Liskeard Crime Overview

Liskeard is the most dangerous small town in Cornwall, and is the most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 218 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Liskeard in 2020 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 49% higher than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Liskeard is the 109th most dangerous small town, and the 868th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Liskeard had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for criminal damage and arson, with 52 crimes reported and a crime rate of 5 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Liskeard residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Liskeard recorded 8 reports of vehicle crime during April 2019, making its crime rate of 0.78 the worst for vehicle crime in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Liskeard are violence and sexual offences, with 436 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 412 offences and a difference of 2.34 from 2019's crime rate of 40. Liskeard's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Liskeard This Year

 LiskeardCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39438.4913,08322.9740% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.101170.21110% safer
Burglary302.939441.6643% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson18117.683,7416.5763% more dangerous
Drugs302.931,0651.8736% more dangerous
Other Crime121.175070.8924% more dangerous
Other Theft555.371,9113.3538% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons111.072750.4855% more dangerous
Public Order585.671,6142.8350% more dangerous
Robbery30.29980.1741% more dangerous
Shoplifting201.951,0951.921.5% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.29710.1259% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime171.667331.2922% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences43642.5912,29621.5949% more dangerous

Crime in Liskeard Compared To Cornwall

Liskeard Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Camborne1,60871.3817% safer
Penzance1,51572.6115% safer
Truro1,49573.0315% safer
St Austell1,56773.6514% safer
Carn Brea67875.0212% safer
Liskeard85783.72-

Liskeard Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30353138Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.200.590.490.10Safer
Burglary563.32.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson12161418Getting worse
Drugs1.81.32.22.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.681.41.81.2Safer
Other Theft7665Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.780.491.1Getting worse
Public Order5696Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.390.490.29Safer
Shoplifting4.7862.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.290.490.29Safer
Vehicle Crime2.34.23.41.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34384043Getting worse

Changes In Liskeard's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Liskeard to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7124% safer
Coventry77.418% safer
Croydon83.220.60% safer
Liskeard83.72-
Sheffield85.812.4% more dangerous
Bristol86.212.9% more dangerous
Leicester97.4414% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8719% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2822% more dangerous
Bradford133.0237% more dangerous
Leeds137.1039% more dangerous

Crime in Liskeard's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Liskeard625107First

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 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021