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Crime and Safety in Pyle

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Pyle is among the top 10 safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pyle in 2021 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pyle is the 335th safest small town, and the 3,280th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Pyle had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Pyle residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Pyle recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during September 2015, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst for theft from the person in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Pyle are violence and sexual offences, with 162 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 24% lower than 2020's figure of 201 offences and a difference of 5.05 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Pyle's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Pyle 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

50% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

53% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pyle is 50% lower than Wales and 53% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pyle Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Pyle 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 Pyle

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202150385
202056435
201970541
201870537
201770543
201665500

Crime in Pyle Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Pyle This Year

 PyleMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18924.4911,81726.34 8% safer
Bicycle Theft60.78940.21 73% more dangerous
Burglary101.301,1992.67 105% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson597.643,3827.54 1.3% more dangerous
Drugs91.171,3342.97 154% safer
Other Crime81.048381.87 80% safer
Other Theft293.762,0374.54 21% safer
Possession of Weapons20.261700.38 46% safer
Public Order587.515,05311.26 50% safer
Robbery20.26820.18 31% more dangerous
Shoplifting222.851,6383.65 28% safer
Theft From the Person10.131220.27 108% safer
Vehicle Crime172.201,0772.40 9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16220.9914,93633.29 59% safer

Pyle Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Laleston41030.7962% safer
Pencoed33535.3941% safer
Llanharan33139.4526% safer
Brackla57147.325% safer
Llantwit Fardre77749.750.26% safer
Pyle38549.88-
Garw Valley39650.631.5% more dangerous
Treorchy47461.6319% more dangerous
Porthcawl99261.6619% more dangerous
Tonyrefail79261.8319% more dangerous
Cornelly47162.0120% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pyle

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Recent Crimes in Pyle

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Picton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St James' CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Heol MorfaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marshfield AvenueLocal resolution
March 2022Public orderOn or near Newlands CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ffald RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ffordd Y GoedwigUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Masons CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Ffordd DduUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Abbey RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Picton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadow AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Commercial StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadow AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadow AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Pyle Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17173024 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.131.60.260.78 Getting worse
Burglary4.53.22.61.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91178 Safer
Drugs1.60.131.61.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.21.61.0 Safer
Other Theft8104.83.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.39-0.130.26 Safer
Public Order71078 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.13-0.130.26 Getting worse
Shoplifting962.32.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.39-0.130.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.71.82.62.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26262621 Safer

Changes In Pyle's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pyle to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pyle49.88-
Barnet67.0826% more dangerous
Croydon82.4840% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0545% more dangerous
Bristol90.5245% more dangerous
Coventry102.2451% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6462% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% 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 town 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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