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South Glamorgan Crime Statistics

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South Glamorgan is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in South Glamorgan in 2021 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 32 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of South Glamorgan's larger towns and cities, Cardiff is the most dangerous, and the second most dangerous is Barry. There are safer parts of South Glamorgan, starting with Barry which ranks as the safest area in South Glamorgan, followed up by Cardiff in second place.

South Glamorgan Crime Map

Incidents mapped in South Glamorgan represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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South Glamorgan Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour15,91731.82
Bicycle Theft1,1052.21
Burglary2,2374.47
Criminal Damage and Arson4,3928.78
Drugs1,9293.86
Other Crime7171.43
Other Theft3,2266.45
Possession of Weapons3080.62
Public Order5,78211.56
Robbery2620.52
Shoplifting3,3216.64
Theft From the Person3820.76
Vehicle Crime3,0386.07
Violence and Sexual Offences15,98531.95

South Glamorgan's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from South Glamorgan
Barry4,38680 6% safer
Butetown2,123151 43% more dangerous
Caerau1,482124 31% more dangerous
Canton1,20579 8% safer
Cardiff34,00796 11% more dangerous
Cyncoed39832 163% safer
Dinas Powys30439 117% safer
Ely1,579104 18% more dangerous
Fairwater1,17390 4.9% more dangerous
Gabalfa62263 35% safer
Grangetown2,14297 12% more dangerous
Llandaff35640 113% safer
Llandaff North65575 13% safer
Llanishen85548 76% safer
Llanrumney1,03789 3.7% more dangerous
Llantwit Major36037 129% safer
Penarth1,02544 93% safer
Pentwyn1,28781 6% safer
Rhiwbina27224 261% safer
Riverside1,925137 38% more dangerous
Rumney60567 28% safer
Splott1,561114 25% more dangerous
Trowbridge1,61595 10% more dangerous
Whitchurch71949 75% safer

Crime Trends in South Glamorgan

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25223932 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft3.12.92.32.2 Safer
Burglary654.64.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101199 Safer
Drugs3.64.14.53.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.71.71.61.4 Safer
Other Theft9876 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.730.640.62 Safer
Public Order9101012 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.560.570.570.52 Safer
Shoplifting111077 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.21.41.00.76 Safer
Vehicle Crime8876 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29322932 Getting worse
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