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.
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Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan
7% lower, regional crime rate
9% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Maesteg is 7% lower than Wales and 9% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||550||31.29||11,817||26.34||16% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||2||0.11||94||0.21||91% safer|
|Burglary||57||3.24||1,199||2.67||18% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||170||9.67||3,382||7.54||22% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||26||1.48||838||1.87||26% safer|
|Other Theft||64||3.64||2,037||4.54||25% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||4||0.23||170||0.38||65% safer|
|Public Order||159||9.04||5,053||11.26||25% safer|
|Shoplifting||86||4.89||1,638||3.65||25% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||4||0.23||122||0.27||17% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||56||3.19||1,077||2.40||25% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||553||31.46||14,936||33.29||6% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Ogmore Valley||520||63.92||10% safer|
|Llantrisant||1,200||75.78||7% more dangerous|
|Cyfarthfa||587||77.66||10% more dangerous|
|Coity Higher||724||78.64||11% more dangerous|
|Aberaman||826||81.36||14% more dangerous|
|Aberdare||1,498||101.91||31% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Grosvenor Terrace||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near St Michael'S Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Humphreys Terrace||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Talgarth Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Bridgend Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Llwynderw Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Oakwood||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Smith Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Oakwood Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bangor Terrace||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Albert Terrace||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Tudor Estate||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Wesley Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Llwydarth Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||22||23||38||31||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||12||13||10||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.17||0.17||0.17||0.23||Safer|
|Public Order||9||10||10||9||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.46||0.11||0.28||0.17||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.11||0.23||0.17||0.23||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||33||33||34||31||Safer|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||82.48||15% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||22% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||23% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||31% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||37% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||43% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||46% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||47% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||54% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+22%||+31%||-45%||-42%||-||+56%||+117%||+43%||-68%||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-13%||-13%||+19%||+31%||+12%||+36%||-21%||+6%||-27%||+11%|