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Crime and Safety in Aberaman

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Aberaman is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aberaman in 2021 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aberaman is the 167th most dangerous small town, and the 1,049th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Aberaman had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for criminal damage and arson, with 20 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2019 was also a bad month for Aberaman residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.69 per 1,000 residents. Aberaman recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during July 2018, making its crime rate of 0.30 the worst for theft from the person in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Aberaman are violence and sexual offences, with 453 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 45. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 389 offences and a difference of 6.30 from 2020's crime rate of 38. Aberaman's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Aberaman 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

8% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

6% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Aberaman is 8% higher than Wales and 6% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Aberaman Crime Rate Over Time

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Aberaman Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Aberaman represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Aberaman

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202181826
202075762
201985866
201872734
201771725
201671722

Crime in Aberaman Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Aberaman This Year

 AberamanMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33332.8011,81726.34 20% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.30940.21 30% more dangerous
Burglary141.381,1992.67 93% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson888.673,3827.54 13% more dangerous
Drugs272.661,3342.97 12% safer
Other Crime151.488381.87 26% safer
Other Theft363.552,0374.54 28% safer
Possession of Weapons80.791700.38 52% more dangerous
Public Order15214.975,05311.26 25% more dangerous
Robbery10.10820.18 80% safer
Shoplifting80.791,6383.65 362% safer
Theft From the Person10.101220.27 170% safer
Vehicle Crime201.971,0772.40 22% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45344.6214,93633.29 25% more dangerous

Aberaman Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ogmore Valley52063.9227% safer
Maesteg1,23370.1416% safer
Llantrisant1,20075.787% safer
Cyfarthfa58777.664.8% safer
Coity Higher72478.643.5% safer
Aberaman82681.36-
Aberdare1,498101.9120% more dangerous
Bridgend1,825118.2531% more dangerous
Town991124.3935% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aberaman

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Recent Crimes in Aberaman

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Brynmair CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bronallt TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rhos Nathan WynUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Valley View StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lower StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Richard StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near B4275Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mountain RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Glanrhyd StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Albion StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rhos Nathan WynUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Gasworks RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Byron StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pwllfa RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Milton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wordsworth StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Elm StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Aberaman Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26213233 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.390.100.100.30 Getting worse
Burglary4.562.11.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson911119 Safer
Drugs2.52.53.02.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.41.21.5 Safer
Other Theft683.83.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.300.490.79 Getting worse
Public Order9121115 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.20-0.100.10 Safer
Shoplifting1.61.11.10.79 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.49-0.300.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.03.02.52.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33413845 Getting worse

Changes In Aberaman's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Aberaman to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0821% safer
Aberaman81.36-
Croydon82.481.4% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0510% more dangerous
Bristol90.5210% more dangerous
Coventry102.2420% more dangerous
Leicester111.5927% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0634% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6437% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9446% more dangerous

Crime in Aberaman's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aberaman82681First

Crime in Aberaman During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Aberaman change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Aberaman saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Aberaman saw a large fall in other theft during November, when it fell by 88% compared to November in 2019. Rates of other theft and violence and sexual offences both fell year-on-year for every month during Aberaman's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-57%+61%+96%+25%-15%+93%+188%+400%+100%+280%
Burglary-50%-86%+50%--43%-67%----
Criminal Damage and Arson+29%+100%---13%-18%-79%+30%-50%-50%
Drugs-+67%+67%----+133%-50%-
Other Crime---67%+200%--+100%---
Other Theft-33%--29%-17%-38%-63%-55%-63%-88%-75%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-40%-77%-9%-43%+11%-13%+200%+83%-+29%
Shoplifting--50%-50%-67%------
Vehicle Crime--+200%-33%-+100%--71%-50%-20%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-24%-6%-6%-15%+42%-19%-14%-50%-7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Aberaman

What police force serves Aberaman?
Aberaman's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.

How dangerous is Aberaman?
Aberaman is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Mid Glamorgan.

What is Aberaman's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Aberaman are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Aberaman?
Aberaman's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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