Cockett Crime Overview

Cockett is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cockett in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 26% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cockett is the 381st most dangerous small town, and the 2,459th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Cockett was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Cockett residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Cockett recorded 12 reports of vehicle crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.87 the worst small town for vehicle crime in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Cockett are violence and sexual offences, with 300 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 0.33% higher than 2019's figure of 299 offences and a difference of 0.08 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Cockett's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 600% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Cockett This Year

 CockettWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31422.6812,97333.2447% safer
Bicycle Theft10.072730.70900% safer
Burglary342.461,4093.6147% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1047.513,1097.976% safer
Drugs282.021,3773.5375% safer
Other Crime161.165591.4323% safer
Other Theft614.412,0375.2218% safer
Possession of Weapons90.652220.5712% more dangerous
Public Order1007.223,5949.2128% safer
Robbery40.291520.3934% safer
Shoplifting564.041,6114.132.2% safer
Theft From the Person40.291720.4452% safer
Vehicle Crime553.971,6834.319% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30021.6711,28828.9233% safer

Crime in Cockett Compared To West Glamorgan

Cockett Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Morriston71243.2529% safer
Mynyddbach43347.6317% safer
Townhill43948.2516% safer
Uplands82252.107% safer
Penderry70954.262.8% safer
Cockett77255.76-
Gorseinon59763.0112% more dangerous
Coedffranc79572.8023% more dangerous
Neath1,81293.6140% more dangerous
Castle2,590144.7361% more dangerous

Cockett Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21161523Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.290.510.510.07Safer
Burglary3.95.03.82.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121088Safer
Drugs1.61.72.32.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.791.41.2Getting worse
Other Theft9654.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.510.220.65Getting worse
Public Order8677Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.360.070.29Getting worse
Shoplifting8684.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.720.290.430.29Safer
Vehicle Crime3.94.54.54.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19192222Getting worse

Changes In Cockett's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Cockett to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Cockett55.76-
Barnet67.7118% more dangerous
Coventry77.4128% more dangerous
Croydon83.2233% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8135% more dangerous
Bristol86.2135% more dangerous
Leicester97.4443% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8746% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2848% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in Cockett's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cockett762105First

Crime in Cockett During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cockett change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Cockett saw a 525% increase in anti-social behaviour. Cockett saw a large fall in vehicle crime during March, when it fell by 86% compared to March in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Cockett's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-10%+154%+78%+5%-4%+5%+21%+525%+100%+275%
Bicycle Theft---50%-------
Burglary-67%-50%-71%-40%+25%-80%-67%-71%-14%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-21%+100%-60%+43%+8%+300%+43%-44%-33%+125%
Drugs--25%+50%-25%--50%-+300%-75%-
Other Crime----33%-+50%--50%+300%-
Other Theft-55%-33%-33%+17%-+25%--25%-13%-25%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-14%-12%-42%-17%+7%+67%-56%-13%+150%+60%
Shoplifting-50%-50%-82%-50%-70%-60%-50%-44%-13%-17%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-86%-75%-86%-25%+20%-14%+200%--40%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+4%+13%-26%+67%-7%+20%-4%-4%+25%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cockett

What police force serves Cockett?
Cockett's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Cockett?
Cockett is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan.
What is Cockett's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cockett are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cockett?
Cockett's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021