Crime Statistics for Cardiff, , July 2021

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Crime Statistics for Cardiff, Cardiff,
Crime Statistics for Cardiff, Cardiff,
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Cardiff using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so July 2021 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 1185 street level crime incidents in Cardiff in July 2021. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Cardiff, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime322
Anti Social Behaviour183
Public Order137
Other Theft84
Bicycle Theft73
Vehicle Crime67
Criminal Damage Arson65
Theft From The Person24
Other Crime14
Possession Of Weapons13
All Crime1185

Map of street level crime incidents in July 2021

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Cardiff. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

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Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Cardiff

We've taken the ten nearest places to town; ?> and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Cardiff has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Cathays (0.62 miles)1367
Splott (0.62 miles)1274
Caerdydd (Cardiff)1185
Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (0.06 miles)1171
Cathays Park (0.62 miles)882
Blackweir (0.88 miles)815
Canton (1.24 miles)343
Pontcanna (1.39 miles)332
Butetown (1.24 miles)312

of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near Cardiff

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Cardiff and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Caerdydd (Cardiff)322
Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal316
Cathays Park228

Last updated: July 2021
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