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Crime and Safety in Whitchurch, South Glamorgan

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Whitchurch is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of South Glamorgan's 55 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Whitchurch in 2021 was 1.0 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 8265% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Whitchurch is the 22nd safest small town, and the 126th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crime in Whitchurch is other theft, with 5 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.34. This is 20% lower than 2020's figure of 6 offences and a difference of 0.07 from 2020's crime rate of 0.41. Whitchurch's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Whitchurch 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, South Glamorgan

7259% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

7394% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Whitchurch is 7259% lower than Wales and 7394% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Whitchurch Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Whitchurch 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 Whitchurch

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211.015
20202.131
20191.421
20181.725
20170.9514
20161.116

Crime in Whitchurch Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Whitchurch This Year

 WhitchurchSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour151.0215,91731.82 3020% safer
Burglary10.072,2374.47 6286% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson40.274,3928.78 3152% safer
Drugs20.141,9293.86 2657% safer
Other Theft50.343,2266.45 1797% safer
Vehicle Crime10.073,0386.07 8571% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20.1415,98531.95 22721% safer

Whitchurch Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llanrumney20.17500% safer
Llanishen50.28264% safer
Butetown90.6459% safer
Canton120.7929% safer
Splott110.8126% safer
Whitchurch151.02-
Riverside151.063.8% more dangerous
Llandaff North101.1511% more dangerous
Rhiwbina171.4831% more dangerous
Caerau443.6772% more dangerous
Pentwyn1086.7885% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Whitchurch

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Recent Crimes in Whitchurch

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
April 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2021DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaOffender given a drugs possession warning

Whitchurch Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.340.411.61.0 Getting worse
Burglary0.200.270.270.07 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.540.410.750.27 Safer
Drugs0.070.070.270.14 Getting worse
Other Theft0.140.140.410.34 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.610.270.270.07 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences0.070.200.070.14 Getting worse

Changes In Whitchurch's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Whitchurch to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Whitchurch1.02-
Barnet67.0898% more dangerous
Croydon82.4899% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0599% more dangerous
Bristol90.5299% more dangerous
Coventry102.2499% more dangerous
Leicester111.5999% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0699% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6499% more dangerous
Bradford132.2899% more dangerous
Leeds150.9499% more dangerous

Crime in Whitchurch During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Whitchurch change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Whitchurch saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Whitchurch saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during August, when it fell by 0% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+100%-+300%+600%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson-----+400%----

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Whitchurch

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

How dangerous is Whitchurch?
Whitchurch is among the top 10 safest small towns in South Glamorgan.

What is Whitchurch's most common crime?
The most common crime in Whitchurch is other theft.

What is the least common crime in Whitchurch?
Whitchurch's least common crime is burglary.

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