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Crime and Safety in Dinas Powys

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Dinas Powys is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of South Glamorgan's 55 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dinas Powys in 2021 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 117% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dinas Powys is the 186th safest small town, and the 4,831st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Dinas Powys was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Dinas Powys residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.65 per 1,000 residents. Dinas Powys recorded 7 reports of burglary during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.91 the worst small town for burglary in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Dinas Powys are violence and sexual offences, with 120 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 109 offences and a difference of 1.42 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Dinas Powys's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Dinas Powys 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Glamorgan

91% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

94% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Dinas Powys is 91% lower than Wales and 94% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Dinas Powys Crime Rate Over Time

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Dinas Powys Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Dinas Powys 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 Dinas Powys

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202139304
202036279
201939300
201839298
201736277
201630234

Crime in Dinas Powys Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Dinas Powys This Year

 Dinas PowysSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12315.9215,91731.82 100% safer
Burglary121.552,2374.47 188% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson496.344,3928.78 38% safer
Drugs111.421,9293.86 172% safer
Other Theft192.463,2266.45 162% safer
Public Order384.925,78211.56 135% safer
Robbery20.262620.52 100% safer
Shoplifting435.573,3216.64 19% safer
Vehicle Crime101.293,0386.07 371% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12015.5315,98531.95 106% safer

Dinas Powys Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rhiwbina171.482559% safer
Caerau443.67972% safer
Pentwyn1086.78480% safer
Grangetown1657.44429% safer
Llantwit Major36037.196% safer
Dinas Powys30439.35-
Penarth1,02544.1111% more dangerous
Gabalfa62263.2938% more dangerous
Trowbridge1,61595.1359% more dangerous
Ely1,579104.2662% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Dinas Powys

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Recent Crimes in Dinas Powys

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cardiff RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Aberdovey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Vale CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rhuddlan WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Vale CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Georges RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cardiff RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cherry CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cardiff RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Georges RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cherry CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Britway RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WindyridgeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caernarvon CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Caerphilly CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol- Y-CawlUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eastbrook CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Vale CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Dinas Powys Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12112616 Getting worse
Burglary4.52.52.21.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.864.76 Getting worse
Drugs0.520.910.911.4 Getting worse
Other Theft4.12.71.22.5 Safer
Public Order4.34.764.9 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.26-0.130.26No change
Shoplifting2.63.01.46 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.63.44.81.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14141416 Getting worse

Changes In Dinas Powys's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Dinas Powys's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Parc Bryn-y-Don4----10.44

Comparing Dinas Powys to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Dinas Powys39.35-
Barnet67.0841% more dangerous
Croydon82.4852% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0556% more dangerous
Bristol90.5257% more dangerous
Coventry102.2462% more dangerous
Leicester111.5965% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0668% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6470% more dangerous
Bradford132.2870% more dangerous
Leeds150.9474% more dangerous

Crime in Dinas Powys During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Dinas Powys change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Dinas Powys saw a 700% increase in anti-social behaviour. Dinas Powys saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+20%+288%+700%+433%+93%+15%+75%+50%+129%+275%
Burglary-+300%+133%----67%-50%-67%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-+25%-40%-33%-50%-60%+25%-86%-33%
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-+200%-80%-50%----67%--
Public Order--40%+167%+50%-+100%+100%+100%--50%
Shoplifting---+100%------
Vehicle Crime+100%+300%+150%-+67%-50%--50%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%+38%--44%-47%+20%+57%-55%-18%+233%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Dinas Powys

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

How dangerous is Dinas Powys?
Dinas Powys is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in South Glamorgan.

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

What is the least common crime in Dinas Powys?
Dinas Powys's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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