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Crime and Safety in Grangetown

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Grangetown is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Grangetown in 2021 was 7 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 1047% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Grangetown is the 66th safest small town, and the 658th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Grangetown was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in South Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Grangetown residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.05 per 1,000 residents. Grangetown recorded 5 reports of burglary during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Grangetown are violence and sexual offences, with 40 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.8. This is 2.5% lower than 2020's figure of 41 offences and a difference of 0.05 from 2020's crime rate of 1.8. Grangetown's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 800% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Grangetown 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Glamorgan

909% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

879% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Grangetown is 909% lower than Wales and 879% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Grangetown Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Grangetown represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Grangetown

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20217165
20208188
201911243
201812261
20179205
20169207

Crime in Grangetown Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Grangetown This Year

 GrangetownSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour693.1115,91731.82 923% safer
Bicycle Theft210.951,1052.21 133% safer
Burglary90.412,2374.47 990% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson170.774,3928.78 1040% safer
Drugs10.051,9293.86 7620% safer
Other Crime10.057171.43 2760% safer
Other Theft220.993,2266.45 552% safer
Public Order291.315,78211.56 782% safer
Robbery20.092620.52 478% safer
Shoplifting60.273,3216.64 2359% safer
Theft From the Person20.093820.76 744% safer
Vehicle Crime150.683,0386.07 793% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences401.8015,98531.95 1675% safer

Grangetown Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Riverside151.06602% safer
Llandaff North101.15547% safer
Rhiwbina171.48403% safer
Caerau443.67103% safer
Pentwyn1086.7810% safer
Grangetown1657.44-
Llantwit Major36037.1980% more dangerous
Dinas Powys30439.3581% more dangerous
Penarth1,02544.1183% more dangerous
Gabalfa62263.2988% more dangerous
Trowbridge1,61595.1392% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Grangetown

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Recent Crimes in Grangetown

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Grangemoor CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Burford GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near A4232Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Grangemoor CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A4232Unable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Watkiss WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Burford GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Ffordd Y YmerodraethInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Burford GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Ffordd Y YmerodraethInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Burford GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burford GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burford GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grangemoor CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Other theftOn or near Grangetown LinkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect

Grangetown Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.81.43.23.1 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.20.900.720.95 Safer
Burglary0.540.860.950.41 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.20.450.950.77 Safer
Drugs0.140.270.410.05 Safer
Other Crime0.270.140.090.05 Safer
Other Theft1.71.91.20.99 Safer
Public Order0.860.900.591.3 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.09-0.09No change
Shoplifting1.41.90.720.27 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.050.050.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.21.00.950.68 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2.32.41.81.8 Safer

Changes In Grangetown's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Grangetown to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Grangetown7.44-
Coventry39.9381% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6085% more dangerous
Barnet67.0889% more dangerous
Croydon82.4891% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0392% more dangerous
Bristol90.5292% more dangerous
Leicester111.5993% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0694% more dangerous
Bradford132.2894% more dangerous
Leeds150.9495% more dangerous

Crime in Grangetown During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Grangetown change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Grangetown saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Grangetown saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+43%-+233%-+67%+400%-+133%+33%
Bicycle Theft--+50%-67%-20%---+50%-
Burglary---+300%-50%-50%+400%-80%+300%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-50%-50%-----33%--
Drugs-50%--+100%----+100%-
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-67%-50%+50%-25%---20%-+200%-50%
Public Order-50%--+100%--+100%--50%-75%
Shoplifting-50%--67%-------
Vehicle Crime-+100%-33%--40%----75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+25%-17%+200%+33%--50%+50%-55%-40%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Grangetown

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

How dangerous is Grangetown?
Grangetown is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan.

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

What is the least common crime in Grangetown?
Grangetown's least common crime is drugs.

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