POLICE data from January until May has revealed that anti-social behaviour is the most common crime in Penarth.

Using the data, we looked at the statistics for criminal activity at Penarth’s top 10 main streets and places this year, and top of the pile for crime was Upper Cosmeston Farm, while Beach Road wasn’t far behind.

No crimes have been reported so far this year on Redlands Road or Windsor Road in Penarth according to the data.

On or near Upper Cosmeston Farm

Crimes reported: 14

Every case reported at Upper Cosmeston Farm was an anti-social behaviour case

On or near Beach Road

Crimes reported: 10

Anti-social behaviour: 4

Public order: 2

Vehicle crime: 2

Violence or sexual offence: 1

Possession of weapons: 1

On or near The Esplanade

Crimes reported: 5

Every case reported here was also anti-social behaviour


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On or near Glebe Street

Crimes reported: 5

Anti-social behaviour: 2

Violence or sexual offence: 2

Public order: 1

On or near Albert Road

Crimes reported: 3

Violence or sexual offence: 2

Criminal damage or arson: 1

On or near Plassey Street

Crimes reported: 2

One of the crimes reported was a public disorder offence, while the other was “theft from the person”.

On or near Stanwell Road

Crimes reported: 2

One crime was theft and the other was shoplifting.

On or near Lavernock Road

Crimes reported: 2

One crime was anti-social behaviour and the other was violence or a sexual offence.

On or near Penarth Portway

Crimes reported: 1

The only crime reported was anti-social behaviour.

On or near Cornerswell Road

Crimes reported: 1

The only crime reported was “other theft”.