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Crime and Safety in Saltash

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Saltash is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cornwall, and is the 42nd most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Saltash 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, Saltash is the 197th safest small town, and the 4,731st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Saltash had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Saltash residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.60 per 1,000 residents. Saltash recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst for bicycle theft in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Saltash are violence and sexual offences, with 339 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 2.7% lower than 2020's figure of 348 offences and a difference of 0.54 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Saltash's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 250% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Saltash 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Cornwall

47% lower, regional crime rate

South West

91% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Saltash is 47% lower than the South West and 91% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Saltash Crime Rate Over Time

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Saltash Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Saltash 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 Saltash

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202140666
202044736
201946766
201845747
201745754
201635583

Crime in Saltash Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Saltash This Year

 SaltashCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28617.1510,67118.73 9% safer
Burglary211.268231.44 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1006.003,8146.70 12% safer
Drugs221.328941.57 19% safer
Other Crime171.024950.87 15% more dangerous
Other Theft482.881,9303.39 18% safer
Possession of Weapons60.362630.46 28% safer
Public Order442.641,9493.42 30% safer
Robbery20.12730.13 8% safer
Shoplifting362.161,1281.98 8% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime311.866201.09 41% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences33920.3313,04422.90 13% safer

Saltash Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Agnes22526.8849% safer
St. Stephen-in-Brannel24230.9829% safer
St. Ives41838.114.8% safer
Torpoint29338.812.9% safer
Penryn33339.930.03% safer
Saltash66639.94-
Treverbyn37340.120.45% more dangerous
Helston50643.779% more dangerous
Bude-Stratton49546.4014% more dangerous
Falmouth1,12348.7318% more dangerous
Launceston57352.4824% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Saltash

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Recent Crimes in Saltash

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chichester CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Elliott CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Ferry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Badgers WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cabot CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadow DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Edgcumbe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Mortain RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lander RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Edgcumbe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hardings CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Police StationOffender given a caution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Campion CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022DrugsOn or near Grenfell AvenueOffender given a caution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A38Unable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fairmead MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glanville TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fairmead MewsUnable to prosecute suspect

Saltash Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17192317 Safer
Burglary3.62.62.41.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6776 Safer
Drugs1.20.901.51.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.720.960.781.0 Safer
Other Theft4.44.13.12.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.180.600.36 Getting worse
Public Order1.82.62.52.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.180.420.12 Safer
Shoplifting4.02.83.32.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.11.71.21.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19232120 Getting worse

Changes In Saltash's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Saltash's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Brunel Green1-2-5412
Longstone Park1----00.53
Victoria Gardens1-2-1120

Comparing Saltash to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Saltash39.94-
Barnet67.0840% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0556% more dangerous
Bristol90.5256% more dangerous
Coventry102.2461% more dangerous
Leicester111.5964% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6469% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Saltash's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mid Saltash20838Second
Saltash Town & Pillmere32946First

Crime in Saltash During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Saltash change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Saltash saw a 400% increase in burglary. Saltash saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-28%-23%+26%+19%+50%+50%-12%+129%+4%+5%
Bicycle Theft-+100%--------
Burglary-80%+400%+150%+67%--57%---29%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-79%+200%-33%+10%+60%+86%-33%-11%+67%+8%
Drugs---50%+350%--50%-50%+100%-33%+100%
Other Crime+100%--------33%-
Other Theft-25%+60%-33%+25%--63%-60%+120%-80%-25%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+300%-67%-80%+300%-80%-33%+67%--50%
Robbery-----+200%---+100%
Shoplifting+29%+33%-50%+133%+20%+100%--57%-+25%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+300%-80%---67%-----75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%+32%-45%+20%+15%-25%-14%-15%+20%-34%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Saltash

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

How dangerous is Saltash?
Saltash is among the top 10 safest small town in Cornwall.

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

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

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