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Crime and Safety in Redruth

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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 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Redruth in 2021 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Redruth is the 407th most dangerous small town, and the 2,546th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Redruth had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Redruth residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.32 per 1,000 residents. Redruth recorded 8 reports of other theft during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.52 the worst for other theft in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Redruth are violence and sexual offences, with 438 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 13% lower than 2020's figure of 497 offences and a difference of 3.81 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Redruth's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Redruth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cornwall

3.8% lower, regional crime rate

South West

35% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Redruth is 3.8% lower than the South West and 35% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Redruth Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Redruth 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 Redruth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202157877
202059907
201952808
201863982
201758899
201641638

Crime in Redruth Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Redruth This Year

 RedruthCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34522.2610,67118.73 16% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.13710.12 8% more dangerous
Burglary332.138231.44 32% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson15910.263,8146.70 35% more dangerous
Drugs312.008941.57 22% more dangerous
Other Crime140.904950.87 3.3% more dangerous
Other Theft684.391,9303.39 23% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.192630.46 142% safer
Public Order664.261,9493.42 20% more dangerous
Robbery60.39730.13 67% more dangerous
Shoplifting362.321,1281.98 15% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.06880.15 150% safer
Vehicle Crime201.296201.09 16% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences43828.2513,04422.90 19% more dangerous

Redruth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Helston50643.7729% safer
Bude-Stratton49546.4022% safer
Falmouth1,12348.7316% safer
Launceston57352.488% safer
Hayle50652.637% safer
Redruth87756.57-
Newquay1,41161.828% more dangerous
Camborne1,55068.8118% more dangerous
St Austell1,51471.1621% more dangerous
Carn Brea67274.3624% more dangerous
Penzance1,58175.7825% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Redruth

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Recent Crimes in Redruth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Tolgus HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Plain-An-GwarryInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rose HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pond Lanes EndUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Morla LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Plain-An-GwarryInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Morla LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sparnon HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harmony CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Edmund RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Penryn StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near School LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022DrugsOn or near Alma PlaceLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ChyandourUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ForthveorUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022DrugsOn or near Tolgus PlaceLocal resolution
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rose Acre DriveUnable to prosecute suspect

Redruth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27262722 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.450.320.190.13 Safer
Burglary3.72.61.82.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson108810 Getting worse
Drugs1.91.82.62.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.971.20.90 Safer
Other Theft64.43.74.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.320.390.710.19 Safer
Public Order3.43.53.24.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.320.190.39 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.12.42.12.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.580.260.130.06 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.42.42.21.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29253228 Getting worse

Changes In Redruth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Redruth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Redruth56.57-
Barnet67.0816% more dangerous
Croydon82.4831% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0537% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Coventry102.2445% more dangerous
Leicester111.5949% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0654% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6456% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Redruth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Redruth North51569First
Redruth South36245Second

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 town 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).

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