Cam Crime Overview

Cam is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 138th safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cam in 2020 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 75% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cam is the 88th safest small town, and the 4,165th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2019, Cam was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2018 was also a bad month for Cam residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents. Cam recorded 16 reports of burglary during October 2016, making its crime rate of 1.9 the worst small town for burglary in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Cam are violence and sexual offences, with 107 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 113 offences and a difference of 0.69 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Cam's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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See how Cam shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Cam and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Cam Compared To Gloucestershire

Summary of Crimes in Cam This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14116.3630,53933.12102% safer
Bicycle Theft10.128520.92667% safer
Burglary131.512,9043.15109% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson273.135,1605.6079% safer
Drugs91.041,6541.7972% safer
Other Crime30.358370.91160% safer
Other Theft192.203,6423.9580% safer
Possession of Weapons20.232980.3239% safer
Public Order222.554,1194.4775% safer
Robbery20.233880.4283% safer
Shoplifting70.812,8023.04275% safer
Vehicle Crime171.973,1973.4776% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10712.4216,82218.2447% safer

Cam Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brockworth21624.0610% safer
Churchdown27724.2210% safer
Quedgeley54024.538% safer
Bishop's Cleeve34625.205% safer
Downend and Bromley Heath31725.225% safer
Bradley Stoke65230.1912% more dangerous
Winterbourne35737.1428% more dangerous
Dodington30637.7530% more dangerous
Dursley29838.9532% more dangerous
West Dean42139.3632% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cam

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Cam Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour15161416Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.460.350.350.12Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.
Drugs1.00.230.811.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.460.121.40.35Safer
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.12-0.230.23Getting worse
Public Order0. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.58-0.23Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences971312Getting worse

Changes In Cam's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cam to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7161% more dangerous
Coventry77.4166% more dangerous
Croydon83.2268% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8169% more dangerous
Bristol86.2169% more dangerous
Leicester97.4473% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8774% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2875% more dangerous
Bradford133.0280% more dangerous
Leeds137.1081% more dangerous

Crime in Cam's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+88%+180%+90%-33%-42%-30%-30%-27%+217%+83%
Criminal Damage and Arson---75%+133%-50%-60%-50%+100%-67%-75%
Other Crime--------67%--
Other Theft----25%-33%-50%-50%---
Public Order+400%-+100%-+67%-33%----
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 10 safest small towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021