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Cornwall Crime Statistics

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Cornwall is the second safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Cornwall in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 23 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Cornwall's larger towns and cities, Truro is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Liskeard, and Bodmin 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 St. Ives in third place.

Cornwall Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cornwall 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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Cornwall Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour10,67118.73
Bicycle Theft710.12
Burglary8231.44
Criminal Damage and Arson3,8146.70
Drugs8941.57
Other Crime4950.87
Other Theft1,9303.39
Possession of Weapons2630.46
Public Order1,9493.42
Robbery730.13
Shoplifting1,1281.98
Theft From the Person880.15
Vehicle Crime6201.09
Violence and Sexual Offences13,04422.90

Cornwall's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cornwall
Bodmin1,25977 42% more dangerous
Bude-Stratton49546 4.7% more dangerous
Camborne1,55069 36% more dangerous
Carn Brea67274 41% more dangerous
Falmouth1,12349 9% more dangerous
Hayle50653 16% more dangerous
Helston50644 1.0% safer
Launceston57352 16% more dangerous
Liskeard81580 44% more dangerous
Newquay1,41162 28% more dangerous
Penryn33340 11% safer
Penzance1,58176 42% more dangerous
Redruth87757 22% more dangerous
Saltash66640 11% safer
St Austell1,51471 38% more dangerous
St. Agnes22527 65% safer
St. Ives41838 16% safer
St. Stephen-in-Brannel24231 43% safer
Torpoint29339 14% safer
Treverbyn37340 10% safer
Truro1,66481 46% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Cornwall

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22192319 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.210.200.210.12 Safer
Burglary3.02.41.71.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7777 Safer
Drugs1.41.51.91.6 Getting worse
Other Crime0.900.860.890.87 Safer
Other Theft54.53.43.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.420.480.46 Getting worse
Public Order3.03.02.83.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.160.170.13 Safer
Shoplifting3.62.81.92.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.300.120.15 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.71.31.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21212223 Getting worse
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