Rumney Crime Overview

Rumney is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rumney in 2020 was 23 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 267% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rumney is the 58th safest small town, and the 3,334th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Rumney are violence and sexual offences, with 124 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 31% higher than 2019's figure of 85 offences and a difference of 4.31 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Rumney's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Rumney Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Rumney This Year

 RumneySouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour687.5119,61739.21422% safer
Burglary80.882,3224.64427% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson232.544,6129.22263% safer
Drugs70.772,2644.53488% safer
Other Crime30.337831.57376% safer
Other Theft60.663,3116.62903% safer
Public Order202.215,20310.40371% safer
Robbery10.112840.57418% safer
Theft From the Person10.115161.03836% safer
Vehicle Crime151.663,5077.01322% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12413.7014,55629.10112% safer

Rumney Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rhiwbina17415.1152% safer
Cyncoed23819.4218% safer
Heath25119.8116% safer
Whitchurch33222.532.0% safer
Penylan30922.830.66% safer
Rumney20822.98-
Gabalfa27828.2919% more dangerous
Cathays57430.4825% more dangerous
Llanishen54630.9026% more dangerous
Dinas Powys27936.1136% more dangerous
Roath67937.6439% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rumney

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Rumney Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9578Getting worse
Burglary3.52.51.30.88Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.94.962.5Safer
Drugs0.330.441.20.77Getting worse
Other Crime1.90.550.440.33Safer
Other Theft2.21.61.80.66Safer
Public Order2.42.22.82.2Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.11--0.11No change
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.11-0.110.11No change
Vehicle Crime3.92.01.41.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1010914Getting worse

Changes In Rumney's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rumney to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Rumney22.98-
Barnet67.7166% more dangerous
Coventry77.4170% more dangerous
Croydon83.2272% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8173% more dangerous
Bristol86.2173% more dangerous
Leicester97.4476% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8778% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2879% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% more dangerous

Crime in Rumney During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rumney change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Rumney saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Rumney saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 91% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+17%+300%+75%+33%-90%+100%+33%+200%-14%+25%
Burglary----50%------
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%+50%-91%--50%-67%-83%+25%-67%
Drugs----------
Other Crime---------+100%
Other Theft---+100%------
Public Order---+100%--60%+100%---
Vehicle Crime+100%---------
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%-+11%+83%+36%+233%+40%+75%+57%+50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rumney

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021