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Crime and Safety in Carn Brea

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Carn Brea is among the top 5 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 Carn Brea in 2021 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 41% higher than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Carn Brea is the 218th most dangerous small town, and the 1,341st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Carn Brea had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.66 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Carn Brea residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Carn Brea recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst for theft from the person in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Carn Brea are violence and sexual offences, with 385 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 343 offences and a difference of 4.64 from 2020's crime rate of 38. Carn Brea's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Carn Brea 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cornwall

21% higher, regional crime rate

South West

2.8% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Carn Brea is 21% higher than the South West and 2.8% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Carn Brea Crime Rate Over Time

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Carn Brea Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Carn Brea 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 Carn Brea

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202174672
202075678
201969627
201871643
201778704
201654485

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 Behaviour29632.7510,67118.73 43% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.22710.12 45% more dangerous
Burglary252.778231.44 48% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson9910.953,8146.70 39% more dangerous
Drugs151.668941.57 5% more dangerous
Other Crime70.774950.87 13% safer
Other Theft353.871,9303.39 12% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.442630.46 4.5% safer
Public Order566.201,9493.42 45% more dangerous
Robbery20.22730.13 41% more dangerous
Shoplifting283.101,1281.98 36% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.33880.15 55% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime111.226201.09 11% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences38542.6013,04422.90 46% more dangerous

Carn Brea Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hayle50652.6341% safer
Redruth87756.5731% safer
Newquay1,41161.8220% safer
Camborne1,55068.818% safer
St Austell1,51471.164.5% safer
Carn Brea67274.36-
Penzance1,58175.781.9% more dangerous
Bodmin1,25976.582.9% more dangerous
Liskeard81579.627% more dangerous
Truro1,66481.299% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Carn Brea

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Recent Crimes in Carn Brea

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Treloweth WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barncoose TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Barncoose TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carn Brea LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Treloweth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chili RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cort TrelowethInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fore StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near East HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East Pool ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fore StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Barncoose TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect

Carn Brea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32353633 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.220.220.330.22 Safer
Burglary3.93.53.32.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson991111 Getting worse
Drugs2.11.83.41.7 Safer
Other Crime1.12.01.30.77 Safer
Other Theft7763.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.441.10.550.44 Safer
Public Order654.96 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.44-0.440.22 Safer
Shoplifting74.53.23.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.330.220.33 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.32.82.71.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31313843 Getting worse

Changes In Carn Brea's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Carn Brea to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0811% safer
Carn Brea74.36-
Croydon82.4810% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0517% more dangerous
Bristol90.5218% more dangerous
Coventry102.2427% more dangerous
Leicester111.5933% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0640% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6443% more dangerous
Bradford132.2844% more dangerous
Leeds150.9451% more dangerous

Crime in Carn Brea's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pool & Illogan Highway57967First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+15%+3%+3%+92%+62%+50%+52%-19%-20%-13%
Burglary+100%--80%--71%-33%+200%+100%+200%+33%
Criminal Damage and Arson--44%-73%+400%-+167%+100%+267%-22%-17%
Drugs-+100%-33%+600%-+300%-67%-50%+300%-
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%
Shoplifting+67%-----80%-67%+150%-25%-
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 among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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 bicycle theft.

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