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

 Bude-StrattonCornwall 
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
Bude-Stratton39937.41-
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 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19202020Safer
Bicycle Theft0.190.370.190.19Safer
Burglary3.71.62.01.6Safer
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 Order3.92.22.92.2Safer
Shoplifting2.23.22.01.6Safer
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
Bude-Stratton37.41-
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.

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 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