A new website providing the latest UK Government crime statistics for Penarth shows that sex offences and violence are now the most common crimes in the town.
The website ( https://tinyurl.com/yd64sbhs ) is updated within 24 hours of the UK Government releasing the crime statistics.
The new website enables Penarth residents to interrogate the statistics and establish where exactly it is in the town that crimes are being committed.
Penarth Town Council is supposed to receive a police and crime report at every one of its six-weekly meetings – but hasn’t received a report from South Wales Police since the end of March.
A South Wales Police officer had been due to attend the June meeting of Penarth Town Council and to provide councillors with an update on the latest crime figures – but in the event no one turned up and no data was provided.
It is acknowledged, however, that there has been a “summer spike” in crime in Penarth .