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South Wales Police 

The average statistics for car crime in south Wales portray it as one of the worst districts in the country; however, like much of Wales, the numbers are distorted due to a combination of a low concentration of car ownership and couple of high crime areas.

The worst area for car crime in south wales by some margin is east Cardiff, with 859 offences recorded per 10,000 cars. Our crime map shows high car crime off Newport Road and around Moorland Park, while Cardiff city centre also shows a number of hotspots, with 600 incidents recorded between 2011-2012.

Central Swansea reported 375 comparative offences, which makes its city centre 37 per cent safer for cars in comparison to Cardiff.

The safest area for car crime in South Wales is the postcode SA9, with 33 offences per 10,000 cars, which encompasses much of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The safest town was Cowbridge, which recorded just 37 comparative car crimes.

Although South Wales Police didn’t supply any data on make or model of the vehicles involved in the region’s car crime, we were able to ascertain that criminal damage accounts for 40 per cent of all offences, while theft from a vehicle made up 47 per cent of all incidents. 

See also: Top 10 Cars Stolen to order / Top 10 Most Stolen Cars / Crime homepage

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Crime map
Crimes by type
Offence type Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
Theft from 125
Criminal Damage 105
Theft of 34
Total 265
Crimes by postcode
Postcode District Offences per 10,000
registered vehicles
CF24 859
CF10 600
SA1 375
CF11 308
CF47 282
CF23 257
CF3 233
CF34 201
CF48 182
SA5 181
CF5 181
SA12 164
CF14 161
CF37 150
SA6 150
SA2 142
CF63 139
SA13 130
CF33 129
CF40 128
CF15 110
CF44 109
SA11 109
CF32 106
SA7 99
CF43 99
CF62 92
CF31 92
CF72 88
CF39 87
SA3 87
SA8 85
SA10 82
CF42 80
CF45 80
CF46 77
CF35 68
SA4 67
CF41 64
CF64 61
CF38 57
CF36 48
CF61 41
CF71 37
SA9 33

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