Aberystwyth is officially safer than Cardiff for students
Our crime rate is less than two per cent versus 5.2 per cent at Cardiff
Almost two per cent of students at Aberystwyth University will be victim of violent and sexual crime according to new statistics. However, it could be worse – it’s 5.2 per cent at Cardiff
The Complete University Guide took the number of crimes reported from July 2015 to June 2016 per one thousand residents within student areas. These crimes include burglary, robbery and violence and sexual offences. They found that the Aberystwyth University had a total score of two per cent for all crimes reported. Over one per cent of people are likely to be a victim of violence and sexual offences, whilst burglary and robbery rates are 0.5 per cent.
These statistics are based on all residents and not just students, the results are taken within wards or electoral divisions weighted by student population.