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Crime and Safety in Liskeard

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Liskeard is the second most dangerous small towns in Cornwall, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Liskeard in 2021 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 44% higher than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Liskeard is the 180th most dangerous small town, and the 1,109th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Liskeard had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for shoplifting, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.88 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Liskeard residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 52 crimes at a rate of 5 per 1,000 residents. Liskeard recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during September 2019, making its crime rate of 0.29 the worst for bicycle theft in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Liskeard are violence and sexual offences, with 416 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 4.8% lower than 2020's figure of 436 offences and a difference of 1.95 from 2020's crime rate of 43. Liskeard's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Liskeard 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cornwall

26% higher, regional crime rate

South West

4.0% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Liskeard is 26% higher than the South West and 4.0% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Liskeard Crime Rate Over Time

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Liskeard Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Liskeard 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 Liskeard

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202180815
202084857
201988897
201888902
201774756
201665664

Crime in Liskeard Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Liskeard This Year

 LiskeardCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31931.1610,67118.73 40% more dangerous
Burglary201.958231.44 26% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson12111.823,8146.70 43% more dangerous
Drugs393.818941.57 59% more dangerous
Other Crime161.564950.87 44% more dangerous
Other Theft626.061,9303.39 44% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons141.372630.46 66% more dangerous
Public Order555.371,9493.42 36% more dangerous
Robbery30.29730.13 55% more dangerous
Shoplifting504.881,1281.98 59% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.29880.15 48% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime161.566201.09 30% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences41640.6413,04422.90 44% more dangerous

Liskeard Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Camborne1,55068.8116% safer
St Austell1,51471.1612% safer
Carn Brea67274.367% safer
Penzance1,58175.785% safer
Bodmin1,25976.584.0% safer
Liskeard81579.62-
Truro1,66481.292.1% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Liskeard

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Recent Crimes in Liskeard

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pendean CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pound DeanInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melbourne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Pendragon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Martins CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Herring RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higher Lux StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Pendragon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pendean CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Catchfrench CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Venslooe HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jago CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Martins CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pike StreetLocal resolution
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Windsor PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Martins CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect

Liskeard Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour35313831 Safer
Burglary63.32.92.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16141812 Safer
Drugs1.32.22.93.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.81.21.6 Getting worse
Other Theft6656 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.780.491.11.4 Getting worse
Public Order6965 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.390.490.290.29 Safer
Shoplifting862.04.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.490.290.29 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.23.41.71.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38404341 Getting worse

Changes In Liskeard's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Liskeard's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Liskeard that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Westbourne Gardens2---209

Comparing Liskeard to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0819% safer
Liskeard79.62-
Croydon82.483.5% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0512% more dangerous
Bristol90.5212% more dangerous
Coventry102.2422% more dangerous
Leicester111.5929% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0635% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6439% more dangerous
Bradford132.2840% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% more dangerous

Crime in Liskeard's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Liskeard57097First

Crime in Liskeard During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Liskeard change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Liskeard saw a 700% increase in other theft. Liskeard saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 89% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-20%+48%+139%+62%+41%-2%+7%-4%+32%-
Burglary-89%--75%-+300%--50%-25%-50%+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson--27%-29%+80%+37%-8%-63%-10%+271%-13%
Drugs+200%+100%--67%-+100%-+33%--
Other Crime----50%---+100%-+100%
Other Theft+100%+700%---75%-20%-57%+50%+133%-50%
Possession of Weapons----+100%+100%----
Public Order-73%-43%-13%+20%-33%-58%+40%-71%-20%+100%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-80%--67%-50%-33%---75%-83%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--88%+100%+100%----33%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-28%-6%-+13%-21%-32%+53%+17%+55%+58%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Liskeard

What police force serves Liskeard?
Liskeard's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.

How dangerous is Liskeard?
Liskeard is the second most dangerous small town in Cornwall.

What is Liskeard's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Liskeard are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Liskeard?
Liskeard's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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