Crime in South Glamorgan

South Glamorgan is among the top 10 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in South Glamorgan in 2020 was 84 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 29 out of 1,000 residents.

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

Crime Map of South Glamorgan

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South Glamorgan Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour19,61739.21
Bicycle Theft1,1632.32
Burglary2,3224.64
Criminal Damage and Arson4,6129.22
Drugs2,2644.53
Other Crime7831.57
Other Theft3,3116.62
Possession of Weapons3210.64
Public Order5,20310.40
Robbery2840.57
Shoplifting3,3876.77
Theft From the Person5161.03
Vehicle Crime3,5077.01
Violence and Sexual Offences14,55629.10

South Glamorgan's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from South Glamorgan
Adamsdown971804.9% safer
Barry4,546831.3% safer
Butetown9306628% safer
Caerau8006726% safer
Canton60139114% safer
Cardiff18,1625165% safer
Cathays57430177% safer
Cyncoed23819335% safer
Dinas Powys27936134% safer
Ely7264876% safer
Fairwater6725164% safer
Gabalfa27828198% safer
Grangetown1,2305652% safer
Heath25120326% safer
Llandaff12814485% safer
Llandaff North34940110% safer
Llanishen54631173% safer
Llanrumney5784971% safer
Llantwit Major37238120% safer
Penarth1,0904780% safer
Pentwyn6814397% safer
Penylan30923270% safer
Rhiwbina17415459% safer
Riverside8446041% safer
Roath67938124% safer
Rumney20823267% safer
Splott6254684% safer
Trowbridge8585167% safer
Whitchurch33223275% safer

Crime Trends in South Glamorgan

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29252239Getting worse
Bicycle Theft3.33.12.92.3Safer
Burglary7654.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110119Safer
Drugs2.83.64.14.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.71.71.6Safer
Other Theft9987Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.680.730.64Safer
Public Order891010Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.560.560.570.57Getting worse
Shoplifting1011107Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.61.21.41.0Safer
Vehicle Crime10887Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26293229Safer

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021