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Crime and Safety in Brackla

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Brackla is among the top 5 safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brackla in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 51% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brackla is the 303rd safest small town, and the 3,620th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Brackla had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Brackla residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Brackla recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during December 2019, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst for bicycle theft in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Brackla are violence and sexual offences, with 281 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 4.3% lower than 2020's figure of 293 offences and a difference of 1.00 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Brackla's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Brackla 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

59% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

62% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brackla is 59% lower than Wales and 62% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brackla Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Brackla 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 Brackla

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202147571
202049595
201951620
201843524
201741500
201636438

Crime in Brackla Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Brackla This Year

 BracklaMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20016.5711,81726.34 59% safer
Bicycle Theft50.41940.21 49% more dangerous
Burglary262.151,1992.67 24% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson584.813,3827.54 57% safer
Drugs151.241,3342.97 140% safer
Other Crime211.748381.87 7% safer
Other Theft272.242,0374.54 103% safer
Possession of Weapons30.251700.38 52% safer
Public Order937.715,05311.26 46% safer
Shoplifting181.491,6383.65 145% safer
Theft From the Person20.171220.27 59% safer
Vehicle Crime221.821,0772.40 32% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28123.2814,93633.29 43% safer

Brackla Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pont-y-clun18721.37121% safer
Laleston41030.7954% safer
Pencoed33535.3934% safer
Llanharan33139.4520% safer
Brackla57147.32-
Llantwit Fardre77749.754.9% more dangerous
Pyle38549.885% more dangerous
Garw Valley39650.637% more dangerous
Treorchy47461.6323% more dangerous
Porthcawl99261.6623% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brackla

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Recent Crimes in Brackla

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hazel Tree WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Caradog CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Whitethorn DriveFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pen OnnenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near CanolfanInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Badgers BrookInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near CanolfanUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rhiw TremaenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near CanolfanInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Heol BrynglasInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near CanolfanLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rhiw TremaenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Dan-Y-Coed RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maple DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whitethorn DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Ty Gwyn DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Tremains CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The HolliesUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near CanolfanInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GlasfrynUnable to prosecute suspect

Brackla Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14102617 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.080.330.330.41 Getting worse
Burglary1.61.71.22.2 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3.23.954.8 Getting worse
Drugs0.911.82.11.2 Safer
Other Crime1.21.20.911.7 Getting worse
Other Theft3.83.32.42.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.170.330.25 Safer
Public Order5688 Getting worse
Shoplifting63.42.51.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.33-0.250.17 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.62.11.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19272423 Getting worse

Changes In Brackla's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Brackla to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Brackla47.32-
Barnet67.0829% more dangerous
Croydon82.4843% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0547% more dangerous
Bristol90.5248% more dangerous
Coventry102.2454% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6463% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+89%+450%+160%+94%+222%+26%+200%+143%+183%+200%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+100%+400%------50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-83%-20%-57%-25%+50%+260%+350%--+100%
Drugs---67%-50%+300%-67%--+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%
Shoplifting-17%--80%--86%-75%----
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 5 safest small town 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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