Saltash Crime Overview

Saltash is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cornwall, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 218 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Saltash in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 2.7% higher than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Saltash is the 311st safest small town, and the 3,740th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Saltash had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2019 was also a bad month for Saltash residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.42 per 1,000 residents. Saltash recorded 8 reports of vehicle crime during May 2018, making its crime rate of 0.48 the worst for vehicle crime in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Saltash are violence and sexual offences, with 348 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 376 offences and a difference of 1.68 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Saltash's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 33% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Saltash This Year

 SaltashCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38222.9113,08322.970.26% safer
Bicycle Theft60.361170.2142% more dangerous
Burglary402.409441.6631% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1166.963,7416.576% more dangerous
Drugs251.501,0651.8725% safer
Other Crime130.785070.8914% safer
Other Theft523.121,9113.357% safer
Possession of Weapons100.602750.4820% more dangerous
Public Order412.461,6142.8315% safer
Robbery70.42980.1760% more dangerous
Shoplifting553.301,0951.9242% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.18710.1233% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime201.207331.298% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34820.8712,29621.593.4% safer

Crime in Saltash Compared To Cornwall

Saltash Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Torpoint29739.3412% safer
Penryn34741.616% safer
Helston50443.601.2% safer
St. Ives48143.860.64% safer
Launceston48144.060.18% safer
Saltash73644.14-
Falmouth1,06346.134.3% more dangerous
Hayle49651.5914% more dangerous
Newquay1,19452.3116% more dangerous
Redruth90758.5125% more dangerous
Bodmin1,10066.9134% more dangerous

Saltash Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20171923Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.120.060.180.36Getting worse
Burglary2.93.62.62.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6677Getting worse
Drugs0.961.20.901.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.60.720.960.78Safer
Other Theft4.84.44.13.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.240.180.60Getting worse
Public Order2.91.82.62.5Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.180.42Getting worse
Shoplifting64.02.83.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.060.120.120.18Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.03.11.71.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17192321Getting worse

Changes In Saltash's Crime Rates Over Time

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

Comparing Saltash to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Saltash44.14-
Barnet67.7135% more dangerous
Coventry77.4143% more dangerous
Croydon83.2247% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8149% more dangerous
Bristol86.2149% more dangerous
Leicester97.4455% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8757% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2859% more dangerous
Bradford133.0267% more dangerous
Leeds137.1068% more dangerous

Crime in Saltash's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mid Saltash24344Second
Saltash Town & Pillmere36051First

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 towns 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021