Llandaff Crime Overview

Llandaff is the safest small town in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llandaff in 2020 was 14 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 485% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llandaff is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 1,590th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2019, Llandaff was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2016 was also a bad month for Llandaff residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Llandaff are violence and sexual offences, with 32 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 3.6. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 34 offences and a difference of 0.22 from 2019's crime rate of 3.8. Llandaff's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Llandaff Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Llandaff This Year

 LlandaffSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour879.8019,61739.21300% safer
Bicycle Theft40.451,1632.32416% safer
Burglary161.802,3224.64158% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson171.924,6129.22380% safer
Drugs131.462,2644.53210% safer
Other Crime30.347831.57362% safer
Other Theft121.353,3116.62390% safer
Possession of Weapons20.233210.64178% safer
Public Order121.355,20310.40670% safer
Robbery10.112840.57418% safer
Shoplifting20.233,3876.772843% safer
Theft From the Person20.235161.03348% safer
Vehicle Crime121.353,5077.01419% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences323.6114,55629.10706% safer

Llandaff Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rhiwbina17415.114.6% more dangerous
Cyncoed23819.4226% more dangerous
Heath25119.8127% more dangerous
Whitchurch33222.5336% more dangerous
Penylan30922.8337% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llandaff

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Llandaff Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour4.863.410Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.681.01.10.45Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.
Drugs0.450.790.341.5Getting worse
Other Crime0.560.450.230.34Safer
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0. change
Public Order1.61.40.451.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.11-0.11Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.23-0.23Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences64.63.83.6Safer

Changes In Llandaff's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Llandaff to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7179% more dangerous
Coventry77.4181% more dangerous
Croydon83.2283% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8183% more dangerous
Bristol86.2183% more dangerous
Leicester97.4485% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8786% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2887% more dangerous
Bradford133.0289% more dangerous
Leeds137.1089% more dangerous

Crime in Llandaff During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Llandaff change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Llandaff saw a 700% increase in anti-social behaviour. Llandaff saw a large fall in other theft during September, when it fell by 83% compared to September in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+150%+150%+650%+175%+300%+150%+700%-33%+650%+200%
Bicycle Theft---50%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson---60%+100%+100%---67%-75%-
Other Crime----------
Other Theft+300%---67%-+200%-83%--83%-
Possession of Weapons-50%---------
Public Order----50%--50%----
Vehicle Crime-33%-83%---67%-50%----
Violence and Sexual Offences+100%-50%+150%-+33%-40%+200%-50%-50%-40%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Llandaff

What police force serves Llandaff?
Llandaff's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Llandaff?
Llandaff is the safest small town in South Glamorgan.
What is Llandaff's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Llandaff are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Llandaff?
Llandaff's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021