Heath Crime Overview

Heath is among the top 5 safest 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 Heath in 2020 was 20 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 326% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Heath is the 37th safest small town, and the 2,640th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2019, Heath was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2018 was also a bad month for Heath residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 9 crimes at a rate of 0.71 per 1,000 residents. Heath recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during March 2017, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst small town for possession of weapons in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Heath are violence and sexual offences, with 64 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 5. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 74 offences and a difference of 0.79 from 2019's crime rate of 6. Heath's least common crime is other crime, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 600% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Heath This Year

 HeathSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1149.0019,61739.21336% safer
Bicycle Theft50.391,1632.32495% safer
Burglary211.662,3224.64180% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson201.584,6129.22484% safer
Drugs141.102,2644.53312% safer
Other Crime10.087831.571862% safer
Other Theft413.243,3116.62104% safer
Public Order262.055,20310.40407% safer
Robbery10.082840.57612% safer
Shoplifting120.953,3876.77613% safer
Theft From the Person20.165161.03544% safer
Vehicle Crime443.473,5077.01102% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences645.0514,55629.10476% safer

Crime in Heath Compared To South Glamorgan

Heath Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandaff12814.4237% safer
Rhiwbina17415.1131% safer
Cyncoed23819.422.0% safer
Heath25119.81-
Whitchurch33222.5312% more dangerous
Penylan30922.8313% more dangerous
Rumney20822.9814% more dangerous
Gabalfa27828.2930% more dangerous
Cathays57430.4835% more dangerous

Heath Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour63.44.09Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.391.00.710.39Safer
Burglary2.42.82.21.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.72.62.41.6Safer
Drugs0.161.11.11.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.160.390.550.08Safer
Other Theft4.33.44.13.2Safer
Public Order1.71.01.92.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.160.080.080.08Safer
Shoplifting1.22.01.40.95Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.080.080.16Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.23.73.43.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences64.565Safer

Changes In Heath's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Heath to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Heath19.81-
Barnet67.7171% more dangerous
Coventry77.4174% more dangerous
Croydon83.2276% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8177% more dangerous
Bristol86.2177% more dangerous
Leicester97.4480% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8781% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2882% more dangerous
Bradford133.0285% more dangerous
Leeds137.1086% more dangerous

Crime in Heath's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Birchgrove29849Second
Heath39970First

Crime in Heath During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Heath change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Heath saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Heath saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during December, when it fell by 91% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+150%+600%+225%+600%+500%+80%+600%-36%+44%-50%
Bicycle Theft-----50%-----
Burglary---+200%-+300%--33%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+50%-50%---78%-67%---
Drugs---50%----+300%-+200%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-33%-57%-75%+200%+25%-33%+25%--67%+33%
Public Order--33%--50%-60%+50%-33%---
Shoplifting----50%--50%+100%--50%-
Vehicle Crime-30%--43%-50%+33%-+50%-+300%+600%
Violence and Sexual Offences-57%--20%-60%+200%+80%-9%-33%-50%-91%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Heath

What police force serves Heath?
Heath's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Heath?
Heath is among the top 5 safest small towns in South Glamorgan.
What is Heath's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Heath are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Heath?
Heath's least common crime is other crime.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021