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Crime and Safety in Ely, South Glamorgan

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Ely is the most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan, and is the second most dangerous overall out of South Glamorgan's 55 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ely in 2021 was 104 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ely is the 72nd most dangerous small town, and the 512nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Ely was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.46 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Ely residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 0.99 per 1,000 residents. Ely recorded 4 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for drugs in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Ely are violence and sexual offences, with 805 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 53. This is 3.4% higher than 2020's figure of 778 offences and a difference of 1.78 from 2020's crime rate of 51. Ely's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 175% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Ely 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, South Glamorgan

28% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

27% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ely is 28% higher than Wales and 27% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ely Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ely 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 Ely

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211041,579
20201031,555
20191021,552
20181071,625
2017961,452
2016971,464

Crime in Ely Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Ely This Year

 ElySouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour54836.1815,91731.82 12% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.261,1052.21 750% safer
Burglary473.102,2374.47 44% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20113.274,3928.78 34% more dangerous
Drugs603.961,9293.86 2.5% more dangerous
Other Crime251.657171.43 13% more dangerous
Other Theft855.613,2266.45 15% safer
Possession of Weapons140.923080.62 33% more dangerous
Public Order22815.055,78211.56 23% more dangerous
Robbery40.262620.52 100% safer
Shoplifting281.853,3216.64 259% safer
Theft From the Person80.533820.76 43% safer
Vehicle Crime704.623,0386.07 31% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences80553.1515,98531.95 40% more dangerous

Ely Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llantwit Major36037.19180% safer
Dinas Powys30439.35165% safer
Penarth1,02544.11136% safer
Gabalfa62263.2965% safer
Trowbridge1,61595.1310% safer
Ely1,579104.26-

Crime Over Time in Ely

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Recent Crimes in Ely

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Deere RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Penmark GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Stanway RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Plymouth Wood CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cowbridge Road WestInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Spinney CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sevenoaks RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stirling RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Green Farm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Archer PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Furness CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gwent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Green Farm CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Aberthaw RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Maureen AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wilson RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cymric CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jackson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cymric CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Plymouth Wood CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ely Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31254136 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.20.330.730.26 Safer
Burglary84.53.03.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16121313 Safer
Drugs4.53.83.94.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.02.41.6 Safer
Other Theft8866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.590.400.990.92 Getting worse
Public Order13131615 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.660.260.26 Safer
Shoplifting2.83.21.51.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.590.660.330.53 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.33.83.44.6 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences46505153 Getting worse

Changes In Ely's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ely to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0855% safer
Croydon82.4826% safer
Sheffield90.0516% safer
Bristol90.5215% safer
Coventry102.242.0% safer
Ely104.26-
Leicester111.597% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0615% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6420% more dangerous
Bradford132.2821% more dangerous
Leeds150.9431% more dangerous

Crime in Ely's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ely East895115First
Ely West48879Second

Crime in Ely During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ely change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Ely saw a 600% increase in drugs. Ely saw a large fall in shoplifting during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-57%+128%+206%+167%+57%+32%+112%+105%+39%+67%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-67%-50%-25%+50%+120%-75%-71%-67%+50%+400%
Criminal Damage and Arson+56%-67%-13%+37%+42%+100%+19%-27%+78%+43%
Drugs+67%-25%-40%+600%+29%+150%-63%-67%+40%+167%
Other Crime--+300%-33%+50%---40%+100%-25%
Other Theft-33%-30%-46%-22%-18%+20%-44%+29%+13%+57%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+20%+27%+50%+7%-13%-5%+14%+108%+13%-
Shoplifting-75%---20%+100%-88%-50%-86%-60%+100%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime---71%-+50%-20%+100%-20%-50%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+13%-13%-33%-11%-20%+7%+11%+30%+33%+44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ely

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

How dangerous is Ely?
Ely is the most dangerous small town in South Glamorgan.

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

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

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