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Crime and Safety in Morriston

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Morriston is the third safest small town in West Glamorgan, and is the third safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Morriston in 2021 was 1.2 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 5839% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Morriston is the 26th safest small town, and the 131st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crime in Morriston is public order, with 6 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.36. This is 83% higher than 2020's figure of 1 offence and a difference of 0.30 from 2020's crime rate of 0.06. Morriston's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Morriston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, West Glamorgan

6103% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

6217% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Morriston is 6103% lower than Wales and 6217% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Morriston Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Morriston 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 Morriston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211.220
20201.017
20191.321
20181.423
20171.118
20161.219

Crime in Morriston Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Morriston This Year

 MorristonWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour60.3610,50326.91 7375% safer
Burglary10.061,1152.86 4667% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson40.243,1808.15 3296% safer
Drugs40.241,2923.31 1279% safer
Other Theft10.061,9294.94 8133% safer
Public Order60.364,11010.53 2825% safer
Vehicle Crime10.061,4513.72 6100% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30.1812,32031.56 17433% safer

Morriston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Uplands10.061917% safer
Mumbles150.9133% safer
Morriston201.21-
Penderry161.220.82% more dangerous
St. Thomas192.3047% more dangerous
Sketty543.7167% more dangerous
Mynyddbach394.2972% more dangerous
Bonymaen486.3881% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Morriston

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Recent Crimes in Morriston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ffordd Cwm TaweUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ffordd Cwm TaweLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ffordd Cwm TaweUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A4067Investigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol DywyllUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Public orderOn or near Ffordd Cwm TaweInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Ffordd Cwm TaweUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clydach RoadLocal resolution
June 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clydach RoadLocal resolution
April 2021DrugsOn or near Ffordd Cwm TaweOffender given a drugs possession warning
April 2021Public orderOn or near Clydach RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2021DrugsOn or near Ffordd Cwm TaweOffender given penalty notice
April 2021DrugsOn or near Ffordd Cwm TaweOffender given a drugs possession warning

Morriston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.300.180.490.36 Getting worse
Burglary-0.060.120.06No change
Criminal Damage and Arson0.490.550.180.24 Safer
Other Theft0.12--0.06 Safer
Public Order0.060.240.060.36 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime0.060.060.240.06 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences0.670.300.360.18 Safer

Changes In Morriston's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Morriston's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Morriston that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Ynystawe Cricket Ground5---448

Comparing Morriston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Morriston1.21-
Barnet67.0898% more dangerous
Croydon82.4899% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0599% more dangerous
Bristol90.5299% more dangerous
Coventry102.2499% more dangerous
Leicester111.5999% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0699% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6499% more dangerous
Bradford132.2899% more dangerous
Leeds150.9499% more dangerous

Crime in Morriston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Morriston North61169Second
Morriston South68390First

Crime in Morriston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Morriston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Morriston saw a 0% increase in anti-social behaviour. Morriston saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during September, when it fell by 50% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-------50%---
Public Order----------
Violence and Sexual Offences----------50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Morriston

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

How dangerous is Morriston?
Morriston is the third safest small town in West Glamorgan.

What is Morriston's most common crime?
The most common crime in Morriston is public order.

What is the least common crime in Morriston?
Morriston's least common crime is burglary.

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