Carn Brea Crime Overview

Carn Brea is the second most dangerous small town in Cornwall, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 218 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Carn Brea in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 43% higher than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Carn Brea is the 159th most dangerous small town, and the 1,181st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Carn Brea had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2019 was also a bad month for Carn Brea residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Carn Brea recorded 12 reports of public order during November 2017, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst for public order in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Carn Brea are violence and sexual offences, with 343 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 284 offences and a difference of 6.53 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Carn Brea's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Carn Brea Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Carn Brea This Year

 Carn BreaCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32335.7413,08322.9736% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.331170.2136% more dangerous
Burglary303.329441.6650% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson9810.843,7416.5739% more dangerous
Drugs313.431,0651.8745% more dangerous
Other Crime121.335070.8933% more dangerous
Other Theft535.861,9113.3543% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.552750.4813% more dangerous
Public Order444.871,6142.8342% more dangerous
Robbery40.44980.1761% more dangerous
Shoplifting293.211,0951.9240% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.22710.1245% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime242.667331.2952% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences34337.9612,29621.5943% more dangerous

Carn Brea Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bodmin1,10066.9112% safer
Camborne1,60871.385% safer
Penzance1,51572.613.3% safer
Truro1,49573.032.7% safer
St Austell1,56773.651.9% safer
Carn Brea67875.02-
Liskeard85783.7210% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Carn Brea

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Carn Brea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour38323536Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.330.220.220.33Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson129911Getting worse
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft8776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.660.441.10.55Safer
Public Order5654.9Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.44-0.44No change
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.330.330.22Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences31313138Getting worse

Changes In Carn Brea's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Carn Brea to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7111% safer
Carn Brea75.02-
Coventry77.413.1% more dangerous
Croydon83.2210% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8113% more dangerous
Bristol86.2113% more dangerous
Leicester97.4423% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8727% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2830% more dangerous
Bradford133.0244% more dangerous
Leeds137.1045% more dangerous

Crime in Carn Brea's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pool & Illogan Highway62872First

Crime in Carn Brea During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Carn Brea change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Carn Brea saw a 600% increase in drugs. Carn Brea saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 80% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+15%+3%+3%+92%+62%+50%+52%-19%-20%-13%
Criminal Damage and Arson--44%-73%+400%-+167%+100%+267%-22%-17%
Other Crime---+200%-+100%-+100%--
Other Theft-13%-67%+67%+25%-17%+25%-80%+50%-40%+200%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+100%--50%+150%+100%+200%-29%+300%-33%-80%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--+100%+100%+300%-50%-+100%+50%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-20%-38%+43%-19%+208%+100%+13%+21%-4%+3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Carn Brea

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021