Crime in Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil is the 40th most dangerous county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Merthyr Tydfil in 2020 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 33 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Merthyr Tydfil's larger towns and cities, Town is the most dangerous, and the second most dangerous is Cyfarthfa.

Crime Map of Merthyr Tydfil

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Merthyr Tydfil Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour2,17336.02
Bicycle Theft170.28
Burglary2043.38
Criminal Damage and Arson5208.62
Drugs2233.70
Other Crime971.61
Other Theft3455.72
Possession of Weapons290.48
Public Order72011.94
Robbery80.13
Shoplifting3866.40
Theft From the Person260.43
Vehicle Crime2694.46
Violence and Sexual Offences1,97832.79

Merthyr Tydfil's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Merthyr Tydfil
Cyfarthfa5457211% safer
Town95612033% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Merthyr Tydfil

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27242036Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.250.350.270.28Safer
Burglary4.7663.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1211109Safer
Drugs4.13.73.43.7Safer
Other Crime2.21.92.01.6Safer
Other Theft9886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.430.500.48Safer
Public Order9101012Getting worse
Robbery0.360.430.480.13Safer
Shoplifting119106Safer
Theft From the Person0.710.810.660.43Safer
Vehicle Crime8874.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31333533Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021