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Crime and Safety in Castle, West Glamorgan

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Castle is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Castle in 2021 was 8 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 812% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Castle is the 69th safest small town, and the 705th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Castle was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Castle residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Castle recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Castle are violence and sexual offences, with 39 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 2.2. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 37 offences and a difference of 0.11 from 2020's crime rate of 2.1. Castle's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Castle 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Glamorgan

853% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

870% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Castle is 853% lower than Wales and 870% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Castle Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Castle 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 Castle

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20218141
20206109
20194.886
20185.089
20174.886
20164.276

Crime in Castle Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Castle This Year

 CastleWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour593.3010,50326.91 715% safer
Bicycle Theft70.392240.57 46% safer
Burglary30.171,1152.86 1582% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson140.783,1808.15 945% safer
Drugs191.061,2923.31 212% safer
Other Crime30.175441.39 718% safer
Other Theft70.391,9294.94 1167% safer
Possession of Weapons10.061910.49 717% safer
Public Order351.964,11010.53 437% safer
Robbery50.281460.37 32% safer
Theft From the Person40.221820.47 114% safer
Vehicle Crime40.221,4513.72 1591% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences392.1812,32031.56 1348% safer

Castle Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Penderry161.22546% safer
St. Thomas192.30243% safer
Sketty543.71112% safer
Mynyddbach394.2984% safer
Bonymaen486.3824% safer
Castle1417.88-
Birchgrove9611.9034% more dangerous
Llwchwr30932.3676% more dangerous
Blaenhonddan42535.4878% more dangerous
Clydach36147.0283% more dangerous
Coedffranc63357.9786% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Castle

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Recent Crimes in Castle

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mumbles RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mumbles RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mumbles RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Public orderOn or near Mumbles RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Public orderOn or near Mumbles RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayLocal resolution

Castle Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.20.953.23.3 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.390.390.280.39No change
Burglary0.110.110.170.17 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson0.170.280.450.78 Getting worse
Drugs0.450.450.731.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.170.220.280.17 Getting worse
Other Theft0.280.560.730.39 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.060.060.170.06No change
Public Order0.890.840.782.0 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.060.110.28 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.060.110.22 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.730.170.170.22 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1.51.52.12.2 Getting worse

Changes In Castle's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Castle to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Castle7.88-
Barnet67.0888% more dangerous
Croydon82.4890% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0591% more dangerous
Bristol90.5291% more dangerous
Coventry102.2492% more dangerous
Leicester111.5993% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0694% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6494% more dangerous
Bradford132.2894% more dangerous
Leeds150.9495% more dangerous

Crime in Castle's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Central Swansea3,335324First

Crime in Castle During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Castle change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Castle saw a 1,000% increase in anti-social behaviour. Castle saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during March, when it fell by 67% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+1,000%+300%+200%+50%-+150%+300%+350%-
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson----------
Drugs--+100%-----+50%-
Other Crime----------50%
Other Theft------+100%--50%-50%
Public Order---+200%-50%--33%+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-67%-+150%+200%+33%-+400%+100%-+200%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Castle

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

How dangerous is Castle?
Castle is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in West Glamorgan.

What is Castle's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Castle are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Castle?
Castle's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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