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Crime and Safety in Truro

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Truro is the most dangerous small towns in Cornwall, and is the second most dangerous overall out of Cornwall's 212 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Truro in 2021 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cornwall's overall crime rate, coming in 46% higher than the Cornwall rate of 44 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Truro is the 168th most dangerous small town, and the 1,050th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Truro had the worst crime rate in Cornwall for criminal damage and arson, with 22 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Truro residents, when it was Cornwall's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Truro recorded 10 reports of burglary during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.49 the worst for burglary in Cornwall that month.

The most common crimes in Truro are violence and sexual offences, with 686 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 638 offences and a difference of 2.34 from 2020's crime rate of 31. Truro's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 25% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Truro 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cornwall

28% higher, regional crime rate

South West

6% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Truro is 28% higher than the South West and 6% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Truro Crime Rate Over Time

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Truro Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Truro 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 Truro

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021811,664
2020731,495
2019801,629
2018801,641
2017811,660
2016591,201

Crime in Truro Compared To Cornwall

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Summary of Crimes in Truro This Year

 TruroCornwall 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour91844.8510,67118.73 58% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.29710.12 59% more dangerous
Burglary552.698231.44 46% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson29514.413,8146.70 54% more dangerous
Drugs723.528941.57 55% more dangerous
Other Crime281.374950.87 36% more dangerous
Other Theft844.101,9303.39 17% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons130.642630.46 28% more dangerous
Public Order1527.431,9493.42 54% more dangerous
Robbery70.34730.13 62% more dangerous
Shoplifting23911.681,1281.98 83% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.20880.15 25% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime231.126201.09 2.7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences68633.5113,04422.90 32% more dangerous

Truro Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St Austell1,51471.1614% safer
Carn Brea67274.369% safer
Penzance1,58175.787% safer
Bodmin1,25976.586% safer
Liskeard81579.622.1% safer
Truro1,66481.29-

Crime Over Time in Truro

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Recent Crimes in Truro

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022RobberyOn or near Green StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near William StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Trehaverne CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Enys RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trebartha RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Albert PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near HighertownInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hunkin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trebartha RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eliot RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Union PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trelander SouthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Castle RiseLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ferris TownInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hunkin CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eliot RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hunkin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eliot RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Polruan RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kerris GroveUnable to prosecute suspect

Truro Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour44404645 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.390.390.200.29 Safer
Burglary3.42.81.82.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10111014 Getting worse
Drugs2.53.33.33.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.31.41.4 Getting worse
Other Theft864.44.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.780.880.780.64 Safer
Public Order7777 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.290.390.590.34No change
Shoplifting12101012 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.880.150.20 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.91.41.31.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32343134 Getting worse

Changes In Truro's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Truro's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Boscawen Park1111-313.2
Victoria Gardens5---413.9

Comparing Truro to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0821% safer
Truro81.29-
Croydon82.481.4% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0510% more dangerous
Bristol90.5210% more dangerous
Coventry102.2420% more dangerous
Leicester111.5927% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0634% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6437% more dangerous
Bradford132.2839% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Truro's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Truro East37144Second
Truro South & Central993154First

Crime in Truro During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Truro change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Truro saw a 600% increase in other crime. Truro saw a large fall in drugs during March, when it fell by 78% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+32%+37%-12%+3%+12%-6%+4%+97%+11%+25%
Bicycle Theft------+100%---
Burglary---29%-75%-67%+33%--60%+300%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-41%-25%-44%+44%-44%+40%+11%+69%-18%+29%
Drugs-78%-29%+20%-33%-71%-29%-+233%+150%+367%
Other Crime---50%+50%--33%+600%+300%+33%-33%
Other Theft-11%-40%--25%-50%-59%-50%-13%+43%-25%
Possession of Weapons----50%+100%--67%--+100%
Public Order+64%-20%+80%-76%-7%-27%-11%+36%+75%-10%
Robbery--+200%-+100%-----
Shoplifting+94%-53%-50%-44%-58%-37%+33%+43%+11%-33%
Theft From the Person-----67%-67%----
Vehicle Crime-50%-+300%--75%+400%-25%--+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences+83%-8%-6%+25%-29%+2%-7%-6%-33%-53%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Truro

What police force serves Truro?
Truro's local territorial police force is the Devon & Cornwall Police.

How dangerous is Truro?
Truro is the most dangerous small town in Cornwall.

What is Truro's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Truro are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Truro?
Truro's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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