Penryn is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cornwall, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Penryn in 2021 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 11% lower than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Penryn is the 196th safest small town, and the 4,733rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2020, Penryn had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for theft from the person, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2017 was also a bad month for Penryn residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents.
The most common crimes in Penryn are violence and sexual offences, with 158 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 5% lower than 2020's figure of 166 offences and a difference of 0.96 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Penryn's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 600% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.
Top 5 Safest
Small Towns, Cornwall
47% lower, regional crime rate
91% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Penryn is 47% lower than the South West and 91% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Penryn 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||141||16.91||10,671||18.73||11% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||1||0.12||71||0.12||0% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||69||8.27||3,814||6.70||19% more dangerous|
|Drugs||17||2.04||894||1.57||23% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||7||0.84||495||0.87||3.6% safer|
|Other Theft||20||2.40||1,930||3.39||41% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||3||0.36||263||0.46||28% safer|
|Public Order||26||3.12||1,949||3.42||10% safer|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.12||88||0.15||25% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||8||0.96||620||1.09||14% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||158||18.95||13,044||22.90||21% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|St. Agnes||225||26.88||49% safer|
|St. Stephen-in-Brannel||242||30.98||29% safer|
|St. Ives||418||38.11||4.8% safer|
|Saltash||666||39.94||0.03% more dangerous|
|Treverbyn||373||40.12||0.47% more dangerous|
|Helston||506||43.77||9% more dangerous|
|Bude-Stratton||495||46.40||14% more dangerous|
|Falmouth||1,123||48.73||18% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Church Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Commercial Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bohelland Road||Offender given a caution|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Quay Hill||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Broad Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Saracen Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Penvale Drive||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Kernick Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Charter Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Shute Meadow||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near Annear Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Chapel Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Lower Market Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near West Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Saracen Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|January 2022||Other theft||On or near Broad Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|January 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Truro Lane||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|January 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bohelland Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||7||12||7||8||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.72||0.84||1.2||0.84||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.48||0.36||0.48||0.36||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.12||0.24||0.48||0.12||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||21||20||20||19||Safer|
We only display green spaces in Penryn that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Glasney Playing Field||-||-||-||-||1||0||2.6|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||40% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||52% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||56% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||56% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||61% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||64% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||68% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||69% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||70% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||74% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Penryn change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Penryn saw a 300% increase in other theft. Penryn saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during August, when it fell by 92% compared to August in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-58%||-83%||-43%||+40%||-43%||-92%||-50%||+25%||-67%||+200%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+13%||-63%||+113%||+113%||-||-57%||+20%||-58%||-10%||+7%|