Crime in Cardiff compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Cardiff was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Cardiff lies between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 123.14
Most Similar Group average 109.69
Lower bound 97.71
Area Crime rate
Derby 80.44
Eastbourne 85.07
Plymouth 86.90
Sheffield 95.89
Northampton 99.98
Lincoln 102.51
Cardiff 103.86
Ipswich 118.38
Preston 118.97
Salford 122.09
Norwich 122.33
Leeds 123.55
Bristol 123.94
Southampton 124.23
Newcastle upon Tyne 137.14

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Cardiff compared with crime in the South Wales force area

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Cardiff was higher than average for the South Wales force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 79.60
Neath & Port Talbot 61.71
Vale of Glamorgan 61.89
Bridgend 64.66
Rhondda Cynon Taff 69.18
Swansea 78.89
Merthyr Tydfil 93.53
Cardiff 103.86

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Cardiff and in the South Wales force area

In the quarter ending March 2018, crime rates were:

  • down in Cardiff
  • down in the South Wales force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date Cardiff Most Similar Group average South Wales Cardiff
March 2015 19.81 15.57 21.22
June 2015 21.92 17.92 23.25
September 2015 21.42 17.45 21.63
December 2015 22.33 17.17 22.81
March 2016 21.78 16.57 21.99
June 2016 23.10 18.70 23.62
September 2016 24.07 18.82 24.09
December 2016 25.01 19.28 25.32
March 2017 25.40 19.10 25.41
June 2017 27.58 20.11 24.87
September 2017 27.95 20.36 26.23
December 2017 27.81 20.64 28.33
March 2018 26.35 18.49 24.43

(Source: ONS)

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