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Crime and Safety in Canton

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Canton 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 Canton in 2021 was 0.79 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 10700% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Canton is among the top 20 safest small town, and the 118th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2018, Canton was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for drugs, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crime in Canton is criminal damage and arson, with 3 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.20. This is 67% higher than 2020's figure of 1 offence and a difference of 0.13 from 2020's crime rate of 0.07. Canton's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Canton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, South Glamorgan

9401% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

9576% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Canton is 9401% lower than Wales and 9576% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Canton Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Canton 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 Canton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20210.7912
20201.421
20191.320
20181.219
20170.6610
20160.9815

Crime in Canton Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Canton This Year

 CantonSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour70.4615,91731.82 6817% safer
Burglary10.072,2374.47 6286% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson30.204,3928.78 4290% safer
Other Crime20.137171.43 1000% safer
Other Theft30.203,2266.45 3125% safer
Public Order30.205,78211.56 5680% safer

Canton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fairwater00.00-
Cyncoed20.16394% safer
Llanrumney20.17365% safer
Llanishen50.28182% safer
Butetown90.6423% safer
Canton120.79-
Splott110.812.5% more dangerous
Whitchurch151.0223% more dangerous
Riverside151.0625% more dangerous
Llandaff North101.1531% more dangerous
Rhiwbina171.4847% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Canton

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Recent Crimes in Canton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near B4267Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near B4267Investigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near B4267Investigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near B4267Unable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near B4267Investigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near B4267Unable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Other theftOn or near B4267Unable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021Other theftOn or near B4267Unable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Other crimeOn or near B4267Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2021Public orderOn or near B4267Unable to prosecute suspect
February 2021Other theftOn or near B4267Unable to prosecute suspect
November 2020BurglaryOn or near B4267Unable to prosecute suspect
November 2020Vehicle crimeOn or near B4267Investigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2020Vehicle crimeOn or near B4267Investigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2020Other theftOn or near B4267Unable to prosecute suspect

Canton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.530.660.920.46 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.130.200.070.20 Getting worse
Other Theft0.13-0.070.20 Getting worse
Public Order0.130.330.070.20 Safer

Changes In Canton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Canton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Canton0.79-
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
Birmingham129.6499% more dangerous
Bradford132.2899% more dangerous
Leeds150.9499% more dangerous

Crime in Canton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Canton87395First
Victoria Park35058Second

Crime in Canton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Canton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Canton saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Canton saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during September, when it fell by 67% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--+200%+300%--50%-67%-50%--
Vehicle Crime--------+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences---+100%------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Canton

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

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

What is Canton's most common crime?
The most common crime in Canton is criminal damage and arson.

What is the least common crime in Canton?
Canton's least common crime is burglary.

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