Pont-y-clun Crime Overview

Pont-y-clun is the safest small town in Mid Glamorgan, and is the safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pont-y-clun in 2020 was 23 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 196% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pont-y-clun is the 61st safest small town, and the 3,378th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2017, Pont-y-clun had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2016 was also a bad month for Pont-y-clun residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 22 crimes at a rate of 2.5 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Pont-y-clun are violence and sexual offences, with 98 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 85 offences and a difference of 1.49 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Pont-y-clun's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Pont-y-clun Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Pont-y-clun This Year

 Pont-y-clunMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12614.4015,50534.56140% safer
Bicycle Theft10.111140.25127% safer
Burglary151.711,2522.7963% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson283.203,4807.76142% safer
Drugs30.341,5223.39897% safer
Other Crime30.347361.64382% safer
Other Theft232.632,0354.5473% safer
Possession of Weapons10.111780.40264% safer
Public Order222.514,4169.84292% safer
Shoplifting30.341,6233.62965% safer
Vehicle Crime60.691,2312.74297% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9811.2014,04131.30179% safer

Pont-y-clun Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pont-y-clun20323.20-
Pencoed33835.7135% more dangerous
Laleston48136.1236% more dangerous
Llanharan34841.4744% more dangerous
Llantwit Fardre70244.9548% more dangerous
Brackla59549.3053% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pont-y-clun

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Recent Crimes in Pont-y-clun

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Station TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Heol Yr OrsafUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Clan-Yr-AfonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lon ElaiInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Y ParcInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castan RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Lon ElaiUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Sovereign GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pant Y DderwenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Pant Y DderwenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021DrugsOn or near Bryn Dewi SantOffender given a drugs possession warning
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The PaddocksInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near A4119Unable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Llantrisant RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near Palalwyf AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near Miskin CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pant Y DderwenUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Pont-y-clun Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour104.3514Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.110.23-0.11Safer
Burglary3.04.11.41.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.21.42.13.2Getting worse
Drugs0.690.690.910.34Safer
Other Crime0.690.800.340.34Safer
Other Theft3.752.72.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.23-0.230.11Safer
Public Order2.42.41.62.5Getting worse
Shoplifting1.01.61.60.34Safer
Vehicle Crime3.12.41.10.69Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences771011Getting worse

Changes In Pont-y-clun's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pont-y-clun to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pont-y-clun23.20-
Barnet67.7166% more dangerous
Coventry77.4170% more dangerous
Croydon83.2272% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8173% more dangerous
Bristol86.2173% more dangerous
Leicester97.4476% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8777% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2878% more dangerous
Bradford133.0283% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% more dangerous

Crime in Pont-y-clun's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pont-y-clun & Llanharry33928First

Crime in Pont-y-clun During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pont-y-clun change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Pont-y-clun saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Pont-y-clun saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during December, when it fell by 64% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+200%+238%+167%+225%+260%+300%+200%-+400%+33%
Burglary----------50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%+200%-+100%+67%+200%--50%-33%-
Drugs-----50%-----
Other Theft-33%+100%--+33%+200%-+100%-50%+200%
Public Order+200%+100%-----25%--33%+100%
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+17%+50%+200%+133%+150%-33%+13%-+22%-64%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pont-y-clun

What police force serves Pont-y-clun?
Pont-y-clun's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Pont-y-clun?
Pont-y-clun is the safest small town in Mid Glamorgan.
What is Pont-y-clun's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Pont-y-clun are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Pont-y-clun?
Pont-y-clun's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021