Working locally to improve community safety


Our work will be directed by a focus paper on crime and anti-social behaviour in Truro, locally emerging issues and issues raised by the public on street walkabouts and from the results of our annual survey.




Our City Profile highlighted that our key crime trends are;

  • Shoplifting and other thefts
  • Violence without injury
  • Criminal damage
  • Street drinking

Our residents told us that their top 5 problems are;

  • Environmental nuisance
  • Begging/ homelessness
  • Using or dealing drugs
  • Street drinking
  • Vehicle related nuisance

Our emerging concerns;

  • Unauthorised vehicles on pedestrian areas

Our Delivery Plan will also support Safer Cornwall’s priorities which are; Domestic Abuse and Sexual violence and Alcohol-Related Harm.

Truro Safe Delivery Plan

What have we achieved so far?


We conducted a walkabout on the 20th June 2018 to make businesses and the public aware of how to report concerns and to provide an update on the work being undertaken regarding street drinking. An operational meeting is held to review individuals of concern and ensure support and enforcement is being actioned.

Latest news for Truro Safe:

Truro Safe receives funding to continue to improve community safety

Truro Safe Leaflet

We have produced an information leaflet, mainly aimed at local businesses and visitors, which sets out some of the key issues in relation to street drinking, begging and rough sleeping in Truro.

It provides information on the issues that are visible on the streets, the organisations that are providing support, key contacts should people have any local concerns and also how people can help.

If you would like to be involved with Truro Safe or to find out more please contact

Advice for residents and businesses

  • If you see someone sleeping rough you can contact Streetlink via or 0300 500 0914 (or 999 if they need urgent medical assistance). Individuals sleeping rough can contact the Cornwall Housing Options Team on 0300 1234 161 or drop into an Information Service (formerly called One Stop Shop).
  • If people experience anti-social behaviour, email or call 101 for non-emergencies and in an emergency call 999.
  • If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  • For concerns about rubbish such as glass and needles on the street, call Cornwall Council Refuse and Recycling on 0300 1234 141 or email

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Safer Cornwall are a working partnership involving: