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Crime and Safety in Mumbles

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Mumbles is the second safest small town in West Glamorgan, and is the second safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mumbles in 2021 was 0.91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 7797% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mumbles is among the top 20 safest small towns, and the 122nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crime in Mumbles is criminal damage and arson, with 4 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.24. This is 75% higher than 2020's figure of 1 offence and a difference of 0.18 from 2020's crime rate of 0.06. Mumbles's least common crime is other theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Mumbles 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, West Glamorgan

8148% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

8300% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Mumbles is 8148% lower than Wales and 8300% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Mumbles Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Mumbles 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 Mumbles

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20210.9115
20200.366
20191.424
20182.033
20171.321
20160.9716

Crime in Mumbles Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Mumbles This Year

 MumblesWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour80.4810,50326.91 5506% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson40.243,1808.15 3296% safer
Other Theft20.121,9294.94 4017% safer
Public Order30.184,11010.53 5750% safer
Vehicle Crime20.121,4513.72 3000% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40.2412,32031.56 13050% safer

Mumbles Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Uplands10.061417% safer
Mumbles150.91-
Morriston201.2125% more dangerous
Penderry161.2225% more dangerous
St. Thomas192.3060% more dangerous
Sketty543.7175% more dangerous
Mynyddbach394.2979% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mumbles

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Recent Crimes in Mumbles

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Manselfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Manselfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mulberry AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Mulberry AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Caswell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Mulberry AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Caswell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2021Other theftOn or near Mulberry AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mulberry AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mulberry AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mulberry AvenueLocal resolution
March 2020BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2020Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mulberry AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2020Public orderOn or near Mulberry AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2019Public orderOn or near Mulberry AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2019Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2019Public orderOn or near Mulberry AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Mumbles Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.241.01.70.48 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.240.120.060.24 Getting worse
Other Theft0.060.06-0.12 Getting worse
Public Order0.180.360.060.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.970.30-0.12 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences0.180.420.180.24 Safer

Changes In Mumbles's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Mumbles to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Mumbles0.91-
Barnet67.0899% 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 Mumbles's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mumbles & Newton21930Second
West Cross38559First

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 May, when Mumbles saw a 1,000% increase in anti-social behaviour. Mumbles saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during August, when it fell by 67% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--+1,000%+20%--67%-+100%--

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 second safest small town in West Glamorgan.

What is Mumbles's most common crime?
The most common crime in Mumbles is criminal damage and arson.

What is the least common crime in Mumbles?
Mumbles's least common crime is other theft.

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