Criminal damage includes damage to property, ranging from graffiti and vandalism to arson. It can have similar individual and community impacts to anti-social behaviour.

In line with the reduction in Anti-Social Behaviour incidents, there has also been a decrease of 57% in the number of offences of criminal damage. Cardiff is now ranked third out of the ’Core Cities’, having been mid-table in the previous year. An analysis over time suggests a link between the level of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage offences.