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Crime and Safety in Butetown

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Butetown is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 55 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Butetown in 2021 was 0.64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 13231% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Butetown is among the top 20 safest small town, and the 112nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2016, Butetown was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crime in Butetown is other theft, with 2 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.14. This is the same as 2020's figure of 2 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2020's crime rate of 0.14. Butetown's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Butetown 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, South Glamorgan

11628% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

11844% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Butetown is 11628% lower than Wales and 11844% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Butetown Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Butetown represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Butetown

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20210.649
20200.7811
20191.116
20181.521
20170.213
20161.115

Crime in Butetown Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Butetown This Year

 ButetownSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20.1415,91731.82 22629% safer
Bicycle Theft10.071,1052.21 3057% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10.074,3928.78 12443% safer
Drugs10.071,9293.86 5414% safer
Other Theft20.143,2266.45 4507% safer
Public Order10.075,78211.56 16414% safer
Vehicle Crime10.073,0386.07 8571% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20.1415,98531.95 22721% safer

Butetown Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandaff00.00-
Fairwater00.00-
Cyncoed20.16300% safer
Llanrumney20.17276% safer
Llanishen50.28129% safer
Butetown90.64-
Canton120.7919% more dangerous
Splott110.8121% more dangerous
Whitchurch151.0237% more dangerous
Riverside151.0640% more dangerous
Llandaff North101.1544% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Butetown

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Recent Crimes in Butetown

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021DrugsOn or near Park/Open SpaceOffender given a drugs possession warning
June 2021Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2020Other theftOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2020DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
March 2020Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2020Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2019Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Butetown Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour-0.140.350.14No change
Bicycle Theft-0.07-0.07No change
Criminal Damage and Arson0.280.140.140.07 Safer
Other Theft0.500.350.140.14 Safer
Public Order0.070.14-0.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.140.07-0.07 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences0.350.210.430.14 Safer

Changes In Butetown's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Butetown's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Butetown that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Parc Hamadryad----320.32

Comparing Butetown to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Butetown0.64-
Barnet67.0899% more dangerous
Croydon82.4899% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0599% more dangerous
Bristol90.5299% more dangerous
Coventry102.2499% more dangerous
Leicester111.5999% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0699% more dangerous
Birmingham129.64100% more dangerous
Bradford132.28100% more dangerous
Leeds150.94100% more dangerous

Crime in Butetown's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Butetown1,925178First
Cardiff Bay87792Second

Crime in Butetown During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Butetown change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Butetown saw a 0% increase in other theft. Butetown saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during March, when it fell by 50% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Other Theft----------
Violence and Sexual Offences-50%---------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Butetown

What police force serves Butetown?
Butetown's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.

How dangerous is Butetown?
Butetown is among the top 10 safest small town in South Glamorgan.

What is Butetown's most common crime?
The most common crime in Butetown is other theft.

What is the least common crime in Butetown?
Butetown's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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