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.
Top 10 Safest
Small Towns, South Glamorgan
11628% lower, regional crime rate
11844% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Butetown is 11628% lower than Wales and 11844% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||2||0.14||15,917||31.82||22629% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||1||0.07||1,105||2.21||3057% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||1||0.07||4,392||8.78||12443% safer|
|Other Theft||2||0.14||3,226||6.45||4507% safer|
|Public Order||1||0.07||5,782||11.56||16414% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||1||0.07||3,038||6.07||8571% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2||0.14||15,985||31.95||22721% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Canton||12||0.79||19% more dangerous|
|Splott||11||0.81||21% more dangerous|
|Whitchurch||15||1.02||37% more dangerous|
|Riverside||15||1.06||40% more dangerous|
|Llandaff North||10||1.15||44% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Public order||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|January 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|December 2021||Other theft||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|September 2021||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Park/Open Space||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|September 2021||Drugs||On or near Park/Open Space||Offender given a drugs possession warning|
|June 2021||Other theft||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|June 2021||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|May 2021||Bicycle theft||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|May 2021||Public order||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|May 2021||Vehicle crime||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|May 2021||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|October 2020||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|September 2020||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|July 2020||Other theft||On or near Park/Open Space||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|May 2020||Drugs||On or near Parking Area||Local resolution|
|March 2020||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Park/Open Space||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2020||Other theft||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2020||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|December 2019||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||-||0.14||0.35||0.14||No change|
|Bicycle Theft||-||0.07||-||0.07||No change|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||0.28||0.14||0.14||0.07||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||0.35||0.21||0.43||0.14||Safer|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||99% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||99% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||99% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||99% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||99% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||99% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||99% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||100% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||100% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||100% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|