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Crime and Safety in Sketty

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Sketty is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Glamorgan, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Sketty in 2021 was 3.7 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 1837% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Sketty is the 50th safest small town, and the 286th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Sketty was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2017 was also a bad month for Sketty residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Sketty recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during November 2015, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for possession of weapons in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Sketty are violence and sexual offences, with 24 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.6. This is 25% lower than 2020's figure of 30 offences and a difference of 0.41 from 2020's crime rate of 2.1. Sketty's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Sketty 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, West Glamorgan

1923% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

1960% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Sketty is 1923% lower than Wales and 1960% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Sketty Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Sketty 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 Sketty

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20213.754
20204.261
2019681
2018799
20174.566
2016681

Crime in Sketty Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Sketty This Year

 SkettyWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour221.5110,50326.91 1682% safer
Bicycle Theft10.072240.57 714% safer
Burglary10.071,1152.86 3986% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson60.413,1808.15 1888% safer
Drugs80.551,2923.31 502% safer
Other Theft40.281,9294.94 1664% safer
Public Order60.414,11010.53 2468% safer
Theft From the Person10.071820.47 571% safer
Vehicle Crime30.211,4513.72 1671% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences241.6512,32031.56 1813% safer

Sketty Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Uplands10.066083% safer
Mumbles150.91308% safer
Morriston201.21207% safer
Penderry161.22204% safer
St. Thomas192.3061% safer
Sketty543.71-
Mynyddbach394.2914% more dangerous
Bonymaen486.3842% more dangerous
Castle1417.8853% more dangerous
Birchgrove9611.9069% more dangerous
Llwchwr30932.3689% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Sketty

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Recent Crimes in Sketty

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaFormal action is not in the public interest
December 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Sketty Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.760.962.11.5 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.140.070.210.07 Safer
Burglary0.340.07-0.07 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.831.00.210.41 Safer
Drugs0.410.070.280.55 Getting worse
Other Theft0.961.00.550.28 Safer
Public Order0.480.760.550.41 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.070.070.07No change
Vehicle Crime1.00.550.210.21 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2.51.92.11.6 Safer

Changes In Sketty's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Sketty to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Sketty3.71-
Barnet67.0894% more dangerous
Croydon82.4896% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0596% more dangerous
Bristol90.5296% more dangerous
Coventry102.2496% more dangerous
Leicester111.5997% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0697% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6497% more dangerous
Bradford132.2897% more dangerous
Leeds150.9498% more dangerous

Crime in Sketty's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sketty27844Second
Ty-coch45956First

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 May, when Sketty saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Sketty saw a large fall in other theft during May, when it fell by 67% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--+300%+33%------
Criminal Damage and Arson----------
Drugs----------
Other Theft--50%-67%--67%-----
Public Order--+100%-----33%--
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+133%-50%--67%-50%---33%+100%-33%

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 among the top 10 safest small towns 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 bicycle theft.

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