One in 25 Cardiff students will be a victim of crime

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One in 25 students at Cardiff University will be victim of violent and sexual crime according to new statistics.

 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 Cardiff University had a total score of five per cent for all crimes reported.


Four per cent of people are likely to be a victim of violence and sexual offences, whilst burglary and robbery rates are at one per cent.

Cardiff students are one per cent more likely to be a victim of total crime and violence and sexual offences than Cardiff Met students. In May this year, Cardiff police increased their patrols of the city following an increasing number of sexual assaults.

These statistics are based on all residents and not just students, the results are taken within wards or electoral divisions weighted by student population.