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Crime and Safety in Hayle

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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 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hayle in 2021 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hayle is the 373rd safest small town, and the 2,966th 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 257 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 3.1% lower than 2020's figure of 265 offences and a difference of 0.83 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Hayle's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Hayle 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Cornwall

12% lower, regional crime rate

South West

45% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hayle is 12% lower than the South West and 45% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hayle Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hayle 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 Hayle

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202153506
202052496
201959570
201846446
201750479
201638367

Crime in Hayle Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Hayle This Year

 HayleCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16917.5810,67118.73 7% safer
Bicycle Theft30.31710.12 61% more dangerous
Burglary121.258231.44 15% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson798.223,8146.70 18% more dangerous
Drugs141.468941.57 8% safer
Other Crime131.354950.87 36% more dangerous
Other Theft474.891,9303.39 31% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.522630.46 12% more dangerous
Public Order363.741,9493.42 9% more dangerous
Robbery20.21730.13 38% more dangerous
Shoplifting252.601,1281.98 24% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.21880.15 29% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime111.146201.09 4.4% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences25726.7313,04422.90 14% more dangerous

Hayle Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Treverbyn37340.1231% safer
Helston50643.7720% safer
Bude-Stratton49546.4013% safer
Falmouth1,12348.738% safer
Launceston57352.480.29% safer
Hayle50652.63-
Redruth87756.577% more dangerous
Newquay1,41161.8215% more dangerous
Camborne1,55068.8124% more dangerous
St Austell1,51471.1626% more dangerous
Carn Brea67274.3629% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hayle

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Recent Crimes in Hayle

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near RiversideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Penmare TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harvey'S WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Foundry SquareOffender given a caution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Trevithick CrescentOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Green Parc RoadLocal resolution
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Foundry SquareOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higher TrevithickUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Foundry SquareOffender given a caution
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Foundry SquareLocal resolution
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Foundry SquareOffender given a caution
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Foundry SquareOffender given a caution
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Foundry SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Foundry SquareLocal resolution
February 2022DrugsOn or near Carwin RiseOffender given a caution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cross StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Market SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Col-Moor CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hayle Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21182418 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.210.100.100.31 Getting worse
Burglary2.52.51.91.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7988 Getting worse
Drugs1.21.51.91.5 Getting worse
Other Crime0.940.830.941.4 Getting worse
Other Theft674.54.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.310.420.52 Getting worse
Public Order3.02.52.83.7 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)---0.21 Getting worse
Shoplifting672.22.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.52-0.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.41.01.41.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18272827 Getting worse

Changes In Hayle's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hayle to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hayle52.63-
Barnet67.0822% more dangerous
Croydon82.4836% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0542% more dangerous
Bristol90.5242% more dangerous
Coventry102.2449% more dangerous
Leicester111.5953% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0657% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6459% more dangerous
Bradford132.2860% more dangerous
Leeds150.9465% more dangerous

Crime in Hayle's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hayle51651First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+58%+31%+110%+65%-15%+9%+90%+58%+36%
Burglary-+200%---50%-67%--50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-30%+100%-38%-13%-+50%+40%-67%-
Drugs-50%-+100%-50%--50%----
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%
Shoplifting--33%-50%-73%-88%-33%-83%-50%-89%-89%
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 town 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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