Cyncoed Crime Overview

Cyncoed is the third safest small town in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cyncoed in 2020 was 19 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 335% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cyncoed is the 34th safest small town, and the 2,567th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Cyncoed are violence and sexual offences, with 56 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 4.6. This is 21% lower than 2019's figure of 68 offences and a difference of 0.98 from 2019's crime rate of 6. Cyncoed's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Cyncoed Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Cyncoed This Year

 CyncoedSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour887.1819,61739.21446% safer
Bicycle Theft40.331,1632.32603% safer
Burglary272.202,3224.64111% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson151.224,6129.22656% safer
Drugs80.652,2644.53597% safer
Other Crime90.737831.57115% safer
Other Theft201.633,3116.62306% safer
Possession of Weapons10.083210.64700% safer
Public Order171.395,20310.40648% safer
Robbery20.162840.57256% safer
Shoplifting302.453,3876.77176% safer
Theft From the Person20.165161.03544% safer
Vehicle Crime473.833,5077.0183% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences564.5714,55629.10537% safer

Cyncoed Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandaff12814.4235% safer
Rhiwbina17415.1129% safer
Cyncoed23819.42-
Heath25119.812.0% more dangerous
Whitchurch33222.5314% more dangerous
Penylan30922.8315% more dangerous
Rumney20822.9815% more dangerous
Gabalfa27828.2931% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cyncoed

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Recent Crimes in Cyncoed

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Heol EsgynInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Everard WayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Hackerford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Gwynant CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Werngoch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Werngoch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Werngoch RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Ontario WayUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021DrugsOn or near Ogwen DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leven CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leven CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Lakeside DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lake View CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Windermere AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Cefn-Coed CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Tyrwhitt CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Lake Road NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oakdene CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Oakdene CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Cyncoed Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour3.82.52.57Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.160.650.330.33Safer
Burglary2.52.52.52.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.92.41.71.2Safer
Drugs0.410.900.330.65Getting worse
Other Crime0.410.160.240.73Getting worse
Other Theft0.901.71.61.6Getting worse
Public Order1.31.41.11.4Getting worse
Shoplifting1.72.32.02.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.16-0.16Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.34.52.93.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3.54.164.6Getting worse

Changes In Cyncoed's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cyncoed to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cyncoed19.42-
Barnet67.7171% more dangerous
Coventry77.4175% more dangerous
Croydon83.2277% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8177% more dangerous
Bristol86.2177% more dangerous
Leicester97.4480% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8781% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2882% more dangerous
Bradford133.0285% more dangerous
Leeds137.1086% more dangerous

Crime in Cyncoed During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cyncoed change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Cyncoed saw a 1,000% increase in anti-social behaviour. Cyncoed saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+200%+450%+425%+1,000%+500%+25%-33%+100%+133%-
Bicycle Theft--+100%-------
Burglary-75%+100%-75%-75%-50%+50%-40%-33%+100%+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson+400%-----+200%--67%-
Drugs----+100%-----
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-50%--50%--50%---+33%-
Public Order-50%+33%+200%--50%--33%---
Shoplifting-+50%--67%-50%---+200%-
Vehicle Crime-50%-88%-89%+200%-75%+33%+900%+133%+500%+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+13%-25%--71%-+100%+133%-38%-75%-30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cyncoed

What police force serves Cyncoed?
Cyncoed's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Cyncoed?
Cyncoed is the third safest small town in South Glamorgan.
What is Cyncoed's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cyncoed are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cyncoed?
Cyncoed's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021