Crime in Cornwall

Cornwall is the third safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Cornwall in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 22 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Cornwall's larger towns and cities, Liskeard is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Carn Brea, and St Austell comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Cornwall, starting with St. Agnes which ranks as the safest area in Cornwall, followed up by St. Stephen-in-Brannel in second place, and Treverbyn in third place.

Crime Map of Cornwall

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Cornwall Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour13,08322.97
Bicycle Theft1170.21
Burglary9441.66
Criminal Damage and Arson3,7416.57
Drugs1,0651.87
Other Crime5070.89
Other Theft1,9113.35
Possession of Weapons2750.48
Public Order1,6142.83
Robbery980.17
Shoplifting1,0951.92
Theft From the Person710.12
Vehicle Crime7331.29
Violence and Sexual Offences12,29621.59

Cornwall's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cornwall
Bodmin1,1006736% more dangerous
Bude-Stratton3993715% safer
Camborne1,6087140% more dangerous
Carn Brea6787543% more dangerous
Falmouth1,063467% more dangerous
Hayle4965217% more dangerous
Helston504441.5% more dangerous
Launceston481442.5% more dangerous
Liskeard8578449% more dangerous
Newquay1,1945218% more dangerous
Penryn347423.2% safer
Penzance1,5157341% more dangerous
Redruth9075927% more dangerous
Saltash736442.7% more dangerous
St Austell1,5677442% more dangerous
St. Agnes2192664% safer
St. Ives481442.1% more dangerous
St. Stephen-in-Brannel2403140% safer
Torpoint297399% safer
Treverbyn3473715% safer
Truro1,4957341% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Cornwall

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23221923Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.220.210.200.21No change
Burglary2.93.02.41.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7777Safer
Drugs1.41.41.51.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.890.900.860.89Getting worse
Other Theft554.53.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.340.420.48Getting worse
Public Order3.03.03.02.8Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.160.150.160.17Getting worse
Shoplifting4.13.62.81.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.340.300.12Safer
Vehicle Crime1.82.11.71.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18212122Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021