Ogmore Valley Crime Overview

Ogmore Valley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ogmore Valley in 2020 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 5% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ogmore Valley is the 252nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,736th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2019, Ogmore Valley had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2016 was also a bad month for Ogmore Valley residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 1.7 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Ogmore Valley are violence and sexual offences, with 295 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 278 offences and a difference of 2.09 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Ogmore Valley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Ogmore Valley Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Ogmore Valley This Year

 Ogmore ValleyMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26432.4515,50534.567% safer
Bicycle Theft10.121140.25108% safer
Burglary182.211,2522.7926% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson425.163,4807.7650% safer
Drugs40.491,5223.39592% safer
Other Crime151.847361.6411% more dangerous
Other Theft293.562,0354.5428% safer
Public Order10312.664,4169.8422% more dangerous
Robbery20.25720.1636% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.251110.250% safer
Vehicle Crime192.341,2312.7417% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29536.2614,04131.3014% more dangerous

Ogmore Valley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pyle43556.3516% safer
Tonyrefail76559.729% safer
Garw Valley47060.098% safer
Coity Higher57362.244.7% safer
Llantrisant1,00363.342.9% safer
Ogmore Valley53065.15-
Cornelly51167.283.2% more dangerous
Aberaman76275.0613% more dangerous
Maesteg1,33676.0014% more dangerous
Cyfarthfa58076.7315% more dangerous
Aberdare1,17880.1419% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ogmore Valley

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Ogmore Valley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour16181732Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.25-0.250.12Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8875Safer
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft3.
Public Order68713Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.12--0.25Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences28263436Getting worse

Changes In Ogmore Valley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ogmore Valley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ogmore Valley65.15-
Barnet67.713.8% more dangerous
Coventry77.4116% more dangerous
Croydon83.2222% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8124% more dangerous
Bristol86.2124% more dangerous
Leicester97.4433% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8737% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2839% more dangerous
Bradford133.0251% more dangerous
Leeds137.1052% more dangerous

Crime in Ogmore Valley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Nant-y-moel, Ogmore Vale & Blackmill53065First

Crime in Ogmore Valley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ogmore Valley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Ogmore Valley saw a 475% increase in anti-social behaviour. Ogmore Valley saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+22%+137%+171%+185%+150%-20%+83%+142%+60%+475%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%+40%+33%+50%-57%+25%-71%+100%-17%-
Other Crime--33%----+100%---
Other Theft+50%---67%+100%+200%-67%---33%
Public Order+25%+100%+83%+25%+67%+50%+267%+267%+200%+50%
Vehicle Crime-33%----20%-75%--67%-20%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-37%-4%-13%+106%-+121%-18%-28%-14%-37%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ogmore Valley

What police force serves Ogmore Valley?
Ogmore Valley's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Ogmore Valley?
Ogmore Valley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan.
What is Ogmore Valley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ogmore Valley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ogmore Valley?
Ogmore Valley's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021