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Crime and Safety in Ogmore Valley

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Ogmore Valley is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the 32nd safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ogmore Valley in 2021 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 11% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ogmore Valley is the 314th most dangerous small town, and the 1,919th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Ogmore Valley had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.49 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 259 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 14% lower than 2020's figure of 295 offences and a difference of 4.42 from 2020's crime rate of 36. Ogmore Valley's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Ogmore Valley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

17% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

20% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ogmore Valley is 17% lower than Wales and 20% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ogmore Valley Crime Rate Over Time

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Ogmore Valley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ogmore Valley 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 Ogmore Valley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202164520
202065530
201962508
201856459
201759476
201654443

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 Behaviour17721.7611,81726.34 21% safer
Bicycle Theft20.25940.21 16% more dangerous
Burglary242.951,1992.67 9% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson8410.333,3827.54 27% more dangerous
Drugs91.111,3342.97 168% safer
Other Crime121.488381.87 26% safer
Other Theft212.582,0374.54 76% safer
Possession of Weapons50.611700.38 38% more dangerous
Public Order9111.195,05311.26 0.63% safer
Robbery10.12820.18 50% safer
Shoplifting20.251,6383.65 1360% safer
Vehicle Crime101.231,0772.40 95% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25931.8414,93633.29 4.6% safer

Ogmore Valley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Garw Valley39650.6326% safer
Treorchy47461.633.7% safer
Porthcawl99261.663.7% safer
Tonyrefail79261.833.4% safer
Cornelly47162.013.1% safer
Ogmore Valley52063.92-
Maesteg1,23370.149% more dangerous
Llantrisant1,20075.7816% more dangerous
Cyfarthfa58777.6618% more dangerous
Coity Higher72478.6419% more dangerous
Aberaman82681.3621% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ogmore Valley

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Recent Crimes in Ogmore Valley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Llewellyn StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol Y DerwUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Theatre/Concert HallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sunset DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dan Y BrynUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Water StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near John StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Corbett StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Ogwy StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hendre AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Dimbath LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Dimbath AvenueFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near North RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near GlynllanUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dan Y BrynInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Caedu RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Commercial StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kenry StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Theatre/Concert HallUnable to prosecute suspect

Ogmore Valley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18173222 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.250.120.25No change
Burglary4.83.32.23.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson87510 Getting worse
Drugs0.861.50.491.1 Safer
Other Crime1.71.21.81.5 Safer
Other Theft4.73.13.62.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.37-0.61 Getting worse
Public Order871311 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.250.12No change
Shoplifting-0.49-0.25 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.53.62.31.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26343632 Getting worse

Changes In Ogmore Valley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ogmore Valley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Ogmore Valley63.92-
Barnet67.084.7% more dangerous
Croydon82.4823% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0529% more dangerous
Bristol90.5229% more dangerous
Coventry102.2437% more dangerous
Leicester111.5943% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0648% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6451% more dangerous
Bradford132.2852% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Ogmore Valley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Nant-y-moel, Ogmore Vale & Blackmill52064First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+22%+137%+171%+185%+150%-20%+83%+142%+60%+475%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary---75%+200%-75%+100%-20%---33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%+40%+33%+50%-57%+25%-71%+100%-17%-
Drugs--------50%--
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 town 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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