Laleston Crime Overview

Laleston is the third safest small town in Mid Glamorgan, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Laleston in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 90% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Laleston is the 187th safest small town, and the 5,156th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2018, Laleston was the worst small town in Mid Glamorgan for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2016 was also a bad month for Laleston residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Laleston are violence and sexual offences, with 286 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 262 offences and a difference of 1.81 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Laleston's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Laleston Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Laleston This Year

 LalestonMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27820.8815,50534.5666% safer
Burglary151.131,2522.79147% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson453.383,4807.76130% safer
Drugs181.351,5223.39151% safer
Other Crime161.207361.6437% safer
Other Theft241.802,0354.54152% safer
Possession of Weapons20.151780.40167% safer
Public Order564.214,4169.84134% safer
Shoplifting40.301,6233.621107% safer
Theft From the Person10.081110.25212% safer
Vehicle Crime141.051,2312.74161% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28621.4814,04131.3046% safer

Laleston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pont-y-clun20323.2056% safer
Pencoed33835.711.1% safer
Llanharan34841.4713% more dangerous
Llantwit Fardre70244.9520% more dangerous
Brackla59549.3027% more dangerous
Treorchy40052.0131% more dangerous
Porthcawl86954.0133% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Laleston

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Laleston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1481321Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3.
Drugs0.980.981.71.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.831.01.2Getting worse
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0.080.380.230.15Safer
Public Order3.13.764.2Getting worse
Shoplifting0.150.300.450.30No change
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.08-0.08No change
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences14152021Getting worse

Changes In Laleston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Laleston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7147% more dangerous
Coventry77.4153% more dangerous
Croydon83.2257% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2866% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Laleston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cefn-glas & Bryntirion22736Third
Pen-y-fai, Laleston & Merthyr Mawr33561First

Crime in Laleston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Laleston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Laleston saw a 300% increase in criminal damage and arson. Laleston saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+63%+193%+90%+45%-18%-19%+47%+23%+29%+214%
Criminal Damage and Arson--+300%-88%+300%-25%-75%--71%+267%
Other Crime-------+100%+200%-
Other Theft-75%-50%--75%+150%--+50%-50%+150%
Possession of Weapons---------50%-
Public Order-71%-67%+167%-40%-67%-88%+80%+60%-13%-56%
Vehicle Crime-75%-+100%-67%---50%-+300%-
Violence and Sexual Offences--17%-29%+46%-12%-22%-7%+7%+68%+33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Laleston

What police force serves Laleston?
Laleston's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Laleston?
Laleston is the third safest small town in Mid Glamorgan.
What is Laleston's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Laleston are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Laleston?
Laleston's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021