Wales crime stats

The overall crime rate in Wales region is 98.7 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 114k 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 31.6% over the last twelve months.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 132% of national crime rate which puts Wales on 2. position out of 9 England's and Wales' regions in this crime category. "Public order crime" makes up 10.0% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "public order crime" is 29.8k cases and has decreased by 19.7% when compared year-over-year in the period of June 2023 - May 2024.

Wales crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (9 regions)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →38.0%5. highest107%114k-6.0%
Antisocial behaviour crime →17.1%3. highest107%51.1k-2.9%
Public order crime →10.0%2. highest132%29.8k-19.7%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.2%4. lowest105%24.5k5.1%
Shoplifting crime →8.0%4. lowest105%24.1k31.6%
Other theft crime →5.9%2. lowest75%17.8k-7.3%
Vehicle crime →3.7%1. lowest60%11.1k2.4%
Burglary crime →2.8%1. lowest64%8.3k-4.2%
Drugs crime →2.1%2. lowest75%6.2k-18.7%
Other crime →1.9%3. lowest100%5.7k1.7%
Bicycle theft crime →0.8%2. lowest77%2.5k2.3%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%3. lowest73%2.0k7.7%
Theft from the person crime →0.5%1. lowest24%1.5k-0.8%
Robbery crime →0.4%1. lowest28%1.1k4.2%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Wales crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Wales region to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Wales crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticWales region crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour16.815.7
Bicycle theft0.81.1
Criminal damage and arson8.17.7
Other crime1.91.9
Other theft5.87.8
Possession of weapons0.70.9
Public order9.87.4
Theft from the person0.52.1
Vehicle crime3.76.2
Violent crime37.535.1

Wales crime rate comparison map

Wales crime rate comparison map

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