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Crime and Safety in St. Stephen-in-Brannel

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St. Stephen-in-Brannel is the second safest small towns in Cornwall, and is the 77th most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St. Stephen-in-Brannel in 2021 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St. Stephen-in-Brannel is the 115th safest small town, and the 4,759th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2019, St. Stephen-in-Brannel was the worst small town in Cornwall for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in St. Stephen-in-Brannel are violence and sexual offences, with 160 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 135 offences and a difference of 3.20 from 2020's crime rate of 17. St. Stephen-in-Brannel's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

St. Stephen-in-Brannel 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Cornwall

89% lower, regional crime rate

South West

147% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in St. Stephen-in-Brannel is 89% lower than the South West and 147% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

St. Stephen-in-Brannel Crime Rate Over Time

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St. Stephen-in-Brannel Crime Map

Incidents mapped in St. Stephen-in-Brannel 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. Stephen-in-Brannel

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202131242
202031240
201937292
201831245
201727212
201623178

Crime in St. Stephen-in-Brannel Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in St. Stephen-in-Brannel This Year

 St. Stephen-in-BrannelCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour617.8110,67118.73 140% safer
Burglary60.778231.44 87% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson273.463,8146.70 94% safer
Drugs60.778941.57 104% safer
Other Crime91.154950.87 24% more dangerous
Other Theft111.411,9303.39 140% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132630.46 254% safer
Public Order121.541,9493.42 122% safer
Shoplifting40.511,1281.98 288% safer
Vehicle Crime60.776201.09 42% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16020.4813,04422.90 12% safer

St. Stephen-in-Brannel Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Agnes22526.8815% safer
St. Stephen-in-Brannel24230.98-
St. Ives41838.1119% more dangerous
Torpoint29338.8120% more dangerous
Penryn33339.9322% more dangerous
Saltash66639.9422% more dangerous
Treverbyn37340.1223% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in St. Stephen-in-Brannel

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Recent Crimes in St. Stephen-in-Brannel

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wheal ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gilbert CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carkeek'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cul-RianInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Park GwynInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Kenilworth WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Terras RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fore StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carkeek'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other crimeOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goverseth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fore StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trethosa RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Peters HillUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tregargus ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hensbarrow MeadowsUnable to prosecute suspect

St. Stephen-in-Brannel Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1414138 Safer
Burglary1.01.31.40.77 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson65.03.63.5 Safer
Drugs0.640.380.770.77 Getting worse
Other Crime0.511.00.771.2 Getting worse
Other Theft2.92.71.91.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.510.260.13 Safer
Public Order1.71.81.31.5 Safer
Shoplifting0.261.71.80.51 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.511.21.50.77 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18211720 Getting worse

Changes In St. Stephen-in-Brannel's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in St. Stephen-in-Brannel's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Victoria Bottoms Playing Field3---202.6

Comparing St. Stephen-in-Brannel to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
St. Stephen-in-Brannel30.98-
Barnet67.0854% more dangerous
Croydon82.4862% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0566% more dangerous
Bristol90.5266% more dangerous
Coventry102.2470% more dangerous
Leicester111.5972% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0675% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6476% more dangerous
Bradford132.2877% more dangerous
Leeds150.9479% more dangerous

Crime in St. Stephen-in-Brannel's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Trewoon, Coombe & Foxhole27332First

Crime in St. Stephen-in-Brannel During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in St. Stephen-in-Brannel change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when St. Stephen-in-Brannel saw a 1,050% increase in violence and sexual offences. St. Stephen-in-Brannel saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of St. Stephen-in-Brannel's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%+40%+50%-+86%-23%-50%-25%+100%-30%
Burglary-------50%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-80%+400%-60%-50%--60%+50%+50%-40%-67%
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft----50%-75%-----
Public Order-+100%---67%-50%----50%
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime-50%-50%--------50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-17%-40%-21%-17%-47%-27%+1,050%-38%-25%-67%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in St. Stephen-in-Brannel

What police force serves St. Stephen-in-Brannel?
St. Stephen-in-Brannel's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.

How dangerous is St. Stephen-in-Brannel?
St. Stephen-in-Brannel is the second safest small town in Cornwall.

What is St. Stephen-in-Brannel's most common crime?
The most common crimes in St. Stephen-in-Brannel are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in St. Stephen-in-Brannel?
St. Stephen-in-Brannel's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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