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Crime and Safety in Laleston

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Laleston is the second safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the third safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Laleston in 2021 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 131% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Laleston is the 114th safest small town, and the 4,722nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Laleston had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2016 was also a bad month for Laleston residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Laleston recorded 1 report of bicycle theft during January 2016, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst for bicycle theft in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Laleston are violence and sexual offences, with 215 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 33% lower than 2020's figure of 286 offences and a difference of 5.34 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Laleston's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Laleston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

144% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

148% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Laleston is 144% lower than Wales and 148% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Laleston Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Laleston 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 Laleston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202131410
202036481
201938506
201831412
201728379
201625327

Crime in Laleston Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Laleston This Year

 LalestonMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16612.4711,81726.34 111% safer
Bicycle Theft20.15940.21 40% safer
Burglary100.751,1992.67 256% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson493.683,3827.54 105% safer
Drugs90.681,3342.97 337% safer
Other Crime70.538381.87 253% safer
Other Theft241.802,0374.54 152% safer
Possession of Weapons10.081700.38 375% safer
Public Order564.215,05311.26 167% safer
Robbery10.08820.18 125% safer
Shoplifting80.601,6383.65 508% safer
Theft From the Person20.151220.27 80% safer
Vehicle Crime261.951,0772.40 23% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21516.1414,93633.29 106% safer

Laleston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pont-y-clun18721.3744% safer
Laleston41030.79-
Pencoed33535.3913% more dangerous
Llanharan33139.4522% more dangerous
Brackla57147.3235% more dangerous
Llantwit Fardre77749.7538% more dangerous
Pyle38549.8838% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Laleston

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Recent Crimes in Laleston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Erw DegUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Roger'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Maes GwairUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Heol-Ty-MaenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oaklands AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Dol Nant DderwenLocal resolution
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Chestnut WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol TrelalesUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vale ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Bron HafodInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol DwynwenUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WildfieldUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Byron AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ton GlasUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near White CairnUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Willesden RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near BrynglasUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Laleston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8132112 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.08--0.15 Getting worse
Burglary1.61.41.10.75 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.24.33.43.7 Safer
Drugs0.981.71.40.68 Safer
Other Crime0.831.01.20.53 Safer
Other Theft2.22.11.81.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.230.150.08 Safer
Public Order3.764.24.2 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.15--0.08 Safer
Shoplifting0.300.450.300.60 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.08-0.080.15 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.61.51.02.0 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences15202116 Getting worse

Changes In Laleston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Laleston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Laleston30.79-
Barnet67.0854% more dangerous
Croydon82.4863% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0566% more dangerous
Bristol90.5266% more dangerous
Coventry102.2470% more dangerous
Leicester111.5972% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0675% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6476% more dangerous
Bradford132.2877% more dangerous
Leeds150.9480% more dangerous

Crime in Laleston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Broadlands43139Second
Cefn-glas & Bryntirion22436Third
Pen-y-fai, Laleston & Merthyr Mawr31257First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+63%+193%+90%+45%-18%-19%+47%+23%+29%+214%
Burglary--+200%-+25%+50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson--+300%-88%+300%-25%-75%--71%+267%
Drugs--60%-+200%--+100%-83%+100%-
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%
Shoplifting----------50%
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 second 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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