Crime Statistics for Penarth, The Vale Of Glamorgan, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Penarth, Penarth, The Vale Of Glamorgan

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Penarth using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 2020 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 98 street level crime incidents in Penarth in February 2020. 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 Penarth, 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 Crime29
Anti Social Behaviour20
Criminal Damage Arson11
Public Order10
Vehicle Crime7
Other Theft5
Possession Of Weapons2
All Crime98

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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 Penarth

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Butetown (1.86 miles)338
Grangetown (1.96 miles)224
Cogan (0.88 miles)142
Llandochau (1.76 miles)69
Lower Penarth (0.62 miles)25
Cog (2.24 miles)9
Cosmeston (1.24 miles)6
Leckwith (2.63 miles)2
Lavernock (1.86 miles)1

Most violent places near Penarth

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Lower Penarth14

Last updated: April 2, 2020
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