Crime in Wales – The worst postcodes revealed is a Locks Online exclusive insight on what the worst areas in Wales are for crime, violence and burglary.
Beautiful Wales. Green, peaceful and welcoming. A number one spot for anybody looking for a holiday or getaway, Wales has a great reputation for welcoming anybody of non-welsh heritage into the lovely villages, tucked away in the mountains and hidden on our stunning coast. Locks Online are very lucky to be based in South West Wales, right on the coast!
So why does Wales have a bad reputation for violence, burglary and crime? I have written this due to an article I have seen from https://www.walesonline.co.uk/ and figured it would be great to share some statistics with you all. I am not putting you off the idea of Wales as not all areas fall under the crime hotspots. I just wanted to share some information with you all, preparing you for your visit or stay!
Researching Wales, it shows that crime rates have risen around 17% over the last 4 years. This is Wales alone as the overall UK statistics on crime has actually dropped! It’s safe to say the worst time for crime in Wales was around 20 years ago, when there were around 903,000 incidents reported in 1995. That’s not to say that crime has stopped however, it is much, much lower than before! So what are the worst postcodes to visit in Wales?
Most burglaries tend to happen in and around the Cardiff area. Being the capital city of Wales, Cardiff see’s around 20 million tourists every year. This is just an estimate! So it is easy to see why there is alot of crime in this area alone. Cardiff and the surrounding areas such as Newport have the highest rates for burglary and theft from a person. The main postcodes where these crimes took place regarding burglaries are:
Buxton Close, Newport – NP20 3BN
Gaingc Road, Conwy – LL22 9HY
Queen street, Cardiff CF10 2UD
Mill Lane, Cardiff – CF1 1EZ
Greyfriars Road, Cardiff – CF1 3JL
Again, most of these are Cardiff based so this tells me that maybe this is due to the tourist crowd that come here every year.
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How about anti social crime?
You have probably guessed that due to the amount of tourists that visit Wales every year, anti social behaviour is up there in main areas such as Cardiff, Swansea and most major towns west of here. This is where most people tend to visit. Most anti social behaviour is due to alcohol and mostly falls on sport event days like football and most importantly Rugby! By far the worst place for anti social behaviour in Wales has got to be Wind Street in Swansea. I remember reading something a few months back that said ‘Wind Street in Swansea is voted number 2 in the top ten worst places for a night out in Britain’ Whether this is true or not I am not sure however, I have been on a night out in Swansea myself and witnessed violence, anti social behaviour and reckless drinking. It’s a shame because Swansea can be great for shopping and eating and always seems busy during the day time. It seems that Wind Street really opens its doors for the public more so for evening and night time events. Don’t be put off from visiting Swansea however, just make sure you visit during low peak times!
Worst Postcodes in Swansea for crime:
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Although most of the areas mentioned above are on the coast, crime arises everywhere. One of the main areas is Llandrindod Wells. Such a beautiful little town hidden away in the green mountains, the residence seems to think they can get away with drink driving. This may be because Llandrindod is well hidden and people assume they won’t get caught. This seems to be a hotspot for drink driving. Maybe this is due to lack of Police investigation or general driving around but either way, the people of Llandrindod are getting away with it. The area itself is stunning. It boasts old red brick buildings and mineral spas, there is much to see and do here. If you are going to visit, make sure you don’t drink and drive! Although the locals may be doing this from time to time, it’s not something that should be done, anywhere!
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Overall, crime in Wales has risen 17% over the last 4 years but that’s not to say that Wales is unsafe and the police are not dealing with their issues. Don’t be put off by these facts regarding crime in Wales. There are good and bad spots in every town and village. I am purely picking up on the bad ones here however most areas in the above places are lovely and a must see town! When visiting any place it is important to use your head and stay wise. Research where you are looking to visit before you go there so you know what areas to avoid if need be. If you would like any more information regarding this article, please feel free to contact our team via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or please call us on 01646 698218.