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Crime and Safety in Caerau

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Caerau is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caerau in 2021 was 3.7 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 2225% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caerau is the 49th safest small town, and the 279th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Caerau was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in South Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2018 was also a bad month for Caerau residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Caerau are violence and sexual offences, with 21 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.8. This is 33% higher than 2020's figure of 14 offences and a difference of 0.58 from 2020's crime rate of 1.2. Caerau's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Caerau 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, South Glamorgan

1945% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

1884% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Caerau is 1945% lower than Wales and 1884% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Caerau Crime Rate Over Time

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Caerau Crime Map

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Caerau

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20213.744
20202.935
20192.834
20182.328
20172.226
20161.316

Crime in Caerau Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Caerau This Year

 CaerauSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour594.9215,91731.82 547% safer
Bicycle Theft10.081,1052.21 2662% safer
Burglary20.172,2374.47 2529% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson80.674,3928.78 1210% safer
Other Theft30.253,2266.45 2480% safer
Possession of Weapons20.173080.62 265% safer
Public Order40.335,78211.56 3403% safer
Robbery10.082620.52 550% safer
Vehicle Crime20.173,0386.07 3471% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences211.7515,98531.95 1726% safer

Caerau Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Splott110.81353% safer
Whitchurch151.02260% safer
Riverside151.06246% safer
Llandaff North101.15219% safer
Rhiwbina171.48148% safer
Caerau443.67-
Pentwyn1086.7846% more dangerous
Grangetown1657.4451% more dangerous
Llantwit Major36037.1990% more dangerous
Dinas Powys30439.3591% more dangerous
Penarth1,02544.1192% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Caerau

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Recent Crimes in Caerau

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Public orderOn or near Penally RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Penally RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Penally RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Penally RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021RobberyOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Penally RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Penally RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution

Caerau Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour3.12.064.9 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft--0.080.08No change
Burglary---0.17 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.330.580.830.67 Getting worse
Other Theft0.170.170.330.25 Getting worse
Public Order0.500.580.420.33 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.08--0.08No change
Vehicle Crime0.170.08-0.17 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences0.501.21.21.8 Getting worse

Changes In Caerau's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Caerau's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Trelai Park7314-4122.7

Comparing Caerau to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caerau3.67-
Coventry39.9391% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6093% more dangerous
Barnet67.0895% more dangerous
Croydon82.4896% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0396% more dangerous
Bristol90.5296% more dangerous
Leicester111.5997% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0697% more dangerous
Bradford132.2897% more dangerous
Leeds150.9498% more dangerous

Crime in Caerau's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Caerau East887129First
Caerau West816121Second

Crime in Caerau During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Caerau change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Caerau saw a 1,000% increase in anti-social behaviour. Caerau saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during May, when it fell by 50% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--33%+167%+800%+500%+600%+1,000%-+500%-
Criminal Damage and Arson---+100%--+200%---
Public Order----------
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%--50%--+200%-50%---50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Caerau

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

How dangerous is Caerau?
Caerau is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan.

What is Caerau's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Caerau are violence and sexual offences.

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

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