Data shows parts of Cardiff where most crimes are committed

The parts of Cardiff where the most crimes are committed have been revealed.

Police forces across the UK publish data showing the numbers and types of crimes reported in each area – including South Wales Police.

According to this data, which covers between March 2020 to March 2021, there were 54,432 crimes reported in Cardiff. Of this, 4,531 occurred in March this year, the most recently available data.

These crimes range from anti-social behaviour and theft to violence and sexual offences.

In March 2021, Cathays, the area which covers the whole city centre, had the most offences with 692 crimes.

The most frequently reported offence there was anti-social behaviour, with 420 offences in the month.

In the same period, Pentyrch had the least offences, with just 11 offences.

We’ve listed the numbers of offences for each part of the city for March 2021 below, as well as the three most commonly reported offences:

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Cathays (including the city centre)

Cathays, Cardif
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692 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 420

Violence and sexual offences – 65

Shoplifting – 44

Plasnewydd

284 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 146

Violence and sexual offences – 43

Criminal damage and arson – 25

Splott

222 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 89

Violence and sexual offences – 38

Public order – 22

Riverside

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230 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 86

Violence and sexual offences – 37

Criminal damage and arson – 18

Butetown

view of Lloyd George Avenue towards Cardiff city centre from the top of the silver mirrored tower, Cardiff bay.
(Image: Rob Browne)

308 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 97

Violence and sexual offences – 67

Public order – 35

Grangetown

Grangetown has a high rate of anti-social behaviour according to figures.
(Image: Matthew Horwood / Media Wales)

320 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 97

Violence and sexual offences – 52

Vehicle crime – 37

Adamsdown

244 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 71

Violence and sexual offences – 53

Public order – 30

Ely

200 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 89

Violence and sexual offences – 59

Criminal damage and arson – 16

Penylan

Ty Draw Road, Cardiff
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131 crimes

Anti-social behaviour -42

Violence and sexual offences – 21

Shoplifting – 17

Canton

136 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 44

Violence and sexual offences – 22

Burglary – 15

Fairwater

(Image: Jaggery/Creative Commons)

164 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 65

Violence and sexual offences – 48

Criminal damage and arson – 18

Trowbridge/St Mellons

242 crimes

Anti-social behaviour: 102

Violence and sexual offences: 70

Criminal damage and arson: 22

Caerau

180 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 69

Violence and sexual offences – 38

Criminal damage and arson – 19

Pentwyn

155 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 54

Violence and sexual offences – 44

Criminal damage and arson – 16

Llanrumney

136 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 45

Violence and sexual offences – 33

Criminal damage and arson – 16

Rumney

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63 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 24

Violence and sexual offences – 22

Criminal damage and arson – 95

Gabalfa

69 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 35

Criminal damage and arson – 98

Violence and sexual offences – 96

Whitchurch and Tongwynlais

115 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 35

Violence and sexual offences – 28

Burglary – 14

Heath

87 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 38

Violence and sexual offences – 17

Vehicle crime – 7

Llanishen

106 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 37

Violence and sexual offences – 36

Public order – 98

Llandaff North

97 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 49

Violence and sexual offences – 18

Criminal damage and arson – 7

Llandaff

Llandaff High Street
(Image: Richard Swingler)

56 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 18

Violence and sexual offences – 98

Criminal damage and arson – 97

Pontprennau and Old St Mellons

85 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 32

Violence and sexual offences – 23

Public order – 9

Cyncoed

75 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 36

Violence and sexual offences – 16

Public order – 9

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Radyr

31 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 15

Violence and sexual offences – 96

Public order – 95

Rhiwbina

Rhiwbina, Cardiff
Rhiwbina, Cardiff
(Image: Peter Bolter)

32 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 10

Violence and sexual offences – 4

Burglary – 3

Creigiau and St Fagans

43 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 25

Violence and sexual offences – 9

Public order – 5

Pentyrch

11 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 5

Public order – 2

Bicycle theft – 1

Lisvane

Lisvane, Cardiff
(Image: Peter Bolter)

14 crimes

Anti-social behaviour – 5

Violence and sexual offences – 4

Criminal damage and arson – 1

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