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Crime and Safety in Cam

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Cam is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 141st safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 305 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cam in 2021 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 68% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 52 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cam is the 116th safest small town, and the 4,814th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2018, Cam was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for robbery, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.58 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2016 was also a bad month for Cam residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 1.9 per 1,000 residents. Cam recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during January 2016, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Cam are violence and sexual offences, with 132 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 107 offences and a difference of 2.90 from 2020's crime rate of 12. Cam's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Cam 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Gloucestershire

88% lower, regional crime rate

South West

145% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cam is 88% lower than the South West and 145% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cam Crime Rate Over Time

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Cam Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cam 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 Cam

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202131269
202027229
201931269
201825214
201725215
201622192

Crime in Cam Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Cam This Year

 CamGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15417.8723,89225.91 45% safer
Bicycle Theft10.125800.63 425% safer
Burglary70.812,7522.98 268% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson455.225,4295.89 13% safer
Drugs60.701,4101.53 119% safer
Other Crime60.701,1551.25 79% safer
Other Theft232.673,7584.08 53% safer
Public Order242.794,9695.39 93% safer
Robbery20.233450.37 61% safer
Shoplifting141.622,8243.06 89% safer
Theft From the Person10.122060.22 83% safer
Vehicle Crime80.932,3272.52 171% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13215.3222,24024.12 57% safer

Cam Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bitton626.59374% safer
Charlton Kings29628.1911% safer
Dodington24029.605% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.193.4% safer
Cam26931.22-
Downend and Bromley Heath42934.139% more dangerous
Bishop's Cleeve47334.459% more dangerous
Churchdown40735.5812% more dangerous
Winterbourne36738.1818% more dangerous
West Dean43340.4823% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cam

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Recent Crimes in Cam

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near MillbankUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The CrapenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trotman AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near WestendInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trotman AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Yewtree CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Mill WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hadley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Severn RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WestendInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodview RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leaside CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Workmans CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Morris OrchardUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SpringfieldUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near A4135Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Workmans CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leaside CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Cam Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16141618 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.350.350.120.12 Safer
Burglary2.83.01.50.81 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5.04.03.15 Getting worse
Drugs0.230.811.00.70 Getting worse
Other Crime0.121.40.350.70 Getting worse
Other Theft3.23.42.22.7 Safer
Public Order1.41.62.62.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.58-0.230.23 Safer
Shoplifting0.700.810.811.6 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.46-0.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.22.12.00.93 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences7131215 Getting worse

Changes In Cam's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cam to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cam31.22-
Barnet67.0853% more dangerous
Croydon82.4862% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0565% more dangerous
Bristol90.5266% more dangerous
Coventry102.2469% more dangerous
Leicester111.5972% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0675% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6476% more dangerous
Bradford132.2876% more dangerous
Leeds150.9479% more dangerous

Crime in Cam's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cam27532First

Crime in Cam During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cam change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Cam saw a 400% increase in public order. Cam saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 75% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+88%+180%+90%-33%-42%-30%-30%-27%+217%+83%
Burglary+33%-----50%--75%--
Criminal Damage and Arson---75%+133%-50%-60%-50%+100%-67%-75%
Drugs-------50%---
Other Crime--------67%--
Other Theft----25%-33%-50%-50%---
Public Order+400%-+100%-+67%-33%----
Shoplifting-------67%--67%-
Vehicle Crime---------75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%-56%+9%+117%+71%-58%-50%-15%-10%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cam

What police force serves Cam?
Cam's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Cam?
Cam is among the top 5 safest small town in Gloucestershire.

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

What is the least common crime in Cam?
Cam's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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