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Crime and Safety in Cockett

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Cockett is the second most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cockett in 2021 was 82 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cockett is the 163rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,028th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Cockett had the worst crime rate in West Glamorgan for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2015 was also a bad month for Cockett residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Cockett are violence and sexual offences, with 458 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 2.0% lower than 2020's figure of 467 offences and a difference of 0.65 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Cockett's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 600% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Cockett 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Glamorgan

8% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

7% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cockett is 8% higher than Wales and 7% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cockett Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Cockett 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 Cockett

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021821,134
2020871,204
2019921,268
2018961,330
20171001,378
2016821,140

Crime in Cockett Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Cockett This Year

 CockettWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35625.7110,50326.91 4.7% safer
Bicycle Theft10.072240.57 714% safer
Burglary382.741,1152.86 4.4% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1279.173,1808.15 11% more dangerous
Drugs473.391,2923.31 2.4% more dangerous
Other Crime312.245441.39 38% more dangerous
Other Theft977.011,9294.94 30% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons120.871910.49 44% more dangerous
Public Order17412.574,11010.53 16% more dangerous
Robbery90.651460.37 43% more dangerous
Shoplifting644.621,3643.49 24% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.141820.47 236% safer
Vehicle Crime745.341,4513.72 30% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences45833.0812,32031.56 4.6% more dangerous

Cockett Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llwchwr30932.36153% safer
Blaenhonddan42535.48131% safer
Clydach36147.0274% safer
Coedffranc63357.9741% safer
Gorseinon66770.4016% safer
Cockett1,13481.90-
Neath2,034105.0822% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cockett

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Recent Crimes in Cockett

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bryn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pontardulais RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Clas-Yr-OnnenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caer-Gynydd RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near St Peter'S TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorview RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Mynydd Newydd RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Mile End CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Heol Y CwmduInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near St Peter'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Mile End CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Cockett RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Rosewarne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gwynedd AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Mile End CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pontardulais RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Clas-Yr-OnnenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Denver RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Cockett Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22203426 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.650.510.510.07 Safer
Burglary7652.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1712109 Safer
Drugs2.83.53.53.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.82.12.2 Getting worse
Other Theft8767 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.580.870.87 Getting worse
Public Order10101113 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.720.290.580.65 Getting worse
Shoplifting91064.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.430.650.430.14 Safer
Vehicle Crime7675 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31323433 Getting worse

Changes In Cockett's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cockett to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0822% safer
Cockett81.90-
Croydon82.480.70% more dangerous
Sheffield90.059% more dangerous
Bristol90.5210% more dangerous
Coventry102.2420% more dangerous
Leicester111.5927% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0633% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6437% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Cockett's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cockett67894First

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 483% increase in anti-social behaviour. Cockett saw a large fall in drugs during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Cockett's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-16%+207%+90%+30%-+55%+89%+483%+93%+165%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-17%-40%-71%-13%+125%-44%--38%-43%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%--53%+18%+6%+217%-18%-50%-20%+71%
Drugs--17%+100%-17%-22%-50%+67%+200%--83%
Other Crime+100%----+100%-60%+100%+200%-
Other Theft-33%-36%-30%+71%-20%+75%--22%-10%-17%
Possession of Weapons--+100%+200%+100%-----
Public Order---35%-9%+38%+57%-17%-27%+71%+20%
Shoplifting-67%-22%-75%-57%-73%-55%-20%-55%-27%-
Theft From the Person----+100%----+200%
Vehicle Crime-33%-25%-67%-25%--22%+71%--17%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-3%-6%-17%+62%-+24%+26%+44%+18%-6%

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 the second most dangerous small town 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.

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