Bridgend is the second most dangerous small town in Mid Glamorgan, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bridgend in 2021 was 118 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 40% higher than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bridgend is the 45th most dangerous small town, and the 358th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2021, Bridgend had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for drugs, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Bridgend residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Bridgend recorded 9 reports of other theft during January 2021, making its crime rate of 0.58 the worst for other theft in Mid Glamorgan that month.
The most common crimes in Bridgend are violence and sexual offences, with 757 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 642 offences and a difference of 7.45 from 2020's crime rate of 42. Bridgend's least common crime is robbery, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 40% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan
37% higher, regional crime rate
35% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Bridgend is 37% higher than Wales and 35% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Bridgend 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||743||48.14||11,817||26.34||45% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||11||0.71||94||0.21||70% more dangerous|
|Burglary||60||3.89||1,199||2.67||31% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||181||11.73||3,382||7.54||36% more dangerous|
|Drugs||148||9.59||1,334||2.97||69% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||27||1.75||838||1.87||7% safer|
|Other Theft||111||7.19||2,037||4.54||37% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||9||0.58||170||0.38||34% more dangerous|
|Public Order||280||18.14||5,053||11.26||38% more dangerous|
|Robbery||5||0.32||82||0.18||44% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||161||10.43||1,638||3.65||65% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||8||0.52||122||0.27||48% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||67||4.34||1,077||2.40||45% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||757||49.05||14,936||33.29||32% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Burglary||On or near A4061||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Haywain Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Sunnyside Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Greenfields Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Glan-Y-Parc||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bus/Coach Station||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Parking Area||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Preswylfa Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near A4061||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Market Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hoel Llangrallo||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Pen-Y-Banc||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Maes-Y-Felin||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Cheapside||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near A48||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bus/Coach Station||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near A48||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Market Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||36||51||59||48||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.52||0.58||0.65||0.71||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||14||15||13||12||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1.0||0.97||0.91||0.58||Safer|
|Public Order||15||25||18||18||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.71||0.45||0.45||0.32||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.9||1.6||0.91||0.52||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||3.9||3.0||3.4||4.3||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||49||57||42||49||Safer|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Liverpool||123.06||3.9% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||9% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||11% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||22% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bridgend change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Bridgend saw a 500% increase in other crime. Bridgend saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 85% compared to April in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Bridgend's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||+14%||+67%||-31%||-48%||+25%||+13%||-62%||-56%||-19%|
|Possession of Weapons||-75%||-50%||-50%||-||-||-||-||+50%||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||+50%||-||-||-||-||-50%||+50%||-50%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-31%||-51%||-26%||-27%||-24%||-3%||-36%||-35%||-51%||-70%|