Uplands Crime Overview

Uplands is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Uplands in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 35% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Uplands is the 408th most dangerous small town, and the 2,793rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2015, Uplands had the worst crime rate in West Glamorgan for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Uplands are violence and sexual offences, with 220 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 1.8% lower than 2019's figure of 224 offences and a difference of 0.25 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Uplands's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Uplands Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Uplands This Year

 UplandsWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour47630.1712,97333.2410% safer
Bicycle Theft130.822730.7015% more dangerous
Burglary493.111,4093.6116% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson956.023,1097.9732% safer
Drugs945.961,3773.5341% more dangerous
Other Crime30.195591.43653% safer
Other Theft583.682,0375.2242% safer
Possession of Weapons50.322220.5778% safer
Public Order865.453,5949.2169% safer
Robbery20.131520.39200% safer
Shoplifting503.171,6114.1330% safer
Theft From the Person90.571720.4423% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1388.751,6834.3151% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences22013.9511,28828.92107% safer

Uplands Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Blaenhonddan41534.6550% safer
Bonymaen32443.0521% safer
Morriston71243.2520% safer
Mynyddbach43347.639% safer
Townhill43948.258% safer
Penderry70954.264.0% more dangerous
Cockett77255.767% more dangerous
Gorseinon59763.0117% more dangerous
Coedffranc79572.8028% more dangerous
Neath1,81293.6144% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Uplands

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Uplands Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour22211530Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.761.10.700.82Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6556Getting worse
Drugs2.32.43.26Getting worse
Other Crime0.890.250.440.19Safer
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0.060.320.250.32Getting worse
Public Order3.83.64.45Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.570.510.13Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.820.890.820.57Safer
Vehicle Crime6699Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences10131414Getting worse

Changes In Uplands's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Uplands's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Uplands that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cockett Wood Park2----00.48

Comparing Uplands to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7123% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2237% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8139% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8749% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2851% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Uplands's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Uplands During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Uplands change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Uplands saw a 500% increase in drugs. Uplands saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 90% compared to October in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Uplands's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour+6%+233%+172%+221%+143%+32%+77%+86%+275%+118%
Bicycle Theft----+200%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson+80%-33%-13%+80%+17%+467%+100%-45%-60%-40%
Other Crime---50%-------
Other Theft--67%-83%+75%+33%+75%-33%-60%-14%+50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+50%-+100%-+200%+40%+17%-63%+57%+100%
Theft From the Person----80%-50%----50%-
Vehicle Crime+233%+43%-77%-15%+50%+20%-50%-65%-69%+40%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+6%+50%-9%+17%+5%+11%-36%-23%-24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Uplands

What police force serves Uplands?
Uplands's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Uplands?
Uplands is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan.
What is Uplands's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Uplands are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Uplands?
Uplands's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021