous
Chatteris64157.4812% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yaxley

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Yaxley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14111413Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.420.420.210.32Safer
Burglary3.02.11.91.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6798Getting worse
Drugs0.630.531.20.74Safer
Other Crime0.631.31.30.95Safer
Other Theft673.53.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.420.530.42Getting worse
Public Order2.43.03.55Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.210.320.21Safer
Shoplifting1.21.01.01.5Getting worse
Vehicle Crime52.82.42.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16171725Getting worse

Changes In Yaxley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Yaxley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Yaxley50.39-
Barnet67.7126% more dangerous
Coventry77.4135% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2142% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% 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 the third safest small town 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021