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Crime and Safety in Pentwyn

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Pentwyn is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 55 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pentwyn in 2021 was 7 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 1158% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pentwyn is the 65th safest small town, and the 591st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Pentwyn was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2019 was also a bad month for Pentwyn residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Pentwyn recorded 1 report of theft from the person during August 2019, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst small town for theft from the person in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Pentwyn are violence and sexual offences, with 45 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 2.8. This is 2.2% higher than 2020's figure of 44 offences and a difference of 0.07 from 2020's crime rate of 2.8. Pentwyn's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Pentwyn 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Glamorgan

1007% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

1027% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pentwyn is 1007% lower than Wales and 1027% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pentwyn Crime Rate Over Time

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Pentwyn Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Pentwyn represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Pentwyn

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20217108
20208127
201911168
20189146
20179140
2016581

Crime in Pentwyn Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Pentwyn This Year

 PentwynSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour432.7015,91731.82 1079% safer
Bicycle Theft10.061,1052.21 3583% safer
Burglary30.192,2374.47 2253% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson90.574,3928.78 1440% safer
Drugs100.631,9293.86 513% safer
Other Crime40.257171.43 472% safer
Other Theft70.443,2266.45 1366% safer
Possession of Weapons10.063080.62 933% safer
Public Order181.135,78211.56 923% safer
Robbery20.132620.52 300% safer
Vehicle Crime80.503,0386.07 1114% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences452.8315,98531.95 1029% safer

Pentwyn Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitchurch151.02565% safer
Riverside151.06540% safer
Llandaff North101.15490% safer
Rhiwbina171.48358% safer
Caerau443.6785% safer
Pentwyn1086.78-
Grangetown1657.449% more dangerous
Llantwit Major36037.1982% more dangerous
Dinas Powys30439.3583% more dangerous
Penarth1,02544.1185% more dangerous
Gabalfa62263.2989% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pentwyn

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Recent Crimes in Pentwyn

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022RobberyOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022RobberyOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Pentwyn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2.02.74.82.7 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.19--0.06 Safer
Burglary0.500.380.250.19 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.22.00.880.57 Safer
Drugs0.630.750.880.63 Getting worse
Other Crime0.130.690.190.25 Safer
Other Theft1.21.10.570.44 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.250.060.06 Safer
Public Order1.11.31.51.1 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.060.130.13 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.820.570.630.50 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3.13.22.82.8 Safer

Changes In Pentwyn's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pentwyn to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pentwyn6.78-
Barnet67.0890% more dangerous
Croydon82.4892% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0592% more dangerous
Bristol90.5293% more dangerous
Coventry102.2493% more dangerous
Leicester111.5994% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0694% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6495% more dangerous
Bradford132.2895% more dangerous
Leeds150.9496% more dangerous

Crime in Pentwyn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Llanedeyrn59982First
Pentwyn60282Second

Crime in Pentwyn During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pentwyn change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Pentwyn saw a 400% increase in violence and sexual offences. Pentwyn saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during October, when it fell by 83% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+200%+125%+320%+80%+33%-+33%+67%+133%-
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%--50%-50%--25%--83%--50%
Drugs-+100%---33%--+50%--
Other Crime--------+100%-
Other Theft+100%--50%--33%----67%-
Public Order-+100%+100%--50%+100%+300%-+67%-
Theft From the Person------+100%---
Vehicle Crime+100%---50%---+200%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-56%-----50%-83%-38%+400%+200%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pentwyn

What police force serves Pentwyn?
Pentwyn's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.

How dangerous is Pentwyn?
Pentwyn is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in South Glamorgan.

What is Pentwyn's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Pentwyn are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Pentwyn?
Pentwyn's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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