Dinas Powys Crime Overview

Dinas Powys is among the top 20 safest small towns in South Glamorgan, and is the 30th safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Dinas Powys in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 134% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Dinas Powys is the 186th safest small town, and the 5,157th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Dinas Powys are violence and sexual offences, with 109 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 1.8% higher than 2019's figure of 107 offences and a difference of 0.26 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Dinas Powys's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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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 Behaviour20126.0219,61739.2151% safer
Bicycle Theft20.261,1632.32792% safer
Burglary172.202,3224.64111% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson364.664,6129.2298% safer
Drugs70.912,2644.53398% safer
Other Crime30.397831.57303% safer
Other Theft91.163,3116.62471% safer
Public Order476.085,20310.4071% safer
Robbery10.132840.57338% safer
Shoplifting111.423,3876.77377% safer
Vehicle Crime374.793,5077.0146% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10914.1114,55629.10106% safer

Dinas Powys Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Penylan30922.8358% safer
Rumney20822.9857% safer
Gabalfa27828.2928% safer
Cathays57430.4818% safer
Llanishen54630.9017% safer
Dinas Powys27936.11-
Roath67937.644.1% more dangerous
Llantwit Major37238.436% more dangerous
Canton60139.468% more dangerous
Llandaff North34940.1710% more dangerous
Pentwyn68142.7716% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Dinas Powys

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Dinas Powys Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11121126Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.520.260.520.26Safer
Burglary3.84.52.52.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson84.864.7Safer
Drugs0.520.520.910.91Getting worse
Other Crime0.520.521.00.39Safer
Other Theft3.44.12.71.2Safer
Public Order3.94.34.76Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.26-0.13Safer
Shoplifting1.42.63.01.4Safer
Vehicle Crime2.82.63.44.8Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11141414Getting 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 2020.

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 Powys36.11-
Barnet67.7147% more dangerous
Coventry77.4153% more dangerous
Croydon83.2257% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2866% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% 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 20 safest small towns 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021