Sketty Crime Overview

Sketty is the third 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 Sketty in 2020 was 29 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 139% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sketty is the 109th safest small town, and the 4,811st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2019, Sketty had the worst crime rate in West Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2015 was also a bad month for Sketty residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Sketty are violence and sexual offences, with 144 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 28% lower than 2019's figure of 185 offences and a difference of 2.82 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Sketty's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Sketty This Year

 SkettyWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15310.5212,97333.24216% safer
Bicycle Theft130.892730.7021% more dangerous
Burglary312.131,4093.6169% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson473.233,1097.97147% safer
Drugs171.171,3773.53202% safer
Other Crime70.485591.43198% safer
Other Theft493.372,0375.2255% safer
Possession of Weapons40.282220.57104% safer
Public Order553.783,5949.21144% safer
Robbery10.071520.39457% safer
Shoplifting120.831,6114.13398% safer
Theft From the Person40.281720.4457% safer
Vehicle Crime453.091,6834.3139% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1449.9011,28828.92192% safer

Crime in Sketty Compared To West Glamorgan

Sketty Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mumbles38523.2727% safer
Clydach21127.487% safer
Sketty42929.49-
Cwmbwrla23429.921.4% more dangerous
Llwchwr29731.115% more dangerous
Birchgrove25531.627% more dangerous
St. Thomas27032.6510% more dangerous
Blaenhonddan41534.6515% more dangerous

Sketty Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour97511Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.61.61.30.89Safer
Burglary2.82.31.72.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.92.83.43.2Getting worse
Drugs1.11.21.11.2Getting worse
Other Crime0.620.550.480.48Safer
Other Theft4.64.153.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.280.070.28Getting worse
Public Order2.83.33.03.8Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.140.340.07Safer
Shoplifting2.11.62.20.83Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.140.210.280.28Getting worse
Vehicle Crime5.053.33.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11111310Safer

Changes In Sketty's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Sketty to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sketty29.49-
Barnet67.7156% more dangerous
Coventry77.4162% more dangerous
Croydon83.2265% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8166% more dangerous
Bristol86.2166% more dangerous
Leicester97.4470% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8771% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2873% more dangerous
Bradford133.0278% more dangerous
Leeds137.1078% more dangerous

Crime in Sketty's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sketty29847Second
Ty-coch43653First

Crime in Sketty During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Sketty change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Sketty saw a 1,100% increase in anti-social behaviour. Sketty saw a large fall in other theft during August, when it fell by 86% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%+380%+83%+125%+56%+67%+1,100%+633%+71%+60%
Bicycle Theft---80%-------
Burglary-33%---+300%--+200%-75%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--83%-40%-38%-50%+50%+800%-67%-75%+100%
Drugs-+700%---50%---60%-67%-
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-60%+133%-43%-80%-30%-86%--50%+17%-71%
Public Order-33%+50%+140%-44%+33%-+300%+25%-33%+67%
Shoplifting-+50%-67%-67%-67%-80%-50%---
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-71%--33%-63%-57%-+350%-+150%+300%
Violence and Sexual Offences+28%-62%+19%-43%-8%-31%-40%-47%-14%-50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sketty

What police force serves Sketty?
Sketty's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Sketty?
Sketty is the third safest small town in West Glamorgan.
What is Sketty's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Sketty are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Sketty?
Sketty's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021