Pyle Crime Overview

Pyle is among the top 10 safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the 23rd safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pyle in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pyle is the 370th most dangerous small town, and the 2,403rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Pyle had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for vehicle crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for Pyle residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Pyle recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during November 2018, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst for possession of weapons in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Pyle are violence and sexual offences, with 201 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 1.00% higher than 2019's figure of 199 offences and a difference of 0.26 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Pyle's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Pyle Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Pyle This Year

 PyleMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23029.8015,50534.5616% safer
Bicycle Theft20.261140.253.8% more dangerous
Burglary202.591,2522.798% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson567.253,4807.767% safer
Drugs121.551,5223.39119% safer
Other Crime121.557361.646% safer
Other Theft374.792,0354.545% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.131780.40208% safer
Public Order547.004,4169.8441% safer
Robbery10.13720.1623% safer
Shoplifting182.331,6233.6255% safer
Theft From the Person10.131110.2592% safer
Vehicle Crime202.591,2312.746% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20126.0414,04131.3020% safer

Pyle Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llanharan34841.4736% safer
Llantwit Fardre70244.9525% safer
Brackla59549.3014% safer
Treorchy40052.018% safer
Porthcawl86954.014.3% safer
Pyle43556.35-
Tonyrefail76559.726% more dangerous
Garw Valley47060.096% more dangerous
Coity Higher57362.249% more dangerous
Llantrisant1,00363.3411% more dangerous
Ogmore Valley53065.1514% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pyle

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Recent Crimes in Pyle

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pentre PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pentre PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021ShopliftingOn or near Bridge StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Pisgah StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ton GlasInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Llwyn HeligInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Ffordd DduInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near South ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beach RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near PenrhynUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Evans StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Bower StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Commercial StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn-Glas TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Abbey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Victoria RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Pyle Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23171730Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.130.131.60.26Safer
Burglary4.34.53.22.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson119117Safer
Drugs1.41.60.131.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.91.21.6Getting worse
Other Theft98104.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.39-0.13Safer
Public Order67107Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.13-0.13No change
Shoplifting7962.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.39-0.13Safer
Vehicle Crime62.71.82.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24262626Getting worse

Changes In Pyle's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pyle to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pyle56.35-
Barnet67.7117% more dangerous
Coventry77.4127% more dangerous
Croydon83.2232% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8134% more dangerous
Bristol86.2135% more dangerous
Leicester97.4442% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8745% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0258% more dangerous
Leeds137.1059% more dangerous

Crime in Pyle During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pyle change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Pyle saw a 500% increase in other crime. Pyle saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 80% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+109%+173%+258%+375%+186%+40%+18%+63%-44%-36%
Bicycle Theft---50%-------
Burglary+100%--50%+100%--67%-33%+200%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%-14%-80%-30%--60%-20%+67%-50%-50%
Other Crime--50%+500%---50%----
Other Theft-56%-25%-80%--50%-63%--17%+100%-71%
Public Order+100%-60%-45%-50%-+50%-+60%-80%-25%
Shoplifting---75%-20%--50%-60%-33%-67%-
Vehicle Crime-50%+50%---+100%-50%---
Violence and Sexual Offences+10%-18%-45%-20%-10%+37%-20%+14%-14%-27%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pyle

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

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021