Mumbles Crime Overview

Mumbles is the safest small town 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 Mumbles in 2020 was 23 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 203% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mumbles is the 62nd safest small town, and the 3,393rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2019, Mumbles was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Mumbles are violence and sexual offences, with 145 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 32% higher than 2019's figure of 99 offences and a difference of 2.78 from 2019's crime rate of 6. Mumbles's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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

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Crime in Mumbles Compared To West Glamorgan

Summary of Crimes in Mumbles This Year

 MumblesWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40024.1812,97333.2437% safer
Bicycle Theft60.362730.7094% safer
Burglary261.571,4093.61130% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson603.633,1097.97120% safer
Drugs100.601,3773.53488% safer
Other Theft342.062,0375.22153% safer
Possession of Weapons10.062220.57850% safer
Public Order593.573,5949.21158% safer
Robbery10.061520.39550% safer
Shoplifting191.151,6114.13259% safer
Theft From the Person10.061720.44633% safer
Vehicle Crime231.391,6834.31210% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1458.7611,28828.92230% safer

Mumbles Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mumbles38523.27-
Clydach21127.4815% more dangerous
Sketty42929.4921% more dangerous
Cwmbwrla23429.9222% more dangerous
Llwchwr29731.1125% more dangerous
Birchgrove25531.6226% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mumbles

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Mumbles Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour75824Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.240.180.240.36Getting worse
Burglary2.31.72.41.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.43.12.33.6Getting worse
Drugs0.420.910.480.60Safer
Other Theft1.72.21.52.1Getting worse
Possession of Weapons--0.060.06No change
Public Order1.82.22.63.6Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.060.120.06Safer
Shoplifting0.660.480.541.2Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.300.18-0.06Safer
Vehicle Crime2.93.12.81.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences6669Getting worse

Changes In Mumbles's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Mumbles to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Mumbles23.27-
Barnet67.7166% more dangerous
Coventry77.4170% more dangerous
Croydon83.2272% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8173% more dangerous
Bristol86.2173% more dangerous
Leicester97.4476% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8777% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2878% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% more dangerous

Crime in Mumbles's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mumbles & Newton26836Second
West Cross35154First

Crime in Mumbles During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Mumbles change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Mumbles saw a 4,700% increase in anti-social behaviour. Mumbles saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-38%+400%+514%+276%+87%+44%+21%+4,700%+225%+500%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--86%---33%---40%+33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-+133%+20%+300%+67%+100%+200%+100%+33%+50%
Drugs----------
Other Theft+33%+100%+50%-50%-33%-33%+100%+100%-33%-
Public Order+50%+33%--38%-56%+450%+150%+133%+25%-
Shoplifting---+50%---+500%--
Vehicle Crime+50%--88%+50%+100%-67%-75%---67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%+167%-30%-69%+180%+80%+75%+33%+83%+300%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Mumbles

What police force serves Mumbles?
Mumbles's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Mumbles?
Mumbles is the safest small town in West Glamorgan.
What is Mumbles's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Mumbles are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Mumbles?
Mumbles's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021