Search...

Crime and Safety in Bridgend

Page highlights:

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.

Bridgend 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

37% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

35% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bridgend is 37% higher than Wales and 35% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bridgend Crime Rate Over Time

>
Bridgend
Wales
England, Wales & NI

Bridgend Crime Map

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

Use Crime Map

Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.

Tap to view map
Incident key:
 
Low
 
Medium
 
High
Design element, blobs on the top Design element, blobs on the bottom

Monthly
Crime Reports

Set up monthly updates on crime & public safety issues. We never spam.

Area
All of the UK
Bridgend
Frequency
Monthly
ASAP
Type
Local Resident
Investor
Other

Historical Crime Rates for Bridgend

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211181,825
20201211,861
20191532,363
20181412,174
20171352,080
20161271,967

Crime in Bridgend Compared To Mid Glamorgan

Are you researching this topic for an article or project?

We're available to answer questions about crime data and can supply custom data to support your work.

Questions & Requests

Email us directly

[email protected]

Summary of Crimes in Bridgend This Year

 BridgendMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour74348.1411,81726.34 45% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft110.71940.21 70% more dangerous
Burglary603.891,1992.67 31% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson18111.733,3827.54 36% more dangerous
Drugs1489.591,3342.97 69% more dangerous
Other Crime271.758381.87 7% safer
Other Theft1117.192,0374.54 37% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.581700.38 34% more dangerous
Public Order28018.145,05311.26 38% more dangerous
Robbery50.32820.18 44% more dangerous
Shoplifting16110.431,6383.65 65% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.521220.27 48% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime674.341,0772.40 45% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences75749.0514,93633.29 32% more dangerous

Bridgend Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llantrisant1,20075.7856% safer
Cyfarthfa58777.6652% safer
Coity Higher72478.6450% safer
Aberaman82681.3645% safer
Aberdare1,498101.9116% safer
Bridgend1,825118.25-
Town991124.394.9% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bridgend

View crime percentage over time for

Recent Crimes in Bridgend

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near A4061Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Haywain CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Sunnyside RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenfields AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glan-Y-ParcInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bus/Coach StationLocal resolution
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Preswylfa CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A4061Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Market StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hoel LlangralloUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pen-Y-BancInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Maes-Y-FelinInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near CheapsideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near A48Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bus/Coach StationFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near A48Unable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bridgend Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36515948 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.520.580.650.71 Getting worse
Burglary854.73.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14151312 Safer
Drugs8121310 Getting worse
Other Crime2.11.92.11.8 Safer
Other Theft131187 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.00.970.910.58 Safer
Public Order15251818 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.710.450.450.32 Safer
Shoplifting24181410 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.91.60.910.52 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.93.03.44.3 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences49574249 Safer

Changes In Bridgend's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bridgend to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0876% safer
Croydon82.4843% safer
Sheffield90.0531% safer
Bristol90.5231% safer
Coventry102.2416% safer
Leicester111.596% safer
Bridgend118.25-
Liverpool123.063.9% more dangerous
Birmingham129.649% more dangerous
Bradford132.2811% more dangerous
Leeds150.9422% more dangerous

Crime in Bridgend's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Central Bridgend1,361160First

Crime in Bridgend During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-30%+78%+85%+70%+51%-21%-10%-36%+32%+21%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-------
Burglary-57%+33%-+67%+80%-77%+267%-73%-22%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+14%+67%-31%-48%+25%+13%-62%-56%-19%
Drugs-33%-33%-29%+22%+145%+64%+36%+19%-14%-39%
Other Crime-75%-50%-+200%-67%-+500%+50%+100%-33%
Other Theft-47%-33%-42%+8%+10%+29%-83%-31%--84%
Possession of Weapons-75%-50%-50%----+50%--
Public Order-22%-17%-45%--6%+20%-53%-76%-23%-67%
Robbery---+200%------
Shoplifting-26%-85%-35%-10%+15%-30%-16%-63%-67%-50%
Theft From the Person-+50%-----50%+50%-50%-
Vehicle Crime-70%-25%-+200%+25%-33%-25%+50%+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-31%-51%-26%-27%-24%-3%-36%-35%-51%-70%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bridgend

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

How dangerous is Bridgend?
Bridgend is the second most dangerous small town in Mid Glamorgan.

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

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

Search icon

Search by area