Grangetown Crime Overview

Grangetown 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 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Grangetown in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 52% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Grangetown is the 382nd most dangerous small town, and the 2,482nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Grangetown was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Grangetown residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.50 per 1,000 residents. Grangetown recorded 15 reports of criminal damage and arson during February 2020, making its crime rate of 0.68 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Grangetown are violence and sexual offences, with 352 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 10% higher than 2019's figure of 316 offences and a difference of 1.62 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Grangetown's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

Compare Grangetown to other towns and cities

See how Grangetown shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Grangetown and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Grangetown Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Grangetown This Year

 GrangetownSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour46621.0319,61739.2186% safer
Bicycle Theft582.621,1632.3211% more dangerous
Burglary753.382,3224.6437% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1255.644,6129.2263% safer
Drugs843.792,2644.5320% safer
Other Crime180.817831.5794% safer
Other Theft1195.373,3116.6223% safer
Possession of Weapons70.323210.64100% safer
Public Order1225.505,20310.4089% safer
Robbery90.412840.5739% safer
Shoplifting1396.273,3876.778% safer
Theft From the Person40.185161.03472% safer
Vehicle Crime1185.323,5077.0132% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35215.8814,55629.1083% safer

Grangetown Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Penarth1,09046.9118% safer
Ely72647.9416% safer
Llanrumney57849.3612% safer
Trowbridge85850.5410% safer
Fairwater67251.408% safer
Grangetown1,23055.50-
Riverside84459.877% more dangerous
Butetown93065.9916% more dangerous
Caerau80066.7617% more dangerous
Adamsdown97180.4331% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Grangetown

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Recent Crimes in Grangetown

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Cymmer StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Holmesdale StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Merches GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Maitland PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maitland PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near St Fagan'S StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Jim Driscoll WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wedmore RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Ty-Nant StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Ty-Nant StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Ty-Nant StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Hartley PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hartley PlaceLocal resolution
August 2021Public orderOn or near York PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near York PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near York PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect

Grangetown Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13141221Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.53.62.72.6Safer
Burglary3.83.24.43.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6766Safer
Drugs1.32.43.13.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.991.10.590.81Safer
Other Theft6665Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.180.360.32Getting worse
Public Order3.464.56Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.500.990.450.41Safer
Shoplifting59106Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.270.540.18Safer
Vehicle Crime5665Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14161416Getting worse

Changes In Grangetown's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Grangetown to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Grangetown55.50-
Barnet67.7118% more dangerous
Coventry77.4128% more dangerous
Croydon83.2233% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8135% more dangerous
Bristol86.2136% more dangerous
Leicester97.4443% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8746% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2848% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1060% 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 May, when Grangetown saw a 400% increase in public order. Grangetown saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 92% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+138%+342%+173%+41%+92%-5%+21%+74%+107%
Bicycle Theft-+50%-20%-67%-27%-25%-57%-20%+25%+300%
Burglary-44%-92%+17%+100%-50%-50%+22%-33%+44%+120%
Criminal Damage and Arson-14%-14%-57%+100%+7%+50%-71%-56%-39%+38%
Drugs-33%+60%+100%+67%-56%--40%-+367%+22%
Other Crime--50%+50%+50%--50%----
Other Theft-85%-25%+42%+7%-+14%+11%+18%-7%+14%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-53%-+400%+7%+31%+167%+86%-43%+50%-50%
Robbery------50%--67%--
Shoplifting-83%-23%-59%-63%-6%-13%-8%-38%-21%-44%
Theft From the Person--50%---+100%----67%
Vehicle Crime+83%-14%-55%+117%-57%-+15%-89%-71%+60%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-39%+44%+17%+78%+73%+35%-9%-4%+38%

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 5 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021