St. Agnes Crime Overview

St. Agnes is the safest small town in Cornwall, and is the 96th most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 218 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St. Agnes in 2020 was 26 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 64% lower than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St. Agnes is the 86th safest small town, and the 4,073rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, St. Agnes had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.48 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in St. Agnes are violence and sexual offences, with 117 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 4.3% higher than 2019's figure of 112 offences and a difference of 0.60 from 2019's crime rate of 13. St. Agnes's least common crime is shoplifting, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in St. Agnes Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in St. Agnes This Year

 St. AgnesCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13115.6513,08322.9747% safer
Bicycle Theft20.241170.2112% more dangerous
Burglary80.969441.6673% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson354.183,7416.5757% safer
Drugs70.841,0651.87123% safer
Other Crime70.845070.896% safer
Other Theft232.751,9113.3522% safer
Public Order121.431,6142.8398% safer
Shoplifting10.121,0951.921500% safer
Vehicle Crime70.847331.2954% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11713.9812,29621.5954% safer

St. Agnes Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Agnes21926.16-
St. Stephen-in-Brannel24030.7315% more dangerous
Treverbyn34737.3230% more dangerous
Bude-Stratton39937.4130% more dangerous
Torpoint29739.3434% more dangerous
Penryn34741.6137% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in St. Agnes

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St. Agnes Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour11121116Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.120.24-0.24Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5564.2Safer
Drugs0.840.720.960.84No change
Other Crime0.480.360.600.84Getting worse
Other Theft1.
Public Order1.
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences10111314Getting worse

Changes In St. Agnes's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing St. Agnes to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
St. Agnes26.16-
Barnet67.7161% more dangerous
Coventry77.4166% more dangerous
Croydon83.2269% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8170% more dangerous
Bristol86.2170% more dangerous
Leicester97.4473% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8775% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2876% more dangerous
Bradford133.0280% more dangerous
Leeds137.1081% more dangerous

Crime in St. Agnes's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
St Agnes & Mount Hawke21926First

Crime in St. Agnes During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in St. Agnes change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when St. Agnes saw a 450% increase in anti-social behaviour. St. Agnes saw a large fall in other theft during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+33%+73%+50%+64%-10%+140%-20%-20%+150%+450%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-25%--71%-67%+33%+50%--33%-40%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-80%+100%--33%--50%+100%--+100%
Public Order--60%---80%-----
Vehicle Crime-------75%+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%-46%+33%--31%-11%+44%-40%-+50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in St. Agnes

What police force serves St. Agnes?
St. Agnes's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is St. Agnes?
St. Agnes is the safest small town in Cornwall.
What is St. Agnes's most common crime?
The most common crimes in St. Agnes are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in St. Agnes?
St. Agnes's least common crime is shoplifting.

Last updated: 07 May 2021