In this week’s Crime Wednesday’s - Locks Online addition were getting the down and dirty on Newquay.
Saving you time and effort researching whether your family will be safe in their new home, or an enjoyable night for your hen or stag party, Control freaks behold, your Crime guide for Newquay awaits!
It’s easy to see how the laid back attitude and easy lifestyle flows throughout the stunning town of Newquay. The ‘all year rounder’ town boasts tourist attractions from sandy beaches and boutique cafe’s, to the fun pools and a zoo! So I know what you’re thinking, it sounds fun but how can I keep my family safe? Voted one of the favourite seaside towns, it’s safe to say residence are doing something right! Chances are crime rates will be slightly higher here in Newquay due to the turnaround of holiday makers each year, compared to other small towns in the UK.
Newquay Safe Partnership was established in July 2009. It looks like the council have noticed a trend of crime and have decided to act against it. This sounds like this should be done by all councils across the UK To be honest! It’s great to see a council who realises there is a problem and starts to action them to ensure the safety of their residence, towns and holiday makers. It seems that most crime is associated with Anti – Social Behaviour, which is understandable for the Jaggerbomber’s visiting Newquay’s nightlife. That’s not to say all alcoholic drinkers that do visit the town can misbehave, however Newquay is known for their Hen and Stag party weekends! You will also be pleased to know that the ‘Mankini’ has actually been banned here, as well as other inappropriate clothing. If your looking to visit the town on a non-crowded day I would obviously suggest staying away during summer holidays, May bank holiday weekend (Run to the Sun event) and the of course, New Years Eve. That’s not to say the town is not a safe place when visiting in peak times!
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Here are a few stats which show some crime information if your looking to visit Newquay. From March 2014 to February 2015, there were 26 recorded cases of theft from another person. That’s an average of 2.16 per month. There have been a few recorded cases of Bike theft and 2 cases of possessions of weapons, so don’t forget to lock up your pushbike while popping somewhere for a cuppa! Unfortunately, on April 6th 2015, 2 cyclists were killed by a lorry driver suspected of dangerous driving on the A30. Both the male cyclists died on impact at around 8.30am. Sadly these accidents do happen so it’s a must to keep your wits about you whilst out on your bike!
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Drugs have been reported at 52 cases, bearing in mind, unfortunately drugs are something that is circulating around the UK, not just here. Vehicle Crime was only recorded at 28. This really surprised me as population can increase up to 8 times as many people in Newquay Town itself over the summer period.
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If your looking to move here to Newquay, don’t just limit yourself to the beach lined town itself. You will find most residence actually live just out of town, allowing the novelty of visiting the beachside not to wear off. An area such as St. Austell seems to be buzzing with lots of schools and supermarkets. With train stations and local cafes and restaurants. Ensuring your families security in a new town or village is of course high priority. From finding the right front door lock to even fitting CCTV, everyone is different so make sure you secure your home to your specifications.
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Overall, I would say that Newquay is a relatively safe town to visit or even live. The odd harmless drunken stag or hen seems to be the only real ‘threat’ to the eventful town, which to me, is just part of society nowaday’s anyway! If you have are streetwise, you should already be up to scratch with what you can and can’t get away with and how to treat others when visiting their home. Keep smart and think to yourself, if you feel venerable, you shouldn’t be doing it!
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