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Crime and Safety in Tonyrefail

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Tonyrefail is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the 29th safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tonyrefail in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tonyrefail is the 339th most dangerous small town, and the 2,085th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2019, Tonyrefail had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.70 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2019 was also a bad month for Tonyrefail residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Tonyrefail recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during August 2017, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst for bicycle theft in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Tonyrefail are violence and sexual offences, with 411 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 380 offences and a difference of 2.42 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Tonyrefail's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Tonyrefail 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

21% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

24% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tonyrefail is 21% lower than Wales and 24% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tonyrefail Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Tonyrefail 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 Tonyrefail

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202162792
202060765
201963808
201853673
201753679
201650639

Crime in Tonyrefail Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Tonyrefail This Year

 TonyrefailMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24118.8111,81726.34 40% safer
Bicycle Theft10.08940.21 162% safer
Burglary382.971,1992.67 10% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson927.183,3827.54 5% safer
Drugs221.721,3342.97 73% safer
Other Crime241.878381.870% safer
Other Theft483.752,0374.54 21% safer
Public Order1128.745,05311.26 29% safer
Robbery10.08820.18 125% safer
Shoplifting262.031,6383.65 80% safer
Theft From the Person10.081220.27 238% safer
Vehicle Crime161.251,0772.40 92% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41132.0814,93633.29 3.8% safer

Tonyrefail Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llantwit Fardre77749.7524% safer
Pyle38549.8824% safer
Garw Valley39650.6322% safer
Treorchy47461.630.32% safer
Porthcawl99261.660.28% safer
Tonyrefail79261.83-
Cornelly47162.010.29% more dangerous
Ogmore Valley52063.923.3% more dangerous
Maesteg1,23370.1412% more dangerous
Llantrisant1,20075.7818% more dangerous
Cyfarthfa58777.6620% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tonyrefail

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Recent Crimes in Tonyrefail

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Marshfield CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cwm HyfrydUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Prichard StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gilfach RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Primrose CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Elmwood DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maple CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Red Gate CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Prichard StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The MeadowsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Prichard StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol AneurinUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Hazel GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highlands CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Tynybryn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Tonyrefail Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13122619 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.08-0.080.08 Safer
Burglary4.33.82.53.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7957 Safer
Drugs2.12.02.31.7 Getting worse
Other Crime0.860.862.01.9 Getting worse
Other Theft3.64.84.43.8 Safer
Public Order7789 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.160.080.08 Safer
Shoplifting0.781.02.32.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.160.230.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.62.32.31.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25313032 Getting worse

Changes In Tonyrefail's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Tonyrefail to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tonyrefail61.83-
Barnet67.088% more dangerous
Croydon82.4825% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0531% more dangerous
Bristol90.5232% more dangerous
Coventry102.2440% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Tonyrefail's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Tonyrefail East39866First
Tonyrefail West59658Second

Crime in Tonyrefail During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tonyrefail change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Tonyrefail saw a 300% increase in vehicle crime. Tonyrefail saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 89% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+27%+264%+194%+187%+93%+71%+78%+100%+125%+122%
Burglary-89%-75%-80%-+50%--33%--67%+200%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-33%-83%--77%+14%-42%-40%-39%-50%
Drugs-83%-----50%----
Other Crime---+200%+200%-+100%---
Other Theft+75%-80%---14%+100%-+200%--67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-67%+67%+10%+33%+9%+113%+83%+25%+67%-83%
Shoplifting--------33%+200%-33%
Vehicle Crime-50%-50%-+50%+300%-+300%-50%+200%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%+13%-28%+70%-36%+9%-11%-37%-3%-15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tonyrefail

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

How dangerous is Tonyrefail?
Tonyrefail is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan.

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

What is the least common crime in Tonyrefail?
Tonyrefail's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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