Bude-Stratton Crime Overview

Bude-Stratton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cornwall, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 218 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bude-Stratton in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bude-Stratton is the 205th safest small town, and the 4,904th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2017, Bude-Stratton had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2016 was also a bad month for Bude-Stratton residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Bude-Stratton are violence and sexual offences, with 203 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 3.4% higher than 2019's figure of 196 offences and a difference of 0.66 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Bude-Stratton's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Bude-Stratton Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Bude-Stratton This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21119.7813,08322.9716% safer
Bicycle Theft20.191170.2111% safer
Burglary171.599441.664.4% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson484.503,7416.5746% safer
Drugs312.911,0651.8736% more dangerous
Other Crime80.755070.8919% safer
Other Theft353.281,9113.352.1% safer
Possession of Weapons50.472750.482.1% safer
Public Order242.251,6142.8326% safer
Shoplifting171.591,0951.9221% safer
Vehicle Crime90.847331.2954% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20319.0312,29621.5913% safer

Bude-Stratton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Agnes21926.1643% safer
St. Stephen-in-Brannel24030.7322% safer
Treverbyn34737.320.24% safer
Torpoint29739.344.9% more dangerous
Penryn34741.6110% more dangerous
Helston50443.6014% more dangerous
St. Ives48143.8615% more dangerous
Launceston48144.0615% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bude-Stratton

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Bude-Stratton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour19202020Safer
Bicycle Theft0.190.370.190.19Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson864.84.5Safer
Drugs0.841.21.22.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.750.470.840.75Getting worse
Other Theft4.254.13.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.470.560.470.47Safer
Public Order3.
Vehicle Crime0.841.40.840.84Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17211819Getting worse

Changes In Bude-Stratton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bude-Stratton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7145% more dangerous
Coventry77.4152% more dangerous
Croydon83.2255% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8156% more dangerous
Bristol86.2157% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Bude-Stratton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bude & Stratton39737First

Crime in Bude-Stratton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bude-Stratton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Bude-Stratton saw a 500% increase in public order. Bude-Stratton saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-35%+94%+37%-27%-+11%--56%+78%+78%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-86%+100%-40%-+33%+133%+50%+200%-50%
Other Crime---------50%-
Other Theft+50%-75%+33%--33%-80%-20%+33%+33%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--50%--75%+50%-+500%-+200%-
Vehicle Crime---------+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-16%-30%+9%-30%+40%+4%+88%+8%-27%+71%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bude-Stratton

What police force serves Bude-Stratton?
Bude-Stratton's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is Bude-Stratton?
Bude-Stratton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cornwall.
What is Bude-Stratton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bude-Stratton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bude-Stratton?
Bude-Stratton's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021