Police Crime Statisitcs
Date Published: 19/04/2012
The latest Home Office crime figures show the streets of
Cardiff are staying safe, with a 4 per cent drop in crime across the region.
Crime figures for the 12-month period up to December 2011, released by the Home Office today (Thursday, April 19) reveal that crime overall in
Eastern BCU has fallen compared to the year before.
This is equivalent to
1,442 less victims of crime or 27 fewer crimes every week.
There have been notable reductions in key areas such as violent and vehicle crime.
All auto crime fell by 11 per cent (473 fewer victims)
There has been a
5.4 per cent reduction in violence, the equivalent of 361 fewer victims
Criminal damage reduced by 16%, with 1012 fewer offences
Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Alun Thomas said: “This is very good news for the people of
Cardiff and the thousands of people who visit the city every day.
“There have been significant decreases in offences that greatly impact on qualify of life such as being assaulted, having your car stolen or broken into or your property damaged.
“These figures demonstrate the hard work and dedication of all our staff, but also the role of our partners, the voluntary sector, and our communities, who have a strong influence on the reduction of crime in
Despite the continued reduction in crime, the BCU is committed to further reducing crime particularly burglary which has remained relatively stable with two more properties being burgled during this period compared to the year before (1863 compared to 1861).
Burglary continues to be very high on our operational agenda in the weeks and months ahead.
An operation is currently on-going in Roath and Cathays, areas which
tend to have higher rates of burglary than other areas of the city primarily because of the amount of multi-occupancy properties,
Undercover officers are patrolling the back lanes and work is on-going with landlords and letting agents to prevent offences.
This follows a successful day of action last month to tackle burglary when 15 properties were searched and 10 people were arrested.
Chief Supt Thomas added: “We realise that statistics are not everything, and while we continue to work hard to reduce crime, our biggest challenge now is to make people feel safe.
"We must thank the public for this current level of performance because without their help our job is impossible and the information we receive from our communities is what makes a difference.”
Anyone with information about crime in their community should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.