A street situated blocks away from a police station has recorded the most crimes committed in Cornwall. Report say there were 94 crime incidents on Station Parade and Station Approach in 2018.
Station parade is a shortcut to the Newquay police station. It also connects the train station. Station Approach is the street that connects Station Parade and Tolcarne Road.
Antisocial behaviour (30) was the most common offence in the vicinity in 2018. Other incidents include shoplifting (21), drugs (12), and criminal damages (9).
The town alone with its 15% of shoplifting cases accounts for all shoplifting incidents in the area.
Surprising statistics showed drug related offences on Station Approach and Station Parade rose to 16%. That figure accounted for the entire incidents from the town. The street also accounted for 5% of the town’s antisocial behaviour.
Street drinkers and drug users could barely be driven from the area by police despite the proximity to the police station.
Statistics showed the street with the second highest crime offences in Cornwall was Trelander in Truro (Highway, Barton, North, South, East) with 93 incidents reported.
Newquay suffered the most crime than anywhere else in Cornwall in the first nine months of 2018. It was, however, Truro which recorded the most crime in the first four months of 2018.
Between January and September 2018, 2,325 crimes have since been reported in Newquay.
Other towns with high levels of reported crime include St Austell (2,203 crimes), Truro (2,037), Penzance (1,823), and Camborne (1,743).