Cardiff crime stats

The overall crime rate in Cardiff postcode area is 109.4 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 38.9k crimes were violent crimes which is 35.4% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 110% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 41.3% 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 167% of national crime rate which puts Cardiff on 7. position out of 99 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Public order crime" makes up 11.3% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "public order crime" is 12.4k cases and has increased by 4.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of June 2023 - May 2024.

Cardiff crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →35.4%36. highest110%38.9k8.6%
Antisocial behaviour crime →14.6%45. highest101%16.0k-2.4%
Public order crime →11.3%7. highest167%12.4k4.3%
Shoplifting crime →9.7%8. highest141%10.7k41.3%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.1%26. highest115%8.9k1.4%
Other theft crime →5.9%36. lowest83%6.5k-3.1%
Vehicle crime →5.2%48. highest92%5.7k2.0%
Burglary crime →2.8%24. lowest73%3.1k-3.5%
Drugs crime →1.9%39. lowest77%2.1k-14.0%
Other crime →1.8%39. highest108%2.0k7.9%
Bicycle theft crime →1.4%20. highest143%1.6k3.3%
Theft from the person crime →0.7%44. highest36%7764.3%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%40. lowest78%7199.9%
Robbery crime →0.4%25. lowest37%46810.4%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Cardiff crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Cardiff postcode area to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Cardiff crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticCardiff postcode area crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour15.915.7
Bicycle theft1.51.1
Criminal damage and arson8.87.7
Other crime2.01.9
Other theft6.57.8
Possession of weapons0.70.9
Public order12.47.4
Theft from the person0.82.1
Vehicle crime5.76.2
Violent crime38.735.1

Cardiff crime rate comparison map

Cardiff crime rate comparison map

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