Cam Crime Overview

Cam is the third safest small town in Gloucestershire, and the the 118th safest overall out of Gloucestershire's 267 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cam in 2020 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 83% lower than Gloucestershire's rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England and Wales as a whole, Cam ranks as the the 52nd safest small town, and the the 3,823rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Cam was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2019 was also a bad month for Cam residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents. Cam recorded 5 reports of robbery during April 2018, making its crime rate of 0.58 the worst small town for robbery in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Cam are violence and sexual offences, with 97 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 113 offences and a difference of 1.85 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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Summary of Crimes in Cam This Year

 CamGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13015.0925,80337.36148% safer
Bicycle Theft10.126030.87625% safer
Burglary121.392,1373.09122% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson263.023,7455.4279% safer
Drugs80.931,2681.8498% safer
Other Crime30.355520.80129% safer
Other Theft141.622,5283.66126% safer
Possession of Weapons20.232350.3448% safer
Public Order212.442,6543.8457% safer
Robbery20.232810.4178% safer
Shoplifting70.811,8852.73237% safer
Vehicle Crime141.622,2013.1997% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9711.2612,08517.5055% safer

Cam Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownsTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Churchdown25322.129% safer
Bishop's Cleeve31322.805% safer
Cam20724.02-
Charlton Kings34532.8527% more dangerous
Dursley27435.8233% more dangerous
West Dean38435.9033% more dangerous
Brockworth34838.7638% more dangerous
Lydney39642.1943% more dangerous

Cam Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15161415Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.460.350.350.12Safer
Burglary2.32.83.01.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.75.04.03.0Safer
Drugs1.00.230.810.93Getting worse
Other Crime0.460.121.40.35Safer
Other Theft3.43.23.41.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.12-0.230.23Getting worse
Public Order0.231.41.62.4Getting worse
Robbery-0.58-0.23Safer
Shoplifting1.40.700.810.81Safer
Vehicle Crime3.03.22.11.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences971311Getting worse

Comparing Cam to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Cam24.02-
Coventry71.5066% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9968% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2368% more dangerous
Croydon77.1869% more dangerous
Bradford79.1970% more dangerous
London80.7070% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0273% more dangerous
Bristol91.5774% more dangerous
Leeds91.9074% more dangerous
Leicester102.5177% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9477% more dangerous

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+88%+180%+90%-33%-42%-30%-30%-27%+217%
Burglary+33%-----50%--75%-
Criminal Damage and Arson---75%+133%-50%-60%-50%+100%-67%
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 the third 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.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021