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 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 other crime during June 2015, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for other crime 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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Crime in Cam Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Cam This Year

 CamGloucestershire 
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
Cam22926.58-
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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Recent Crimes in Cam

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hadley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FairmeadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Norman HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Quarry GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Quarry GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Orchard ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Cam GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tyndale RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
July 2021Public orderOn or near Tyndale RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chapel StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Box RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Box RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A4135Unable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tilsdown CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hadley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Cam Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15161416Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.460.350.350.12Safer
Burglary2.32.83.01.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.75.04.03.1Safer
Drugs1.00.230.811.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.460.121.40.35Safer
Other Theft3.43.23.42.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.12-0.230.23Getting worse
Public Order0.231.41.62.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.58-0.23Safer
Shoplifting1.40.700.810.81Safer
Vehicle Crime3.03.22.12.0Safer
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
Cam26.58-
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
Cam23127First

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 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: 05 Oct 2021