Redruth Crime Overview

Redruth 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 Redruth in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 27% higher than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Redruth is the 343rd most dangerous small town, and the 2,227th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Redruth had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for criminal damage and arson, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Redruth residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for other theft, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.52 per 1,000 residents. Redruth recorded 7 reports of vehicle crime during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.45 the worst for vehicle crime in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Redruth are violence and sexual offences, with 497 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 23% higher than 2019's figure of 381 offences and a difference of 7.48 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Redruth's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Redruth This Year

 RedruthCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour41526.7713,08322.9714% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.191170.2111% safer
Burglary281.819441.668% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1298.323,7416.5721% more dangerous
Drugs412.641,0651.8729% more dangerous
Other Crime181.165070.8923% more dangerous
Other Theft583.741,9113.3510% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons110.712750.4832% more dangerous
Public Order503.231,6142.8312% more dangerous
Robbery30.19980.1711% more dangerous
Shoplifting332.131,0951.9210% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.13710.128% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime342.197331.2941% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences49732.0612,29621.5933% more dangerous

Crime in Redruth Compared To Cornwall

Redruth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Launceston48144.0633% safer
Saltash73644.1433% safer
Falmouth1,06346.1327% safer
Hayle49651.5913% safer
Newquay1,19452.3112% safer
Redruth90758.51-
Bodmin1,10066.9113% more dangerous
Camborne1,60871.3818% more dangerous
Penzance1,51572.6119% more dangerous
Truro1,49573.0320% more dangerous
St Austell1,56773.6521% more dangerous

Redruth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30272627Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.450.320.19Safer
Burglary3.43.72.61.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91088Safer
Drugs2.21.91.82.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.30.971.2Safer
Other Theft564.43.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.840.320.390.71Getting worse
Public Order2.63.43.53.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.190.320.19Safer
Shoplifting64.12.42.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.580.260.13Safer
Vehicle Crime4.32.42.42.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22292532Getting worse

Changes In Redruth's Crime Rates Over Time

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

Comparing Redruth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Redruth58.51-
Barnet67.7114% more dangerous
Coventry77.4124% more dangerous
Croydon83.2230% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8132% more dangerous
Bristol86.2132% more dangerous
Leicester97.4440% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8743% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0256% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Redruth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Redruth North53872First
Redruth South36946Second

Crime in Redruth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Redruth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Redruth saw a 500% increase in drugs. Redruth saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 75% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+32%+47%+26%+37%+18%+34%+3%-37%-42%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--50%+200%---60%-67%-+25%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+27%+260%-20%+10%+50%--7%-30%+13%-60%
Drugs+500%+50%-+133%+33%---50%+133%+100%
Other Crime----+100%---67%--50%
Other Theft+17%+200%-20%+33%-13%+100%+75%-57%-43%-25%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+50%+100%-40%-+25%-55%+33%-+25%+300%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-33%+100%-+200%-75%--50%-50%+100%-50%
Vehicle Crime---+250%-33%-25%-+150%--67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+27%+27%+10%+63%+92%+90%+26%+15%+10%+3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Redruth

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

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021