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Significant decrease in crime at pubs and clubs in Cardiff

Pubs and clubs in Cardiff city centre have seen a significant decrease in crime, thanks to a new security initiative.

More than 20 venues have been working with South Wales Police on the Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative (Licensing SAVI) over the last 12 months,

In that time, there has been the following reductions:

  • 30% reduction in sexual assault
  • 30% reduction in assault with Injury
  • 23% reduction in drunk and disorderly

The Home Office backed scheme aims to provide advice and guidance for venues to provide a safe, welcoming, and more secure environment.

It was introduced in Cardiff in April 2023, and it is hoped more licensed venues will now sign-up to Licensing SAVI.

Inspector Justin Hardwick, from South Wales Police, said:“Cardiff has an excellent history of partnership working which has helped ensure that its night-time economy is safe as well as vibrant and welcoming.
“Some of the interventions used in the city centre are considered good practice and have been replicated by other police forces.
“Licensing SAVI is just one of the ways that businesses in the nighttime economy are helping to reduce crime and disorder, and to keep Cardiff safe.”