Camborne Crime Overview

Camborne 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 Camborne in 2020 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 40% higher than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Camborne is the 187th most dangerous small town, and the 1,351st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Camborne had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for criminal damage and arson, with 26 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Camborne residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents. Camborne recorded 9 reports of other crime during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.40 the worst for other crime in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Camborne are violence and sexual offences, with 843 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 1.5% higher than 2019's figure of 830 offences and a difference of 0.58 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Camborne's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 233% from 2019's figure of 10 crimes.

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Crime in Camborne Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Camborne This Year

 CamborneCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour74833.2013,08322.9731% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.401170.2148% more dangerous
Burglary431.919441.6613% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson25011.103,7416.5741% more dangerous
Drugs1195.281,0651.8765% more dangerous
Other Crime341.515070.8941% more dangerous
Other Theft994.391,9113.3524% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons170.752750.4836% more dangerous
Public Order1004.441,6142.8336% more dangerous
Robbery50.22980.1723% more dangerous
Shoplifting542.401,0951.9220% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.13710.128% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime321.427331.299% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences84337.4212,29621.5942% more dangerous

Camborne Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Falmouth1,06346.1355% safer
Hayle49651.5938% safer
Newquay1,19452.3136% safer
Redruth90758.5122% safer
Bodmin1,10066.917% safer
Camborne1,60871.38-
Penzance1,51572.611.7% more dangerous
Truro1,49573.032.3% more dangerous
St Austell1,56773.653.1% more dangerous
Carn Brea67875.024.9% more dangerous
Liskeard85783.7215% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Camborne

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Camborne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34343233Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.310.400.40Getting worse
Burglary64.83.61.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1091011Getting worse
Drugs4.63.34.85Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.70.891.5Getting worse
Other Theft564.64.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.580.710.75Getting worse
Public Order4.855.04.4Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.490.180.270.22Safer
Shoplifting3.92.33.72.4Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.400.440.13Safer
Vehicle Crime2.42.21.51.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29323737Getting worse

Changes In Camborne's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Camborne's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Camborne that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Troon Football Club1---100.50

Comparing Camborne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.715% safer
Camborne71.38-
Coventry77.418% more dangerous
Croydon83.2214% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8117% more dangerous
Bristol86.2117% more dangerous
Leicester97.4427% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8731% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2833% more dangerous
Bradford133.0246% more dangerous
Leeds137.1048% more dangerous

Crime in Camborne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Camborne East57066Second
Camborne South39554Third
Camborne West69399First

Crime in Camborne During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Camborne change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Camborne saw a 400% increase in vehicle crime. Camborne saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 88% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-19%+20%-2%+18%+3%+38%+27%+5%-9%-21%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-50%-50%+133%-71%--83%-88%-50%-33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-5%-6%+31%+6%+61%+77%+58%+7%-52%+4%
Drugs+40%+133%-+40%-15%+20%+200%-22%+50%-50%
Other Crime--+200%--33%-+100%-+350%-
Other Theft-33%+86%-53%-50%-40%+78%+75%-29%-38%+29%
Possession of Weapons--+100%-50%+200%-75%--+100%-
Public Order-17%-43%-50%-45%+18%+30%+71%-59%+100%-57%
Robbery-------50%---
Shoplifting---71%+100%-76%-67%+40%+25%-38%-
Theft From the Person--------50%--
Vehicle Crime+25%+400%-50%-50%-+33%-50%+33%-25%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-26%-19%-5%-23%+34%+30%+17%--11%+8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Camborne

What police force serves Camborne?
Camborne's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is Camborne?
Camborne is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cornwall.
What is Camborne's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Camborne are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Camborne?
Camborne's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021