Crime in Cardiff

Cardiff is the 45th most dangerous county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Cardiff in 2020 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 24 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Cardiff's larger towns and cities, Adamsdown is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Butetown, and Caerau comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Cardiff, starting with Thornhill which ranks as the safest area in Cardiff, followed up by Pentwyn in second place, and Rhiwbina in third place.

Crime Map of Cardiff

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Cardiff Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour14,20633.17
Bicycle Theft1,0422.43
Burglary1,7894.18
Criminal Damage and Arson3,3737.88
Drugs1,8194.25
Other Crime5631.31
Other Theft2,4185.65
Possession of Weapons2420.57
Public Order3,9449.21
Robbery2350.55
Shoplifting2,6646.22
Theft From the Person4641.08
Vehicle Crime2,6996.30
Violence and Sexual Offences10,41824.33

Cardiff's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cardiff
Adamsdown2,17918059% more dangerous
Butetown1,96413947% more dangerous
Caerau1,48312440% more dangerous
Canton1,138751.0% more dangerous
Cathays9525146% safer
Cyncoed43235110% safer
Ely1,4109321% more dangerous
Fairwater1,057819% more dangerous
Gabalfa5956122% safer
Grangetown1,9838917% more dangerous
Heath7045633% safer
Llandaff31636108% safer
Llandaff North601697% safer
Llanedeyrn58437102% safer
Llanishen7084085% safer
Llanrumney859730.80% safer
Pentwyn44028168% safer
Penylan1,012751.1% more dangerous
Pontcanna51236104% safer
Rhiwbina31928167% safer
Riverside1,3519623% more dangerous
Roath2,06311435% more dangerous
Rumney664730.79% safer
Splott8085925% safer
Thornhill18811595% safer
Tremorfa7215340% safer
Trowbridge1,4368513% more dangerous
Whitchurch7475146% safer

Crime Trends in Cardiff

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28252233Getting worse
Bicycle Theft3.63.43.32.4Safer
Burglary7654.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1010108Safer
Drugs2.83.84.14.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.61.61.3Safer
Other Theft9986Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.660.730.57Safer
Public Order79109Getting worse
Robbery0.590.600.610.55Safer
Shoplifting1111106Safer
Theft From the Person1.71.31.51.1Safer
Vehicle Crime10886Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24272924Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021