Cyfarthfa Crime Overview

Cyfarthfa is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the 21st most dangerous overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cyfarthfa in 2020 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 10% higher than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cyfarthfa is the 144th most dangerous small town, and the 1,114th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2018, Cyfarthfa had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for drugs, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2018 was also a bad month for Cyfarthfa residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.40 per 1,000 residents. Cyfarthfa recorded 2 reports of robbery during July 2017, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst for robbery in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Cyfarthfa are violence and sexual offences, with 224 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 10% lower than 2019's figure of 246 offences and a difference of 2.91 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Cyfarthfa's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Summary of Crimes in Cyfarthfa This Year

 CyfarthfaMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28237.3115,50534.567% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.261140.253.8% more dangerous
Burglary202.651,2522.795% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson638.333,4807.767% more dangerous
Drugs8210.851,5223.3969% more dangerous
Other Crime131.727361.644.7% more dangerous
Other Theft415.422,0354.5416% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.661780.4039% more dangerous
Public Order9312.304,4169.8420% more dangerous
Robbery20.26720.1638% more dangerous
Shoplifting60.791,6233.62358% safer
Vehicle Crime293.841,2312.7429% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences22429.6314,04131.306% safer

Crime in Cyfarthfa Compared To Mid Glamorgan

Cyfarthfa Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llantrisant1,00363.3421% safer
Ogmore Valley53065.1518% safer
Cornelly51167.2814% safer
Aberaman76275.062.2% safer
Maesteg1,33676.000.96% safer
Cyfarthfa58076.73-
Aberdare1,17880.144.3% more dangerous
Bridgend1,861120.5936% more dangerous
Town1,016127.5340% more dangerous

Cyfarthfa Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26262037Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.260.130.26Getting worse
Burglary3.73.62.62.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11798Safer
Drugs1514911Safer
Other Crime2.51.81.61.7Safer
Other Theft7655Safer
Possession of Weapons1.21.50.790.66Safer
Public Order910712Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.260.400.26Safer
Shoplifting0.263.480.79Safer
Vehicle Crime653.03.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25333330Safer

Changes In Cyfarthfa's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Cyfarthfa to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7113% safer
Cyfarthfa76.73-
Coventry77.410.88% more dangerous
Croydon83.228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8111% more dangerous
Bristol86.2111% more dangerous
Leicester97.4421% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8725% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2828% more dangerous
Bradford133.0242% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% 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 5 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021