Torpoint Crime Overview

Torpoint is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cornwall, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 218 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Torpoint in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the Cornwall rate of 43 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Torpoint is the 240th safest small town, and the 4,524th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2015, Torpoint had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for vehicle crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Torpoint are violence and sexual offences, with 158 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 9% lower than 2019's figure of 172 offences and a difference of 1.85 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Torpoint's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Summary of Crimes in Torpoint This Year

 TorpointCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11114.7013,08322.9756% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131170.2162% safer
Burglary60.799441.66110% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson435.703,7416.5715% safer
Drugs131.721,0651.879% safer
Other Crime101.325070.8933% more dangerous
Other Theft182.381,9113.3541% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132750.48269% safer
Public Order222.911,6142.832.7% more dangerous
Robbery10.13980.1731% safer
Shoplifting91.191,0951.9261% safer
Vehicle Crime151.997331.2935% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15820.9312,29621.593.2% safer

Crime in Torpoint Compared To Cornwall

Torpoint Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Agnes21926.1650% safer
St. Stephen-in-Brannel24030.7328% safer
Treverbyn34737.325% safer
Bude-Stratton39937.415% safer
Torpoint29739.34-
Penryn34741.615% more dangerous
Helston50443.6010% more dangerous
St. Ives48143.8610% more dangerous
Launceston48144.0611% more dangerous
Saltash73644.1411% more dangerous

Torpoint Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24211615Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.130.130.13No change
Burglary1.72.51.50.79Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11686Safer
Drugs1.11.51.11.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.660.930.261.3Getting worse
Other Theft4.23.42.82.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.400.260.13Safer
Public Order4.0552.9Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.260.130.13Safer
Shoplifting2.01.551.2Safer
Vehicle Crime1.60.791.22.0Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences28242321Safer

Changes In Torpoint's Crime Rates Over Time

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

Comparing Torpoint to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Torpoint39.34-
Barnet67.7142% more dangerous
Coventry77.4149% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8154% more dangerous
Bristol86.2154% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in Torpoint's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Torpoint24447First

Crime in Torpoint During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Torpoint change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Torpoint saw a 700% increase in public order. Torpoint saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 80% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%+11%+8%-31%-24%-18%-17%-17%+160%+100%
Burglary-+100%--------
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-67%-50%-33%-60%-+43%---
Drugs--50%+100%------50%-
Other Crime----+100%-----
Other Theft-+100%--+200%-80%-50%+200%--
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-50%--67%-75%-71%-+700%-25%+200%-
Shoplifting------+100%---
Vehicle Crime---+100%------
Violence and Sexual Offences+64%-40%+33%-14%-36%-55%+100%-21%+113%-52%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Torpoint

What police force serves Torpoint?
Torpoint's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.
How dangerous is Torpoint?
Torpoint is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cornwall.
What is Torpoint's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Torpoint are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Torpoint?
Torpoint's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021