Pontypridd Crime Overview

Pontypridd is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Mid Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pontypridd in 2020 was 86 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pontypridd is the 67th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 813rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Pontypridd had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for burglary, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Pontypridd residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 21 crimes at a rate of 0.63 per 1,000 residents. Pontypridd recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.06 the worst for bicycle theft in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Pontypridd are violence and sexual offences, with 1,258 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 17% lower than 2019's figure of 1,471 offences and a difference of 6.41 from 2019's crime rate of 44. Pontypridd's least common crime is robbery, with 9 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 44% from 2019's figure of 13 crimes.

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Crime in Pontypridd Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Pontypridd This Year

 PontypriddMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,29038.8215,50534.5611% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft120.361140.2531% more dangerous
Burglary1344.031,2522.7931% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2999.003,4807.7614% more dangerous
Drugs1574.721,5223.3928% more dangerous
Other Crime702.117361.6422% more dangerous
Other Theft1855.572,0354.5418% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons170.511780.4022% more dangerous
Public Order38511.584,4169.8415% more dangerous
Robbery90.27720.1641% more dangerous
Shoplifting2016.051,6233.6240% more dangerous
Theft From the Person180.541110.2554% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1093.281,2312.7416% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,25837.8514,04131.3017% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pontypridd

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Pontypridd Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36272339Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.660.510.210.36Safer
Burglary653.44.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111099Safer
Drugs4.13.63.94.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.32.52.1Getting worse
Other Theft9896Safer
Possession of Weapons0.540.210.720.51Getting worse
Public Order13121412Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.360.390.390.27Safer
Shoplifting111086Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.600.930.960.54Safer
Vehicle Crime764.33.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34374438Safer

Changes In Pontypridd's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Pontypridd's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Pontypridd that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Taff Vale Park5----02.2
Ynysangharad Park13-2-461.5

Comparing Pontypridd to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7127% safer
Coventry77.4111% safer
Croydon83.223.2% safer
Sheffield85.810.08% safer
Pontypridd85.88-
Bristol86.210.38% more dangerous
Leicester97.4412% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8717% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2820% more dangerous
Bradford133.0235% more dangerous
Leeds137.1037% more dangerous

Crime in Pontypridd's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pontypridd East & Cilfynydd42964Third
Pontypridd West1,170118First
Trefforest78277Second

Crime in Pontypridd During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pontypridd change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Pontypridd saw a 500% increase in other crime. Pontypridd saw a large fall in other crime during April, when it fell by 94% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-10%+150%+158%+88%+47%+47%+63%+49%+78%+165%
Bicycle Theft----+50%-----
Burglary--78%-79%-+83%+350%+38%+100%-42%-56%
Criminal Damage and Arson-29%-54%-4%-19%+29%+100%+22%+21%+21%-9%
Drugs+10%-9%-24%+333%+125%-53%+200%-46%-43%+113%
Other Crime--94%-14%+40%-40%+100%+40%+500%-25%+100%
Other Theft+5%-67%-56%-35%-26%-35%-25%--50%-47%
Possession of Weapons+50%---50%------67%
Public Order-29%-34%-15%-9%-26%+17%-14%-44%+30%-36%
Robbery-----75%-+300%---
Shoplifting-24%-57%-68%-40%-43%+24%---72%-44%
Theft From the Person-75%-50%+100%--80%-67%+200%--67%-75%
Vehicle Crime-13%-47%-58%-71%+38%+45%+22%+50%-30%+20%
Violence and Sexual Offences-51%-6%-28%-19%-14%+16%-4%-4%-27%+22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pontypridd

What police force serves Pontypridd?
Pontypridd's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Pontypridd?
Pontypridd is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Mid Glamorgan.
What is Pontypridd's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Pontypridd are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Pontypridd?
Pontypridd's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021