Cwmbwrla Crime Overview

Cwmbwrla is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cwmbwrla in 2020 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 135% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cwmbwrla is the 113rd safest small town, and the 4,904th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2016, Cwmbwrla had the worst crime rate in West Glamorgan for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Cwmbwrla are violence and sexual offences, with 99 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 91 offences and a difference of 1.02 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Cwmbwrla's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Cwmbwrla to other towns and cities

See how Cwmbwrla shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Cwmbwrla and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Cwmbwrla Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Cwmbwrla This Year

 CwmbwrlaWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9512.1512,97333.24174% safer
Bicycle Theft10.132730.70438% safer
Burglary111.411,4093.61156% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson243.073,1097.97160% safer
Drugs162.051,3773.5372% safer
Other Crime50.645591.43123% safer
Other Theft141.792,0375.22192% safer
Possession of Weapons20.262220.57119% safer
Public Order324.093,5949.21125% safer
Robbery40.511520.3924% more dangerous
Shoplifting10.131,6114.133077% safer
Theft From the Person10.131720.44238% safer
Vehicle Crime243.071,6834.3140% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9912.6611,28828.92128% safer

Cwmbwrla Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mumbles38523.2729% safer
Clydach21127.489% safer
Sketty42929.491.5% safer
Llwchwr29731.113.8% more dangerous
Birchgrove25531.625% more dangerous
St. Thomas27032.658% more dangerous
Blaenhonddan41534.6514% more dangerous
Bonymaen32443.0530% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cwmbwrla

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Cwmbwrla Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour96612Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.13-0.130.13No change
Criminal Damage and Arson73.363.1Safer
Drugs0.770.511.22.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.900.510.380.64Getting worse
Other Theft1. worse
Possession of Weapons- worse
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.13--0.51Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime2. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences9111213Getting worse

Changes In Cwmbwrla's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cwmbwrla to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7156% more dangerous
Coventry77.4161% more dangerous
Croydon83.2264% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8165% more dangerous
Bristol86.2165% more dangerous
Leicester97.4469% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8771% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2872% more dangerous
Bradford133.0278% more dangerous
Leeds137.1078% more dangerous

Crime in Cwmbwrla's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Cwmbwrla During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cwmbwrla change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Cwmbwrla saw a 1,100% increase in anti-social behaviour. Cwmbwrla saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-+63%+500%+60%+225%+20%-+150%+1,100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson---89%-80%--50%--50%+150%+200%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-+100%----+200%---
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+400%--+200%+400%+50%+200%--
Vehicle Crime--50%-50%-50%--20%+300%--67%+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences----30%-14%+1,100%-9%-+40%-20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cwmbwrla

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021