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Crime and Safety in Camborne

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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 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Camborne in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 36% higher than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Camborne is the 262nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,604th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Camborne had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for drugs, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Camborne residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 29 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Camborne recorded 4 reports of other crime during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst for other crime in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Camborne are violence and sexual offences, with 843 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is the same as 2020's figure of 843 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2020's crime rate of 37. Camborne's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Camborne 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cornwall

15% higher, regional crime rate

South West

11% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Camborne is 15% higher than the South West and 11% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Camborne Crime Rate Over Time

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Camborne Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Camborne 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 Camborne

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021691,550
2020711,608
2019731,635
2018681,539
2017691,556
2016561,269

Crime in Camborne Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Camborne This Year

 CamborneCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour63027.9710,67118.73 33% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.13710.12 8% more dangerous
Burglary381.698231.44 15% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson23510.433,8146.70 36% more dangerous
Drugs904.008941.57 61% more dangerous
Other Crime311.384950.87 37% more dangerous
Other Theft934.131,9303.39 18% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons210.932630.46 51% more dangerous
Public Order1084.791,9493.42 29% more dangerous
Robbery60.27730.13 52% more dangerous
Shoplifting452.001,1281.98 1.0% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.22880.15 32% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime321.426201.09 23% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences84337.4213,04422.90 39% more dangerous

Camborne Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Falmouth1,12348.7341% safer
Launceston57352.4831% safer
Hayle50652.6331% safer
Redruth87756.5722% safer
Newquay1,41161.8211% safer
Camborne1,55068.81-
St Austell1,51471.163.3% more dangerous
Carn Brea67274.367% more dangerous
Penzance1,58175.789% more dangerous
Bodmin1,25976.5810% more dangerous
Liskeard81579.6214% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Camborne

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Recent Crimes in Camborne

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Edward StreetLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Polgine CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Wheal GerryInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forth An VreUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Foundry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rosewarne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near West Charles StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vean RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Albert PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellington CloseOffender given a caution
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Tremayne ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Polgine LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RoskearOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Commercial StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rosewarne MeadowsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lacey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Trevithick RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Camborne Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34323328 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.310.400.400.13 Safer
Burglary4.83.61.91.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9101110 Getting worse
Drugs3.34.854.0 Safer
Other Crime1.70.891.51.4 Getting worse
Other Theft64.64.44.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.710.750.93 Getting worse
Public Order55.04.44.8 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.270.220.27 Safer
Shoplifting2.33.72.42.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.440.130.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.21.51.41.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32373737 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Camborne to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.082.6% safer
Camborne68.81-
Croydon82.4817% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0524% more dangerous
Bristol90.5224% more dangerous
Coventry102.2433% more dangerous
Leicester111.5938% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6447% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9454% more dangerous

Crime in Camborne's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Camborne East58568Second
Camborne South42057Third
Camborne West63892First

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 bicycle theft.

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