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Crime and Safety in Bodmin

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Bodmin is the third most dangerous small town in Cornwall, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bodmin in 2021 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 42% higher than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bodmin is the 199th most dangerous small town, and the 1,245th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Bodmin had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for other theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.49 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Bodmin residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.18 per 1,000 residents. Bodmin recorded 9 reports of shoplifting during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.55 the worst for shoplifting in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Bodmin are violence and sexual offences, with 695 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 554 offences and a difference of 8.57 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Bodmin's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Bodmin 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cornwall

23% higher, regional crime rate

South West

0.18% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bodmin is 23% higher than the South West and 0.18% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bodmin Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bodmin 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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Historical Crime Rates for Bodmin

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021771,259
2020671,100
2019751,230
2018871,430
2017901,486
2016721,181

Crime in Bodmin Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Bodmin This Year

 BodminCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour45327.5510,67118.73 32% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.24710.12 50% more dangerous
Burglary402.438231.44 41% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson17310.523,8146.70 36% more dangerous
Drugs513.108941.57 49% more dangerous
Other Crime130.794950.87 10% safer
Other Theft784.741,9303.39 28% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons130.792630.46 42% more dangerous
Public Order794.811,9493.42 29% more dangerous
Robbery60.36730.13 64% more dangerous
Shoplifting855.171,1281.98 62% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.24880.15 38% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime181.096201.090% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences69542.2713,04422.90 46% more dangerous

Bodmin Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Newquay1,41161.8224% safer
Camborne1,55068.8111% safer
St Austell1,51471.168% safer
Carn Brea67274.363.0% safer
Penzance1,58175.781.1% safer
Bodmin1,25976.58-
Liskeard81579.623.8% more dangerous
Truro1,66481.296% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bodmin

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Recent Crimes in Bodmin

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beacon HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higher Bore StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Omaha RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Corporation RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wallace RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bodiniel ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Mary'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Kinsman EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park DriveOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Granny'S GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park DriveOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Monument WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Little MeadowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Boskear LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Berrycoombe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Hillside ParkUnable to prosecute suspect

Bodmin Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35313628 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.060.300.240.24 Safer
Burglary54.72.62.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12111211 Safer
Drugs1.92.23.13.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.911.50.79 Safer
Other Theft973.94.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.790.611.30.79 Safer
Public Order5.053.24.8 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.670.180.240.36 Safer
Shoplifting1063.55 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.610.610.240.24 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.62.00.911.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37353442 Getting worse

Changes In Bodmin's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bodmin to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0814% safer
Bodmin76.58-
Croydon82.487% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0515% more dangerous
Bristol90.5215% more dangerous
Coventry102.2425% more dangerous
Leicester111.5931% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2842% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Bodmin's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bodmin East56667Second
Bodmin West69387First

Crime in Bodmin During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bodmin change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Bodmin saw a 450% increase in drugs. Bodmin saw a large fall in shoplifting during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-10%+163%+24%-9%-26%-30%+20%+64%+18%+60%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-67%-+100%-33%+25%-78%-50%-25%-67%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-28%-17%-7%+25%+17%-11%+244%-10%+100%+7%
Drugs-+450%-33%+125%---+400%-57%-71%
Other Crime+100%+33%+100%+100%--+100%-50%--
Other Theft-42%-67%-75%-64%+50%-57%+13%-82%-81%+60%
Possession of Weapons--50%+100%-+400%---+200%-
Public Order-78%-75%-50%-50%-22%+25%-50%-57%+200%+67%
Robbery--+100%-------
Shoplifting+40%-33%+20%--55%+250%--86%-85%-60%
Theft From the Person---50%-------
Vehicle Crime-33%-50%--67%-60%-50%---75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-22%+9%-49%--8%-27%+51%-15%-10%-7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bodmin

What police force serves Bodmin?
Bodmin's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.

How dangerous is Bodmin?
Bodmin is the third most dangerous small town in Cornwall.

What is Bodmin's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bodmin are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Bodmin?
Bodmin's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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