Wales crime stats

December 2023

Most crimes, 118k crimes were violent crimes which is 38.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 109% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 36.1% over the last twelve months.Wales crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (9 regions)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →38.2%5. highest109%118k-4.7%
Antisocial behaviour crime →17.6%3. highest114%54.2k-1.3%
Public order crime →10.9%2. highest134%33.5k-13.4%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.5%3. lowest95%23.1k-5.7%
Shoplifting crime →7.0%4. lowest107%21.7k36.1%
Other theft crime →6.2%2. lowest77%19.0k1.7%
Vehicle crime →3.6%2. lowest57%11.1k5.2%
Burglary crime →2.6%2. lowest62%8.1k-12.9%
Drugs crime →2.4%3. lowest87%7.2k-2.5%
Other crime →1.8%4. lowest102%5.7k2.9%
Bicycle theft crime →0.8%3. lowest73%2.5k4.0%
Possession of weapons crime →0.6%3. lowest71%1.9k17.6%
Theft from the person crime →0.5%2. lowest25%1.5k-6.4%
Robbery crime →0.3%1. lowest26%1.0k-2.4%
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 134% 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 10.9% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "public order crime" is 33.5k cases and has decreased by 13.4% when compared year-over-year in the period of November 2022 - October 2023.

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