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Crime and Safety in Torpoint

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Torpoint is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cornwall, and is the 45th most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Torpoint in 2021 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Torpoint is the 177th safest small town, and the 4,924th 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 176 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 10% higher than 2020's figure of 158 offences and a difference of 2.38 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Torpoint's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 75% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Torpoint 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Cornwall

51% lower, regional crime rate

South West

97% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Torpoint is 51% lower than the South West and 97% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Torpoint Crime Rate Over Time

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Torpoint Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Torpoint 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 Torpoint

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202139293
202039297
201949368
201847352
201754411
201636270

Crime in Torpoint Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Torpoint This Year

 TorpointCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9212.1910,67118.73 54% safer
Burglary131.728231.44 16% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson354.643,8146.70 44% safer
Drugs60.798941.57 99% safer
Other Crime81.064950.87 18% more dangerous
Other Theft162.121,9303.39 60% safer
Possession of Weapons40.532630.46 13% more dangerous
Public Order222.911,9493.42 18% safer
Shoplifting60.791,1281.98 151% safer
Vehicle Crime70.936201.09 17% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17623.3113,04422.90 1.8% more dangerous

Torpoint Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Agnes22526.8844% safer
St. Stephen-in-Brannel24230.9825% safer
St. Ives41838.111.8% safer
Torpoint29338.81-
Penryn33339.932.8% more dangerous
Saltash66639.942.8% more dangerous
Treverbyn37340.123.3% more dangerous
Helston50643.7711% more dangerous
Bude-Stratton49546.4016% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Torpoint

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Recent Crimes in Torpoint

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carbeile RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trelawney CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kernow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trengrouse AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Adams CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albion RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Adela RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grove ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thanckes DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chestnut CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Adela RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Adela RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Adela RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millhouse ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Adela RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Adela RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Adela RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Torpoint Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21161512 Safer
Burglary2.51.50.791.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6864.6 Safer
Drugs1.51.11.70.79 Safer
Other Crime0.930.261.31.1 Getting worse
Other Theft3.42.82.42.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.260.130.53 Getting worse
Public Order552.92.9 Safer
Shoplifting1.551.20.79 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.791.22.00.93 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24232123 Safer

Changes In Torpoint's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Torpoint's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cambridge Field Recreation Ground-----12.8

Comparing Torpoint to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Torpoint38.81-
Barnet67.0842% more dangerous
Croydon82.4853% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0557% more dangerous
Bristol90.5257% more dangerous
Coventry102.2462% more dangerous
Leicester111.5965% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6470% more dangerous
Bradford132.2871% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Torpoint's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Torpoint23345First

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 town 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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