Hayle Crime Overview

Hayle is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cornwall, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 218 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hayle in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hayle is the 418th most dangerous small town, and the 2,877th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2017, Hayle had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2017 was also a bad month for Hayle residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Hayle recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during April 2017, making its crime rate of 0.31 the worst for theft from the person in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Hayle are violence and sexual offences, with 265 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 1.5% higher than 2019's figure of 261 offences and a difference of 0.41 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Hayle's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Hayle Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Hayle This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23224.1313,08322.974.8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.101170.21110% safer
Burglary181.879441.6611% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson778.013,7416.5718% more dangerous
Drugs181.871,0651.870% safer
Other Crime90.945070.895% more dangerous
Other Theft434.471,9113.3525% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.422750.4814% safer
Public Order272.811,6142.830.71% safer
Shoplifting212.181,0951.9212% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime131.357331.294.4% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences26527.5612,29621.5922% more dangerous

Hayle Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Helston50443.6018% safer
St. Ives48143.8618% safer
Launceston48144.0617% safer
Saltash73644.1417% safer
Falmouth1,06346.1312% safer
Newquay1,19452.311.4% more dangerous
Redruth90758.5112% more dangerous
Bodmin1,10066.9123% more dangerous
Camborne1,60871.3828% more dangerous
Penzance1,51572.6129% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hayle

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Hayle Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour24211824Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.310.210.100.10Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8798Safer
Drugs0.621.21.51.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.940.830.94Getting worse
Other Theft7674.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.310.310.42Getting worse
Public Order2. worse
Vehicle Crime1. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences17182728Getting worse

Changes In Hayle's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hayle to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7124% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2238% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Hayle's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Hayle During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hayle change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Hayle saw a 300% increase in public order. Hayle saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 90% compared to June in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Hayle's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+58%+31%+110%+65%-15%+9%+90%+58%+36%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-30%+100%-38%-13%-+50%+40%-67%-
Other Crime--------50%--
Other Theft-33%--60%-90%-17%-25%+200%+200%+100%-33%
Possession of Weapons-------+100%--
Public Order+200%-75%-50%-60%--60%+300%+100%-+100%
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+25%--72%+33%-29%-7%+7%+18%-20%+39%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hayle

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021