Pentwyn Crime Overview

Pentwyn is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pentwyn in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 97% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pentwyn is the 285th safest small town, and the 3,959th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Pentwyn was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for drugs, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Pentwyn residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Pentwyn recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.13 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 273 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 25% lower than 2019's figure of 340 offences and a difference of 4.20 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Pentwyn's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 20% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Pentwyn Compared To South Glamorgan

Summary of Crimes in Pentwyn This Year

 PentwynSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38123.9319,61739.2164% safer
Bicycle Theft50.311,1632.32648% safer
Burglary231.442,3224.64222% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1026.414,6129.2244% safer
Drugs553.452,2644.5331% safer
Other Crime150.947831.5767% safer
Other Theft442.763,3116.62140% safer
Possession of Weapons70.443210.6445% safer
Public Order865.405,20310.4093% safer
Robbery80.502840.5714% safer
Shoplifting130.823,3876.77726% safer
Theft From the Person70.445161.03134% safer
Vehicle Crime432.703,5077.01160% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27317.1514,55629.1070% safer

Pentwyn Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Dinas Powys27936.1118% safer
Roath67937.6414% safer
Llantwit Major37238.4311% safer
Canton60139.468% safer
Llandaff North34940.176% safer
Pentwyn68142.77-
Splott62545.767% more dangerous
Penarth1,09046.919% more dangerous
Ely72647.9411% more dangerous
Llanrumney57849.3613% more dangerous
Trowbridge85850.5415% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pentwyn

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Pentwyn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20151624Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.820.630.250.31Safer
Burglary2.83.23.11.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson66106Safer
Drugs1.12.02.33.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.750.691.60.94Safer
Other Theft3.84.64.52.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.690.880.44Safer
Public Order4.6665Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.190.380.50Getting worse
Shoplifting2.82.02.60.82Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.190.190.44Getting worse
Vehicle Crime94.64.32.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19222117Safer

Changes In Pentwyn's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pentwyn to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pentwyn42.77-
Barnet67.7137% more dangerous
Coventry77.4145% more dangerous
Croydon83.2249% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8150% more dangerous
Bristol86.2150% more dangerous
Leicester97.4456% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8758% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2860% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in Pentwyn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Llanedeyrn52172Second
Pentwyn54875First

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 700% increase in vehicle crime. Pentwyn saw a large fall in other theft during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Pentwyn's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+155%+183%+91%+71%+82%-24%-29%-3%+26%-6%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--33%-75%-60%-86%--33%-80%--67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%-33%-70%-19%+43%-43%-71%-71%-32%-30%
Drugs-+67%-+33%+17%-33%-67%+125%+50%+250%
Other Crime--33%-67%-67%--+100%--33%-50%
Other Theft-20%-88%-70%-36%-13%--+150%-75%-25%
Possession of Weapons--75%--------
Public Order-55%+17%--42%-+13%+175%+13%-18%-57%
Robbery---+50%------
Shoplifting-63%-------33%--67%
Theft From the Person------+200%---
Vehicle Crime+75%-78%-60%-57%-50%-83%-60%+17%+700%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-35%-39%+26%-32%-35%-9%-17%-36%-26%-17%

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 20 most dangerous small towns 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021