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Crime and Safety in Cyfarthfa

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Cyfarthfa is among the top 10 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 Cyfarthfa in 2021 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 8% higher than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cyfarthfa is the 190th most dangerous small town, and the 1,198th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Cyfarthfa had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for vehicle crime, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Cyfarthfa residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Cyfarthfa recorded 13 reports of drugs during February 2018, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst for drugs in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Cyfarthfa are violence and sexual offences, with 215 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 4.2% lower than 2020's figure of 224 offences and a difference of 1.19 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Cyfarthfa's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Cyfarthfa 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

3.3% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

1.6% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cyfarthfa is 3.3% higher than Wales and 1.6% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cyfarthfa Crime Rate Over Time

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Cyfarthfa Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cyfarthfa 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 Cyfarthfa

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202178587
202077580
201980601
201886650
201782618
201677583

Crime in Cyfarthfa Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Cyfarthfa This Year

 CyfarthfaMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25133.2111,81726.34 21% more dangerous
Burglary162.121,1992.67 26% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson709.263,3827.54 19% more dangerous
Drugs678.861,3342.97 66% more dangerous
Other Crime182.388381.87 21% more dangerous
Other Theft405.292,0374.54 14% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.401700.38 5% more dangerous
Public Order11515.215,05311.26 26% more dangerous
Shoplifting40.531,6383.65 589% safer
Theft From the Person20.261220.27 3.8% safer
Vehicle Crime374.891,0772.40 51% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences21528.4414,93633.29 17% safer

Cyfarthfa Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Tonyrefail79261.8326% safer
Cornelly47162.0125% safer
Ogmore Valley52063.9221% safer
Maesteg1,23370.1411% safer
Llantrisant1,20075.782.5% safer
Cyfarthfa58777.66-
Coity Higher72478.641.2% more dangerous
Aberaman82681.364.5% more dangerous
Aberdare1,498101.9124% more dangerous
Bridgend1,825118.2534% more dangerous
Town991124.3938% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cyfarthfa

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Recent Crimes in Cyfarthfa

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Tai Mawr RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Heol Bryn SeluUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Clos CribynOffender given a drugs possession warning
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lansbury RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Erw LasUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Erw LasOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Erw LasOffender given penalty notice
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Heol Bryn ManInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol NantgauUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Harlech DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Heol Llwyn BrainInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Cae'R WernUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tai Mawr RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Cyfarthfa Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26203733 Getting worse
Burglary3.62.62.62.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7989 Getting worse
Drugs149119 Safer
Other Crime1.81.61.72.4 Getting worse
Other Theft6555 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.50.790.660.40 Safer
Public Order1071215 Getting worse
Shoplifting3.480.790.53 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.26-0.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime53.03.84.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33333028 Safer

Changes In Cyfarthfa's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cyfarthfa to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0816% safer
Cyfarthfa77.66-
Croydon82.486% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0514% more dangerous
Bristol90.5214% more dangerous
Coventry102.2424% more dangerous
Leicester111.5930% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0637% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6440% more dangerous
Bradford132.2841% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Cyfarthfa During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cyfarthfa change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Cyfarthfa saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Cyfarthfa saw a large fall in shoplifting during September, when it fell by 86% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-57%+309%+900%+100%-45%+26%+19%+82%+214%+267%
Burglary-50%--+100%-80%-50%-+50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%+25%+67%--25%-22%-75%-17%+20%-83%
Drugs-71%-+14%-45%+367%+71%+700%-50%+17%+50%
Other Crime+200%-67%-------67%-
Other Theft-67%--33%-63%-40%+33%+133%-50%+200%-
Possession of Weapons------+100%---
Public Order+200%+167%+40%-60%-33%-27%+175%+100%+50%+25%
Shoplifting-----67%--86%---
Vehicle Crime-+100%+100%-33%+100%--25%--83%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-26%--53%+5%+40%-21%+20%+14%-13%-29%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cyfarthfa

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

How dangerous is Cyfarthfa?
Cyfarthfa is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan.

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

What is the least common crime in Cyfarthfa?
Cyfarthfa's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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