Splott Crime Overview

Splott is among the top 20 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 Splott in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 84% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Splott is the 332nd safest small town, and the 3,551st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Splott was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Splott residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Splott recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst small town for possession of weapons in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Splott are violence and sexual offences, with 244 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 27% lower than 2019's figure of 311 offences and a difference of 4.90 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Splott'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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Crime in Splott Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Splott This Year

 SplottSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21415.6719,61739.21150% safer
Bicycle Theft100.731,1632.32218% safer
Burglary453.302,3224.6441% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson936.814,6129.2235% safer
Drugs151.102,2644.53312% safer
Other Crime141.037831.5752% safer
Other Theft402.933,3116.62126% safer
Possession of Weapons40.293210.64121% safer
Public Order705.135,20310.40103% safer
Robbery10.072840.57714% safer
Shoplifting80.593,3876.771047% safer
Theft From the Person10.075161.031371% safer
Vehicle Crime805.863,5077.0120% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24417.8714,55629.1063% safer

Splott Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Roath67937.6422% safer
Llantwit Major37238.4319% safer
Canton60139.4616% safer
Llandaff North34940.1714% safer
Pentwyn68142.777% safer
Penarth1,09046.912.5% more dangerous
Ely72647.944.5% more dangerous
Llanrumney57849.367% more dangerous
Trowbridge85850.549% more dangerous
Fairwater67251.4011% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Splott

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Splott Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1813916Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.
Criminal Damage and Arson9787Safer
Other Crime1.80.660.951.0Safer
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order4.64.94.85Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.590.070.07Safer
Shoplifting0.510.660.370.59Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.440.510.07Safer
Vehicle Crime13876Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15172318Safer

Changes In Splott's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Splott to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7132% more dangerous
Coventry77.4141% more dangerous
Croydon83.2245% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8147% more dangerous
Bristol86.2147% more dangerous
Leicester97.4453% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8756% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0266% more dangerous
Leeds137.1067% more dangerous

Crime in Splott's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Tremorfa & Pengam825110First

Crime in Splott During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Splott change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Splott saw a 350% increase in anti-social behaviour. Splott saw a large fall in drugs during November, when it fell by 80% compared to November in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+144%+331%-27%-25%-18%+67%+70%+350%+150%
Bicycle Theft+100%--------75%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-29%-55%-33%-29%+33%-25%-15%+43%-27%-25%
Other Crime-+200%------50%--67%
Other Theft-78%+50%+40%-33%+50%--67%+100%-20%-57%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+25%-+60%+100%-22%+100%-18%-44%-38%-33%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-69%-50%-50%-33%-50%+50%-14%-+150%+44%
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%-42%-41%-39%-15%+4%-20%+22%-36%-28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Splott

What police force serves Splott?
Splott's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Splott?
Splott is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan.
What is Splott's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Splott are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Splott?
Splott's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021