St. Thomas Crime Overview

St. Thomas is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 25th safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St. Thomas in 2020 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 116% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St. Thomas is the 148th safest small town, and the 5,522nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, St. Thomas was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in St. Thomas are violence and sexual offences, with 125 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 4.0% lower than 2019's figure of 130 offences and a difference of 0.61 from 2019's crime rate of 16. St. Thomas'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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Crime in St. Thomas Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in St. Thomas This Year

 St. ThomasWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15118.2612,97333.2482% safer
Bicycle Theft40.482730.7046% safer
Burglary172.061,4093.6175% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson253.023,1097.97164% safer
Drugs161.931,3773.5383% safer
Other Crime40.485591.43198% safer
Other Theft121.452,0375.22260% safer
Possession of Weapons10.122220.57375% safer
Public Order364.353,5949.21112% safer
Robbery30.361520.398% safer
Shoplifting50.601,6114.13588% safer
Theft From the Person20.241720.4483% safer
Vehicle Crime202.421,6834.3178% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12515.1111,28828.9291% safer

St. Thomas Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Clydach21127.4819% safer
Sketty42929.4911% safer
Cwmbwrla23429.929% safer
Llwchwr29731.115.0% safer
Birchgrove25531.623.3% safer
St. Thomas27032.65-
Blaenhonddan41534.656% more dangerous
Bonymaen32443.0524% more dangerous
Morriston71243.2525% more dangerous
Mynyddbach43347.6331% more dangerous
Townhill43948.2532% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in St. Thomas

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St. Thomas Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour108818Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.480.360.48Getting worse
Burglary2.92.42.52.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.74.63.0Safer
Drugs0.731.21.61.9Getting worse
Other Crime0.850.730.360.48Safer
Other Theft2.52.12.31.4Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.120.120.12No change
Public Order1.73.34.84.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.480.240.36No change
Shoplifting0.120.240.120.60Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.12-0.120.24Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.53.41.22.4Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences14121615Getting worse

Changes In St. Thomas's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing St. Thomas to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
St. Thomas32.65-
Barnet67.7152% more dangerous
Coventry77.4158% more dangerous
Croydon83.2261% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8162% more dangerous
Bristol86.2162% more dangerous
Leicester97.4466% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8768% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2870% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% more dangerous

Crime in St. Thomas's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
St Thomas57970First

Crime in St. Thomas During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in St. Thomas change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when St. Thomas saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. St. Thomas saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-67%+145%+145%+300%+275%+20%+300%+275%+233%+300%
Burglary--+100%--75%-+100%-25%--
Criminal Damage and Arson---71%-25%-83%+200%---33%-50%
Drugs-67%-+200%-50%+200%----33%-
Other Theft-67%----50%-50%--67%--
Public Order-75%-33%-33%-20%+100%+125%--50%+300%-67%
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime------67%+100%---
Violence and Sexual Offences+88%+15%-38%-35%-40%+83%+100%-56%+14%-80%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in St. Thomas

What police force serves St. Thomas?
St. Thomas's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is St. Thomas?
St. Thomas is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Glamorgan.
What is St. Thomas's most common crime?
The most common crimes in St. Thomas are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in St. Thomas?
St. Thomas's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021