Crime in Vale of Glamorgan

Vale of Glamorgan is the 48th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Vale of Glamorgan in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 23 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Vale of Glamorgan's larger towns and cities, Barry is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Penarth, and Llantwit Major comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Vale of Glamorgan, starting with Dinas Powys which ranks as the safest area in Vale of Glamorgan.

Crime Map of Vale of Glamorgan

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Vale of Glamorgan Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour3,93329.44
Bicycle Theft620.46
Burglary3462.59
Criminal Damage and Arson9076.79
Drugs2762.07
Other Crime1711.28
Other Theft6334.74
Possession of Weapons560.42
Public Order9367.01
Robbery260.19
Shoplifting4973.72
Theft From the Person270.20
Vehicle Crime4473.35
Violence and Sexual Offences3,03322.70

Vale of Glamorgan's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Vale of Glamorgan
Barry4,2087728% more dangerous
Dinas Powys2593466% safer
Llantwit Major3463655% safer
Penarth1,0224426% safer

Crime Trends in Vale of Glamorgan

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19161429Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.740.530.420.46Safer
Burglary5.04.33.02.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9887Safer
Drugs1.51.42.12.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.41.31.3Safer
Other Theft6654.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.420.400.42Getting worse
Public Order6777Getting worse
Robbery0.220.180.160.19Getting worse
Shoplifting4.9563.7Safer
Theft From the Person0.520.400.340.20Safer
Vehicle Crime4.34.34.03.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21232623Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021