Cardiff is actually one of the safest places for students to live – one in twenty students will be a victim of crime while studying in the city, compared to the national average of one in three. However you can’t take the attitude ‘it wont happen to me’ please don’t compromise your safety and security, follow the home safety and vehicle and personal safety pages linked below and stay safe.
South Wales Student Initiative, students sometimes think that the police don’t care about crime committed against students, especially burglary and petty theft. The Student Initiative has been designed to create a safer and stronger community in Cardiff as well as allow a stronger link between students and South Wales Police. The initiative is run by students for students; we provide a valuable link between you and the police, making sure that all crime is reported, dealt with and you feel at your safest. Visit the SW Student Initiative page via the below link to find out who they are and how they can be contacted.
You can also download a Student Housing leaflet produced by the Police for advice on ensuring the property you are looking at is secure, check out the poster advertising www.immobilise.com if you register your property (free) and it is stolen this company will help retrieve it, the community safety department leaflet gives advice for tenants on safety, have fun stay safe leaflet and a safety advice leaflet are general safety downloads.
Download our Going Home for the Holidays safety leaflet
You can also download the NEW Be Safe Leaflet by clicking here