Brackla Crime Overview

Brackla is among the top 10 safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brackla in 2020 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 39% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brackla is the 391st safest small town, and the 3,136th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Brackla had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2019 was also a bad month for Brackla residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Brackla are violence and sexual offences, with 293 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 9% lower than 2019's figure of 320 offences and a difference of 2.24 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Brackla's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Brackla Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Brackla This Year

 BracklaMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31325.9415,50534.5633% safer
Bicycle Theft40.331140.2524% more dangerous
Burglary151.241,2522.79125% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson625.143,4807.7651% safer
Drugs252.071,5223.3964% safer
Other Crime110.917361.6480% safer
Other Theft292.402,0354.5489% safer
Possession of Weapons40.331780.4021% safer
Public Order927.624,4169.8429% safer
Robbery20.17720.166% more dangerous
Shoplifting302.491,6233.6245% safer
Theft From the Person30.251110.250% safer
Vehicle Crime252.071,2312.7432% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29324.2814,04131.3029% safer

Brackla Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pont-y-clun20323.20112% safer
Pencoed33835.7138% safer
Laleston48136.1236% safer
Llanharan34841.4719% safer
Llantwit Fardre70244.9510% safer
Treorchy40052.015% more dangerous
Porthcawl86954.019% more dangerous
Pyle43556.3513% more dangerous
Tonyrefail76559.7217% more dangerous
Garw Valley47060.0918% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brackla

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Brackla Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour12141026Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.080.080.330.33Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.43.23.95Getting worse
Drugs2.30.911.82.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.831.21.20.91Safer
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons-0.410.170.33Getting worse
Public Order4.4568Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.080.25-0.17Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.33-0.25No change
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences20192724Getting worse

Changes In Brackla's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brackla to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7127% more dangerous
Coventry77.4136% more dangerous
Croydon83.2241% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8143% more dangerous
Bristol86.2143% more dangerous
Leicester97.4449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8752% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2854% more dangerous
Bradford133.0263% more dangerous
Leeds137.1064% more dangerous

Crime in Brackla's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Brackla West35455First

Crime in Brackla During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brackla change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Brackla saw a 450% increase in anti-social behaviour. Brackla saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 86% compared to July in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+89%+450%+160%+94%+222%+26%+200%+143%+183%+200%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-83%-20%-57%-25%+50%+260%+350%--+100%
Other Crime----75%--50%---50%-
Other Theft--80%--80%-+25%-+50%--50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-14%-14%-10%+13%-10%+71%+180%+33%-+50%
Vehicle Crime--83%--60%-50%-50%-+100%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-38%-45%-10%+18%+3%+100%-29%-19%+26%-14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brackla

What police force serves Brackla?
Brackla's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Brackla?
Brackla is among the top 10 safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan.
What is Brackla's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brackla are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Brackla?
Brackla's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021