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Crime and Safety in St. Agnes, Cornwall

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St. Agnes is the safest small towns in Cornwall, and is the 105th most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St. Agnes in 2021 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 65% lower than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St. Agnes is the 95th safest small town, and the 3,886th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, St. Agnes had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for St. Agnes residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.48 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in St. Agnes are violence and sexual offences, with 122 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 4.1% higher than 2020's figure of 117 offences and a difference of 0.60 from 2020's crime rate of 14. St. Agnes's least common crime is other crime, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 600% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

St. Agnes 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Cornwall

118% lower, regional crime rate

South West

184% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in St. Agnes is 118% lower than the South West and 184% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

St. Agnes Crime Rate Over Time

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St. Agnes Crime Map

Incidents mapped in St. Agnes 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 St. Agnes

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202127225
202026219
201929242
201830253
201725212
201621175

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 Behaviour10913.0210,67118.73 44% safer
Burglary101.198231.44 21% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson384.543,8146.70 48% safer
Drugs30.368941.57 336% safer
Other Crime10.124950.87 625% safer
Other Theft182.151,9303.39 58% safer
Possession of Weapons30.362630.46 28% safer
Public Order182.151,9493.42 59% safer
Robbery10.12730.13 8% safer
Vehicle Crime111.316201.09 17% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences12214.5813,04422.90 57% safer

St. Agnes Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Agnes22526.88-
St. Stephen-in-Brannel24230.9813% more dangerous
St. Ives41838.1129% more dangerous
Torpoint29338.8131% more dangerous
Penryn33339.9333% more dangerous
Saltash66639.9433% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in St. Agnes

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Recent Crimes in St. Agnes

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Head LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near South TowanInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Durning RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park LederUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Head LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Gover CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near Brecon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Other theftOn or near Kemp'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021RobberyOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Alma CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Polbreen LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Water LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trevose CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Head LaneUnable to prosecute suspect

St. Agnes Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12111613 Getting worse
Burglary3.21.60.961.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson564.24.5 Safer
Drugs0.720.960.840.36 Safer
Other Crime0.360.600.840.12 Safer
Other Theft4.32.52.82.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.24--0.36 Getting worse
Public Order1.11.91.42.2 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.31.90.841.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11131415 Getting worse

Changes In St. Agnes's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing St. Agnes to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
St. Agnes26.88-
Barnet67.0860% more dangerous
Croydon82.4867% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0570% more dangerous
Bristol90.5270% more dangerous
Coventry102.2474% more dangerous
Leicester111.5976% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0678% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6479% more dangerous
Bradford132.2880% more dangerous
Leeds150.9482% more dangerous

Crime in St. Agnes's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
St Agnes & Mount Hawke22527First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+33%+73%+50%+64%-10%+140%-20%-20%+150%+450%
Burglary--67%--------
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-25%--71%-67%+33%+50%--33%-40%
Drugs-----67%-----
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-80%+100%--33%--50%+100%--+100%
Public Order--60%---80%-----
Shoplifting----------
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 other crime.

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