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Crime and Safety in Maesteg

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Maesteg is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Maesteg in 2021 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 1.6% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Maesteg is the 252nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,534th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Maesteg had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for other crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.46 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Maesteg residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Maesteg recorded 14 reports of vehicle crime during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.80 the worst for vehicle crime in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Maesteg are violence and sexual offences, with 553 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 7% lower than 2020's figure of 593 offences and a difference of 2.27 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Maesteg's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Maesteg 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

7% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

9% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Maesteg is 7% lower than Wales and 9% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Maesteg Crime Rate Over Time

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Maesteg Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Maesteg 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 Maesteg

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021701,233
2020761,336
2019781,380
2018751,313
2017761,339
2016701,236

Crime in Maesteg Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Maesteg This Year

 MaestegMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour55031.2911,81726.34 16% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.11940.21 91% safer
Burglary573.241,1992.67 18% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1709.673,3827.54 22% more dangerous
Drugs492.791,3342.97 6% safer
Other Crime261.488381.87 26% safer
Other Theft643.642,0374.54 25% safer
Possession of Weapons40.231700.38 65% safer
Public Order1599.045,05311.26 25% safer
Robbery30.17820.18 6% safer
Shoplifting864.891,6383.65 25% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.231220.27 17% safer
Vehicle Crime563.191,0772.40 25% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences55331.4614,93633.29 6% safer

Maesteg Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Treorchy47461.6314% safer
Porthcawl99261.6614% safer
Tonyrefail79261.8313% safer
Cornelly47162.0113% safer
Ogmore Valley52063.9210% safer
Maesteg1,23370.14-
Llantrisant1,20075.787% more dangerous
Cyfarthfa58777.6610% more dangerous
Coity Higher72478.6411% more dangerous
Aberaman82681.3614% more dangerous
Aberdare1,498101.9131% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Maesteg

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Recent Crimes in Maesteg

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grosvenor TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Michael'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Humphreys TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Talgarth StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bridgend RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Llwynderw AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near OakwoodInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Smith StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oakwood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bangor TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Albert TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tudor EstateInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wesley StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Llwydarth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Maesteg Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22233831 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.510.110.460.11 Safer
Burglary3.94.13.43.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11121310 Safer
Drugs2.02.31.82.8 Getting worse
Other Crime1.72.72.01.5 Safer
Other Theft564.03.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.170.170.23 Safer
Public Order910109 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.460.110.280.17 Safer
Shoplifting564.84.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.230.170.23 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.52.32.63.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33333431 Safer

Changes In Maesteg's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Maesteg's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Maesteg that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Tudor Park-----10.44

Comparing Maesteg to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.084.6% safer
Maesteg70.14-
Croydon82.4815% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0522% more dangerous
Bristol90.5223% more dangerous
Coventry102.2431% more dangerous
Leicester111.5937% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0643% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6446% more dangerous
Bradford132.2847% more dangerous
Leeds150.9454% more dangerous

Crime in Maesteg's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Caerau51973Second
Maesteg East62284First

Crime in Maesteg During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Maesteg change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Maesteg saw a 500% increase in drugs. Maesteg saw a large fall in drugs during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+19%+192%+220%+52%+122%+24%+42%+94%+219%+104%
Burglary+17%-61%-17%+150%-67%-73%+20%-29%+33%+67%
Criminal Damage and Arson+22%+31%-45%-42%-+56%+117%+43%-68%-
Drugs---88%-80%+200%+100%+100%+50%-+500%
Other Crime-75%-71%-75%--33%-+300%+50%-33%-33%
Other Theft-70%-57%+50%-20%-38%-67%-40%-10%+20%-20%
Public Order-48%+117%+21%+89%-46%+31%+17%+14%-33%-40%
Shoplifting-73%-40%-57%-29%-78%+30%-67%+21%+300%+83%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-17%-60%-+100%-50%-57%+300%-60%-40%+300%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-13%+19%+31%+12%+36%-21%+6%-27%+11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Maesteg

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

How dangerous is Maesteg?
Maesteg is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in Mid Glamorgan.

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

What is the least common crime in Maesteg?
Maesteg's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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