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Cardiff crime stats

The overall crime rate in Cardiff city is 122.5 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 13.4k crimes were violent crimes which is 29.4% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 102% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 40.6% over the last twelve months.The category of "bicycle theft crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Bicycle theft crime" rate is at 331% of national crime rate which puts Cardiff on 4. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Bicycle theft crime" makes up 3.0% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "bicycle theft crime" is 1.4k cases and has increased by 6.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Cardiff crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime29.4%24. lowest102%13.4k5.8%
Antisocial behaviour crime14.5%51. highest110%6.6k11.2%
Shoplifting crime11.8%17. highest193%5.4k40.6%
Public order crime10.2%25. highest165%4.7k7.1%
Criminal damage and arson crime8.5%39. highest134%3.9k-4.2%
Vehicle crime7.3%23. highest142%3.3k-2.4%
Other theft crime6.4%39. lowest98%2.9k0.1%
Burglary crime3.3%39. lowest92%1.5k-9.5%
Bicycle theft crime3.0%4. highest331%1.4k6.3%
Drugs crime2.0%23. lowest90%927-20.8%
Other crime1.3%23. lowest87%5996.4%
Theft from the person crime1.0%32. highest52%435-7.1%
Possession of weapons crime0.7%17. lowest93%320-0.6%
Robbery crime0.5%17. lowest49%238-4.8%
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 city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Cardiff crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticCardiff city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour17.816.1
Bicycle theft3.71.1
Criminal damage and arson10.57.8
Other crime1.61.9
Other theft7.98.0
Possession of weapons0.90.9
Public order12.57.6
Theft from the person1.22.2
Vehicle crime9.06.3
Violent crime36.035.4

Cardiff crime rate comparison map

Cardiff crime rate comparison map

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