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Crime and Safety in St. Thomas

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St. Thomas is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Glamorgan, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in St. Thomas in 2021 was 2.3 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 3024% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, St. Thomas is the 37th safest small town, and the 162nd 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 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2015 was also a bad month for St. Thomas residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. St. Thomas recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during June 2015, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for possession of weapons in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in St. Thomas are violence and sexual offences, with 6 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.73. This is 50% lower than 2020's figure of 9 offences and a difference of 0.36 from 2020's crime rate of 1.1. St. Thomas's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

St. Thomas 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, West Glamorgan

3163% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

3223% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in St. Thomas is 3163% lower than Wales and 3223% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

St. Thomas Crime Map

Incidents mapped in St. Thomas 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 St. Thomas

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20212.319
20203.630
20193.327
20183.529
20172.420
2016544

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 Behaviour283.3910,50326.91 694% safer
Burglary10.121,1152.86 2283% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson50.603,1808.15 1258% safer
Public Order50.604,11010.53 1655% safer
Vehicle Crime20.241,4513.72 1450% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences60.7312,32031.56 4223% safer

St. Thomas Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Uplands10.063733% safer
Mumbles150.91153% safer
Morriston201.2190% safer
Penderry161.2289% safer
St. Thomas192.30-
Sketty543.7138% more dangerous
Mynyddbach394.2946% more dangerous
Bonymaen486.3864% more dangerous
Castle1417.8871% more dangerous
Birchgrove9611.9081% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in St. Thomas

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Recent Crimes in St. Thomas

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Ffordd Glan Y DwyrainUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022DrugsOn or near Quay ParadeOffender given a drugs possession warning
January 2022Public orderOn or near Pentre-Chwyth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tir John North RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pentre-Chwyth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Quay ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pentreguinea RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Foxhole RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2021BurglaryOn or near Quay ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2021Public orderOn or near Quay ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2021Public orderOn or near Quay ParadeUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pentre-Chwyth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Quay ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Foxhole RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pentre-Chwyth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

St. Thomas Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.730.8563.4 Getting worse
Burglary0.480.48-0.12 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.360.480.360.60 Getting worse
Public Order-0.120.970.60 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.10.240.480.24 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences0.601.11.10.73 Safer

Changes In St. Thomas's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing St. Thomas to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
St. Thomas2.30-
Barnet67.0897% more dangerous
Croydon82.4897% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0597% more dangerous
Bristol90.5297% more dangerous
Coventry102.2498% more dangerous
Leicester111.5998% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0698% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6498% more dangerous
Bradford132.2898% more dangerous
Leeds150.9498% more dangerous

Crime in St. Thomas's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
St Thomas59572First

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 May, when St. Thomas saw a 1,100% increase in anti-social behaviour. St. Thomas saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during July, when it fell by 67% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+150%+1,100%+650%+600%-----
Drugs----------
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences-50%----67%-----

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 5 safest small town 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 crime is burglary.

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