Garw Valley Crime Overview

Garw Valley is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the 26th safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Garw Valley in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Garw Valley is the 311st most dangerous small town, and the 2,078th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2017, Garw Valley had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Garw Valley are violence and sexual offences, with 233 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 12% lower than 2019's figure of 260 offences and a difference of 3.45 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Garw Valley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Garw Valley Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Garw Valley This Year

 Garw ValleyMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36446.5415,50534.5626% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.131140.2592% safer
Burglary212.691,2522.793.7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson607.673,4807.761.2% safer
Drugs101.281,5223.39165% safer
Other Crime40.517361.64222% safer
Other Theft283.582,0354.5427% safer
Possession of Weapons10.131780.40208% safer
Public Order10012.794,4169.8423% more dangerous
Shoplifting20.261,6233.621292% safer
Vehicle Crime101.281,2312.74114% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23329.7914,04131.305% safer

Garw Valley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brackla59549.3022% safer
Treorchy40052.0116% safer
Porthcawl86954.0111% safer
Pyle43556.357% safer
Tonyrefail76559.720.62% safer
Garw Valley47060.09-
Coity Higher57362.243.5% more dangerous
Llantrisant1,00363.345% more dangerous
Ogmore Valley53065.158% more dangerous
Cornelly51167.2811% more dangerous
Aberaman76275.0620% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Garw Valley

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Garw Valley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour18171747Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.510.260.130.13Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6778Getting worse
Drugs1.31.40.771.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0.130.380.130.13Safer
Public Order691013Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences23283330Getting worse

Changes In Garw Valley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Garw Valley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Garw Valley60.09-
Barnet67.7111% more dangerous
Coventry77.4122% more dangerous
Croydon83.2228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8130% more dangerous
Bristol86.2130% more dangerous
Leicester97.4438% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2844% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1056% more dangerous

Crime in Garw Valley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blaengarw, Pontycymer & Bettws47661First

Crime in Garw Valley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Garw Valley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Garw Valley saw a 800% increase in anti-social behaviour. Garw Valley saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+189%+492%+345%+200%+67%+115%+43%+105%+188%+800%
Criminal Damage and Arson--17%-+175%----+25%-67%
Other Crime---+100%------
Other Theft+200%-80%-50%+50%-33%--+400%--
Public Order-17%+67%-30%-18%+60%+133%+38%+80%+50%-40%
Vehicle Crime-----50%-50%----50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-43%+23%-12%+21%-+13%-31%-22%-21%-17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Garw Valley

What police force serves Garw Valley?
Garw Valley's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Garw Valley?
Garw Valley is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan.
What is Garw Valley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Garw Valley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Garw Valley?
Garw Valley's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021