Bodmin Crime Overview

Bodmin is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cornwall, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 218 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bodmin in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 36% higher than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bodmin is the 232nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,612nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Bodmin had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for burglary, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.49 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Bodmin residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Bodmin recorded 31 reports of criminal damage and arson during September 2020, making its crime rate of 1.9 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Bodmin are violence and sexual offences, with 554 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 2.9% lower than 2019's figure of 570 offences and a difference of 0.97 from 2019's crime rate of 35. Bodmin's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 25% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Bodmin Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Bodmin This Year

 BodminCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour59836.3713,08322.9737% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.241170.2112% more dangerous
Burglary432.629441.6637% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson20412.413,7416.5747% more dangerous
Drugs513.101,0651.8740% more dangerous
Other Crime251.525070.8941% more dangerous
Other Theft643.891,9113.3514% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons211.282750.4862% more dangerous
Public Order533.221,6142.8312% more dangerous
Robbery40.24980.1729% more dangerous
Shoplifting583.531,0951.9246% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.24710.1250% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime150.917331.2942% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences55433.7012,29621.5936% more dangerous

Bodmin Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Saltash73644.1452% safer
Falmouth1,06346.1345% safer
Hayle49651.5930% safer
Newquay1,19452.3128% safer
Redruth90758.5114% safer
Bodmin1,10066.91-
Camborne1,60871.386% more dangerous
Penzance1,51572.618% more dangerous
Truro1,49573.038% more dangerous
St Austell1,56773.659% more dangerous
Carn Brea67875.0211% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bodmin

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Recent Crimes in Bodmin

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Opies LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trelawney RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kinsman EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crinnick'S HillUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crinnick'S HillUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crinnick'S HillUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Monument WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Church LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broomfield DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Northey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Granny'S GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other theftOn or near Northey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Northey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Kestle CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Corporation RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other theftOn or near Monument WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higher Bore StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other theftOn or near Boskear LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Margaret CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect

Bodmin Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour46353136Safer
Bicycle Theft0.490.060.300.24Safer
Burglary654.72.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15121112Safer
Drugs2.21.92.23.1Getting worse
Other Crime2.01.20.911.5Getting worse
Other Theft8973.9Safer
Possession of Weapons1.50.790.611.3Getting worse
Public Order75.053.2Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.670.670.180.24Safer
Shoplifting121063.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.730.610.610.24Safer
Vehicle Crime3.83.62.00.91Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31373534Safer

Changes In Bodmin's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bodmin to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bodmin66.91-
Barnet67.711.2% more dangerous
Coventry77.4114% more dangerous
Croydon83.2220% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2838% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Bodmin's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bodmin East53463Second
Bodmin West56671First

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 among the top 10 most dangerous small towns 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.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021