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Crime and Safety in Pencoed

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Pencoed is the third safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pencoed in 2021 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 101% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pencoed is the 139th safest small town, and the 5,560th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2019, Pencoed had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2015 was also a bad month for Pencoed residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.63 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Pencoed are violence and sexual offences, with 159 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 138 offences and a difference of 2.22 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Pencoed's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Pencoed 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

112% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

116% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pencoed is 112% lower than Wales and 116% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pencoed Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Pencoed 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 Pencoed

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202135335
202036338
201948454
201840380
201742396
201638356

Crime in Pencoed Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Pencoed This Year

 PencoedMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13414.1611,81726.34 86% safer
Bicycle Theft20.21940.210% safer
Burglary101.061,1992.67 152% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson394.123,3827.54 83% safer
Drugs40.421,3342.97 607% safer
Other Crime101.068381.87 76% safer
Other Theft262.752,0374.54 65% safer
Possession of Weapons20.211700.38 81% safer
Public Order525.495,05311.26 105% safer
Shoplifting101.061,6383.65 244% safer
Theft From the Person10.111220.27 145% safer
Vehicle Crime202.111,0772.40 14% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15916.8014,93633.29 98% safer

Pencoed Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pont-y-clun18721.3766% safer
Laleston41030.7915% safer
Pencoed33535.39-
Llanharan33139.4510% more dangerous
Brackla57147.3225% more dangerous
Llantwit Fardre77749.7529% more dangerous
Pyle38549.8829% more dangerous
Garw Valley39650.6330% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pencoed

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Recent Crimes in Pencoed

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HeoleithinUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fairlawn TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bro-DegLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodland AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Red OaksInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Heol-Y-GeifrUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodland AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Meadow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodland AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Heol BryncwtynUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Glossop TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn PobyddUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Heol FachUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Fairlawn TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tywod ValeUnable to prosecute suspect

Pencoed Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12112114 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.320.110.21 Safer
Burglary2.51.10.851.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.864.84.1 Safer
Drugs1.42.82.20.42 Safer
Other Crime0.631.21.21.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.54.62.82.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.530.210.21 Safer
Public Order564.05 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.41.62.81.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.21-0.11 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.22.12.22.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16211517 Safer

Changes In Pencoed's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pencoed to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pencoed35.39-
Barnet67.0847% more dangerous
Croydon82.4857% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0561% more dangerous
Bristol90.5261% more dangerous
Coventry102.2465% more dangerous
Leicester111.5968% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0671% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6473% more dangerous
Bradford132.2873% more dangerous
Leeds150.9477% more dangerous

Crime in Pencoed During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pencoed change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Pencoed saw a 367% increase in anti-social behaviour. Pencoed saw a large fall in drugs during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+133%+225%+244%+71%+13%-25%+180%-31%+367%+129%
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-60%-17%-56%-75%-+300%+50%-50%-50%-50%
Drugs+50%+300%--67%--+100%-80%--
Other Crime---50%-----+200%-
Other Theft--50%--57%-67%-75%-63%-33%--40%
Public Order-50%--71%+100%-60%+40%+50%-63%-17%-
Shoplifting-50%-----+167%+100%-33%-
Vehicle Crime----+150%--40%--+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences-47%-60%-65%+75%+40%-36%-38%-14%-58%-69%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pencoed

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

How dangerous is Pencoed?
Pencoed is the third safest small town in Mid Glamorgan.

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

What is the least common crime in Pencoed?
Pencoed's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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