Tonyrefail Crime Overview

Tonyrefail is among the top 10 safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the 24th safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Tonyrefail in 2020 was 60 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 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tonyrefail is the 317th most dangerous small town, and the 2,118th 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 2 reports of robbery during March 2017, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst for robbery in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Tonyrefail are violence and sexual offences, with 380 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 402 offences and a difference of 1.72 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Tonyrefail's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Tonyrefail This Year

 TonyrefailMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33926.4615,50534.5631% safer
Bicycle Theft10.081140.25212% safer
Burglary322.501,2522.7912% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson675.233,4807.7648% safer
Drugs292.261,5223.3950% safer
Other Crime262.037361.6419% more dangerous
Other Theft564.372,0354.543.9% safer
Possession of Weapons30.231780.4074% safer
Public Order1088.434,4169.8417% safer
Robbery10.08720.16100% safer
Shoplifting302.341,6233.6255% safer
Theft From the Person30.231110.259% safer
Vehicle Crime292.261,2312.7421% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38029.6614,04131.306% safer

Crime in Tonyrefail Compared To Mid Glamorgan

Tonyrefail Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llantwit Fardre70244.9533% safer
Brackla59549.3021% safer
Treorchy40052.0115% safer
Porthcawl86954.0111% safer
Pyle43556.356% safer
Tonyrefail76559.72-
Garw Valley47060.090.62% more dangerous
Coity Higher57362.244.0% more dangerous
Llantrisant1,00363.346% more dangerous
Ogmore Valley53065.158% more dangerous
Cornelly51167.2811% more dangerous

Tonyrefail Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18131226Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.390.08-0.08Safer
Burglary3.54.33.82.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9795Safer
Drugs1.02.12.02.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.40.860.862.0Getting worse
Other Theft4.43.64.84.4Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.390.550.700.23Safer
Public Order6778Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.23-0.160.08Safer
Shoplifting1.30.781.02.3Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.160.390.160.23Safer
Vehicle Crime4.31.62.32.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22253130Getting worse

Changes In Tonyrefail's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Tonyrefail to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Tonyrefail59.72-
Barnet67.7112% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8130% more dangerous
Bristol86.2131% more dangerous
Leicester97.4439% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2844% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1056% more dangerous

Crime in Tonyrefail's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Tonyrefail East38865First
Tonyrefail West55554Second

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 10 safest 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.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021