Wales crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 115k crimes were violent crimes which is 38.0% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 107% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 33.0% over the last twelve months.Wales crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (8 regions)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →38.0%4. lowest107%115k-6.2%
Antisocial behaviour crime →17.5%3. highest111%53.1k1.2%
Public order crime →10.3%2. highest131%31.1k-19.1%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.9%3. lowest99%23.9k0.0%
Shoplifting crime →7.6%3. lowest105%23.0k33.0%
Other theft crime →6.1%1. lowest76%18.5k-3.6%
Vehicle crime →3.7%1. lowest59%11.2k4.7%
Burglary crime →2.6%1. lowest61%7.9k-13.3%
Drugs crime →2.2%1. lowest80%6.6k-13.5%
Other crime →1.8%2. lowest100%5.6k-0.1%
Bicycle theft crime →0.9%2. lowest79%2.6k7.3%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%2. lowest72%2.0k14.8%
Theft from the person crime →0.5%1. lowest25%1.5k-6.0%
Robbery crime →0.3%1. lowest26%994-6.6%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "public order crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Public order crime" rate is at 131% of national crime rate which puts Wales on 2. position out of 8 England's and Wales' regions in this crime category. "Public order crime" makes up 10.3% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "public order crime" is 31.1k cases and has decreased by 19.1% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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