Llanishen Crime Overview

Llanishen is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Glamorgan, and is the 25th safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llanishen in 2020 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 173% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llanishen is the 124th safest small town, and the 5,133rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Llanishen was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for shoplifting, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.79 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2018 was also a bad month for Llanishen residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Llanishen recorded 11 reports of other theft during September 2017, making its crime rate of 0.62 the worst small town for other theft in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Llanishen are violence and sexual offences, with 170 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 4.7% higher than 2019's figure of 162 offences and a difference of 0.45 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Llanishen's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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

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Crime in Llanishen Compared To South Glamorgan

Summary of Crimes in Llanishen This Year

 LlanishenSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1649.2819,61739.21323% safer
Bicycle Theft70.401,1632.32480% safer
Burglary412.322,3224.64100% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson623.514,6129.22163% safer
Drugs231.302,2644.53248% safer
Other Crime60.347831.57362% safer
Other Theft261.473,3116.62350% safer
Possession of Weapons20.113210.64482% safer
Public Order432.435,20310.40328% safer
Robbery10.062840.57850% safer
Shoplifting1317.413,3876.779% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.115161.03836% safer
Vehicle Crime321.813,5077.01287% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1709.6214,55629.10202% safer

Llanishen Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitchurch33222.5337% safer
Penylan30922.8335% safer
Rumney20822.9834% safer
Gabalfa27828.299% safer
Cathays57430.481.4% safer
Dinas Powys27936.1114% more dangerous
Roath67937.6418% more dangerous
Llantwit Major37238.4320% more dangerous
Canton60139.4622% more dangerous
Llandaff North34940.1723% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llanishen

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Llanishen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour9779Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.680.340.680.40Safer
Burglary2.21.90.852.3Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3. worse
Drugs0.680.790.791.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.450.620.570.34Safer
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-
Shoplifting7577Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) change
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences810910Getting worse

Changes In Llanishen's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Llanishen to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7154% more dangerous
Coventry77.4160% more dangerous
Croydon83.2263% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8164% more dangerous
Bristol86.2164% more dangerous
Leicester97.4468% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8770% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2871% more dangerous
Bradford133.0277% more dangerous
Leeds137.1077% more dangerous

Crime in Llanishen During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Llanishen change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Llanishen saw a 550% increase in criminal damage and arson. Llanishen saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 91% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-42%+113%+300%+111%+8%-44%-11%+100%+71%+80%
Bicycle Theft----50%--75%----
Criminal Damage and Arson+550%--25%+300%-33%-+133%--50%-89%
Other Crime--+100%-----50%--
Other Theft-80%-75%-71%+300%--50%-70%--17%-67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-50%-25%-20%+400%+25%--33%+150%-75%+67%
Vehicle Crime---33%-25%+250%-88%+33%-60%-67%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-20%+50%-22%+19%-22%+78%-25%-11%+45%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Llanishen

What police force serves Llanishen?
Llanishen's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Llanishen?
Llanishen is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Glamorgan.
What is Llanishen's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Llanishen are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Llanishen?
Llanishen's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021