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Crime and Safety in Bude-Stratton

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Bude-Stratton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cornwall, and is the 28th most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bude-Stratton in 2021 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 4.7% higher than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bude-Stratton is the 289th safest small town, and the 3,736th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Bude-Stratton had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.37 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2019 was also a bad month for Bude-Stratton residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents. Bude-Stratton recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during February 2017, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst for theft from the person in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Bude-Stratton are violence and sexual offences, with 247 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 203 offences and a difference of 4.13 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Bude-Stratton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Bude-Stratton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Cornwall

27% lower, regional crime rate

South West

65% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bude-Stratton is 27% lower than the South West and 65% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bude-Stratton Crime Rate Over Time

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Bude-Stratton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bude-Stratton 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 Bude-Stratton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202146495
202037399
201938405
201844465
201742451
201636383

Crime in Bude-Stratton Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Bude-Stratton This Year

 Bude-StrattonCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18417.2510,67118.73 9% safer
Bicycle Theft30.28710.12 57% more dangerous
Burglary141.318231.44 10% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson494.593,8146.70 46% safer
Drugs161.508941.57 4.7% safer
Other Crime90.844950.87 3.6% safer
Other Theft393.661,9303.39 7% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.562630.46 18% more dangerous
Public Order423.941,9493.42 13% more dangerous
Robbery30.28730.13 54% more dangerous
Shoplifting534.971,1281.98 60% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.19880.15 21% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime121.126201.09 2.7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences24723.1613,04422.90 1.1% more dangerous

Bude-Stratton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Torpoint29338.8120% safer
Penryn33339.9316% safer
Saltash66639.9416% safer
Treverbyn37340.1216% safer
Helston50643.776% safer
Bude-Stratton49546.40-
Falmouth1,12348.734.8% more dangerous
Launceston57352.4812% more dangerous
Hayle50652.6312% more dangerous
Redruth87756.5718% more dangerous
Newquay1,41161.8225% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bude-Stratton

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Recent Crimes in Bude-Stratton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Peters RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Traly CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clinton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church PathUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warwick RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bencoolen RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goldsworthy DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Flexbury AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Briar RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hollabury RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Perrily MountUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Theft from the personOn or near NightclubInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Speedwell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A39Unable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Olaf'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Bude-Stratton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20202017 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.370.190.190.28 Getting worse
Burglary1.62.01.61.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.84.54.6 Safer
Drugs1.21.22.91.5 Getting worse
Other Crime0.470.840.750.84 Getting worse
Other Theft54.13.33.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.470.470.56 Getting worse
Public Order2.22.92.23.9 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.22.01.65.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.470.28-0.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.40.840.841.1 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences21181923 Getting worse

Changes In Bude-Stratton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bude-Stratton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bude-Stratton46.40-
Barnet67.0831% more dangerous
Croydon82.4844% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0548% more dangerous
Bristol90.5249% more dangerous
Coventry102.2455% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2865% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Bude-Stratton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bude & Stratton49546First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-35%+94%+37%-27%-+11%--56%+78%+78%
Burglary-+50%---75%--50%--+300%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-86%+100%-40%-+33%+133%+50%+200%-50%
Drugs--50%--+33%---33%-+400%
Other Crime---------50%-
Other Theft+50%-75%+33%--33%-80%-20%+33%+33%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--50%--75%+50%-+500%-+200%-
Shoplifting-+100%----67%-50%--+33%
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 10 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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