Source Information Cardiff, Wales, Index to Police Constabulary Registers, 1904-1920 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2021.
Original data: Cardiff Borough Police Force Fingerprint and Photographic Registers. Cardiff, Wales: Glamorgan Archives.

About Cardiff, Wales, Index to Police Constabulary Registers, 1904-1920

Historical Context

This collection comprises indexes to police constabulary files of criminals in the area of Cardiff, Wales.

For centuries, law enforcement in Welsh towns and parishes was left to local constables and watchmen. The 1835 Municipal Corporations Act provided for the creation of police forces on a local level and in 1836, police forces were set up in the boroughs of Cardiff, Neath and Swansea.

This Collection

This collection is made up of indexes to constabulary fingerprint and photographic registers of criminals. Details available vary but users may find:

  • Name
  • Reference number
  • Crime
  • Date taken into custody
  • Verdict
  • Alias names
  • Date of trial