Llanrumney Crime Overview

Llanrumney is among the top 10 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 Llanrumney in 2020 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 71% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llanrumney is the 392nd safest small town, and the 3,132nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Llanrumney was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2018 was also a bad month for Llanrumney residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Llanrumney recorded 16 reports of shoplifting during January 2018, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst small town for shoplifting in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Llanrumney are violence and sexual offences, with 230 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 246 offences and a difference of 1.37 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Llanrumney's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 33% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Llanrumney Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Llanrumney This Year

 LlanrumneySouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32027.3319,61739.2143% safer
Burglary231.962,3224.64137% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson736.234,6129.2248% safer
Drugs100.852,2644.53433% safer
Other Crime80.687831.57131% safer
Other Theft393.333,3116.6299% safer
Possession of Weapons30.263210.64146% safer
Public Order806.835,20310.4052% safer
Robbery40.342840.5768% safer
Shoplifting766.493,3876.774.3% safer
Theft From the Person30.265161.03296% safer
Vehicle Crime292.483,5077.01183% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23019.6414,55629.1048% safer

Llanrumney Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandaff North34940.1723% safer
Pentwyn68142.7715% safer
Splott62545.768% safer
Penarth1,09046.915% safer
Ely72647.943.0% safer
Llanrumney57849.36-
Trowbridge85850.542.3% more dangerous
Fairwater67251.404.0% more dangerous
Grangetown1,23055.5011% more dangerous
Riverside84459.8718% more dangerous
Butetown93065.9925% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llanrumney

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Recent Crimes in Llanrumney

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Clevedon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clevedon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Minehead RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Minehead RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Minehead RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Swift CloseLocal resolution
November 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Kewstoke PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Kewstoke PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Othery PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Blackmoor PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Malmsmead RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Dunkery CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Somerset CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Hazlitt CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Woolacombe AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Cranleigh RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Cranleigh RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Llanrumney Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18151927Getting worse
Burglary2.33.33.52.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9786Safer
Drugs1.62.41.60.85Safer
Other Crime1.41.01.40.68Safer
Other Theft3.63.53.53.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.260.340.26Safer
Public Order5797Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.430.340.34Getting worse
Shoplifting1212136Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.170.170.26Getting worse
Vehicle Crime52.62.72.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15182120Getting worse

Changes In Llanrumney's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Llanrumney's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Llanrumney that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Fishpond Wood21--450.60

Comparing Llanrumney to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Llanrumney49.36-
Barnet67.7127% more dangerous
Coventry77.4136% more dangerous
Croydon83.2241% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8142% more dangerous
Bristol86.2143% more dangerous
Leicester97.4449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8752% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2854% more dangerous
Bradford133.0263% more dangerous
Leeds137.1064% more dangerous

Crime in Llanrumney During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Llanrumney change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Llanrumney saw a 400% increase in vehicle crime. Llanrumney saw a large fall in shoplifting during June, when it fell by 93% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+6%+286%+200%-35%+7%-44%-43%+179%+182%+47%
Burglary---33%+100%-80%--86%--89%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--57%--56%-41%+60%+33%-63%-43%+60%
Drugs----------50%
Other Crime---67%------+100%
Other Theft+50%+50%-17%-+100%-33%-33%+150%-75%+150%
Public Order-67%-44%+67%-64%+71%---27%-40%-29%
Robbery-----50%-----
Shoplifting-46%-11%--93%-83%-36%-75%-63%-47%+9%
Vehicle Crime+400%--50%+33%+50%-+200%-40%-67%-40%
Violence and Sexual Offences+40%-16%-24%-23%+14%-30%+6%+47%-+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Llanrumney

What police force serves Llanrumney?
Llanrumney's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Llanrumney?
Llanrumney is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan.
What is Llanrumney's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Llanrumney are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Llanrumney?
Llanrumney's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021