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Crime and Safety in Coity Higher

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Coity Higher 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 Coity Higher in 2021 was 79 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 9% higher than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Coity Higher is the 186th most dangerous small town, and the 1,159th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Coity Higher had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for other crime, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Coity Higher residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Coity Higher recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst for bicycle theft in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Coity Higher are violence and sexual offences, with 381 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 28% higher than 2020's figure of 274 offences and a difference of 11.63 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Coity Higher's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Coity Higher 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

4.6% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

2.8% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Coity Higher is 4.6% higher than Wales and 2.8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Coity Higher Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Coity Higher 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 Coity Higher

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202179724
202062573
201969636
201861564
201758532
201648442

Crime in Coity Higher Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Coity Higher This Year

 Coity HigherMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14615.8611,81726.34 66% safer
Bicycle Theft10.11940.21 91% safer
Burglary141.521,1992.67 76% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson434.673,3827.54 61% safer
Drugs293.151,3342.97 6% more dangerous
Other Crime15216.518381.87 89% more dangerous
Other Theft212.282,0374.54 99% safer
Possession of Weapons30.331700.38 15% safer
Public Order505.435,05311.26 107% safer
Robbery10.11820.18 64% safer
Shoplifting40.431,6383.65 749% safer
Theft From the Person10.111220.27 145% safer
Vehicle Crime242.611,0772.40 8% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences38141.3914,93633.29 20% more dangerous

Coity Higher Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cornelly47162.0127% safer
Ogmore Valley52063.9223% safer
Maesteg1,23370.1412% safer
Llantrisant1,20075.783.8% safer
Cyfarthfa58777.661.3% safer
Coity Higher72478.64-
Aberaman82681.363.3% more dangerous
Aberdare1,498101.9123% more dangerous
Bridgend1,825118.2533% more dangerous
Town991124.3937% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Coity Higher

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Recent Crimes in Coity Higher

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodside AvenueLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Llys TynewyddUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Glen ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Park PrisonAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Litchard HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Springfield GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Heol Hopcyn JohnInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Heol Hopcyn JohnInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Glynbridge GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol Yr EglwysUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak FieldUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Coity RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Garth DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol Yr EglwysUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Celtic ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol-Y-GroesUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park PrisonUnable to prosecute suspect

Coity Higher Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour672216 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.110.330.11 Safer
Burglary2.01.41.81.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.053.34.7 Getting worse
Drugs3.33.363.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1211917 Getting worse
Other Theft3.43.03.82.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.110.330.33 Getting worse
Public Order4.9755 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.11-0.11 Safer
Shoplifting0.220.33-0.43 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.330.220.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.52.33.02.6 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences29353041 Getting worse

Changes In Coity Higher's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Coity Higher to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0817% safer
Coity Higher78.64-
Croydon82.484.7% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0513% more dangerous
Bristol90.5213% more dangerous
Coventry102.2423% more dangerous
Leicester111.5930% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0636% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6439% more dangerous
Bradford132.2841% more dangerous
Leeds150.9448% more dangerous

Crime in Coity Higher's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pen-dre, Litchard & Coity76974First

Crime in Coity Higher During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Coity Higher change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Coity Higher saw a 2,700% increase in anti-social behaviour. Coity Higher saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 89% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+500%+271%+2,700%+64%+75%+267%+300%+125%-17%
Burglary-67%-50%----+300%-+300%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+133%+300%-75%-89%+100%+50%-71%-50%--50%
Drugs-25%+500%+100%+100%--60%-33%-50%+150%+100%
Other Crime-33%--33%-50%-82%-58%-62%-17%+117%+100%
Other Theft--+150%+500%-33%+200%+100%+75%-33%-75%
Public Order-44%+167%-67%-14%+60%--60%-80%+50%-75%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+100%--60%-+50%-67%+250%+300%+200%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%-48%-45%+5%+3%-23%-31%-40%-14%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Coity Higher

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

How dangerous is Coity Higher?
Coity Higher is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan.

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

What is the least common crime in Coity Higher?
Coity Higher's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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