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Crime and Safety in Town

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Town is the most dangerous small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Town in 2021 was 124 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 43% higher than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Town is the 35th most dangerous small town, and the 301st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Town had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for shoplifting, with 25 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Town residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Town recorded 6 reports of bicycle theft during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.75 the worst for bicycle theft in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Town are violence and sexual offences, with 336 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 318 offences and a difference of 2.26 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Town's least common crime is robbery, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 40% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Town 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

40% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

39% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Town is 40% higher than Wales and 39% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Town Crime Rate Over Time

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Town Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Town 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 Town

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021124991
20201281,016
20191481,179
20181371,089
20171541,224
2016123978

Crime in Town Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Town This Year

 TownMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36746.0711,81726.34 43% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft81.00940.21 79% more dangerous
Burglary374.641,1992.67 42% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson749.293,3827.54 19% more dangerous
Drugs475.901,3342.97 50% more dangerous
Other Crime192.388381.87 21% more dangerous
Other Theft648.032,0374.54 43% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons81.001700.38 62% more dangerous
Public Order18222.845,05311.26 51% more dangerous
Robbery50.63820.18 71% more dangerous
Shoplifting16420.581,6383.65 82% more dangerous
Theft From the Person151.881220.27 86% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime324.021,0772.40 40% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences33642.1714,93633.29 21% more dangerous

Town Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Cyfarthfa58777.6660% safer
Coity Higher72478.6458% safer
Aberaman82681.3653% safer
Aberdare1,498101.9122% safer
Bridgend1,825118.255% safer
Town991124.39-

Crime Over Time in Town

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Recent Crimes in Town

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near A4054Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Roberts LaneOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Glasier RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Glebeland StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Darren ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Wheatsheaf LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Avenue De ClichyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Penybryn ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Yew StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near A4054Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Post Office LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Alma StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near A4054Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Town Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38405946 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.130.500.131.0 Getting worse
Burglary974.54.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111299 Safer
Drugs4.4866 Safer
Other Crime2.82.12.32.4 Safer
Other Theft1314118 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.00.880.751.0 Safer
Public Order18202223 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.880.750.380.63 Safer
Shoplifting28302521 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.52.91.41.9 Safer
Vehicle Crime874.94.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39434042 Getting worse

Changes In Town's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Town to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0885% safer
Croydon82.4851% safer
Sheffield90.0538% safer
Bristol90.5237% safer
Coventry102.2422% safer
Leicester111.5911% safer
Liverpool123.061.1% safer
Town124.39-
Birmingham129.644.0% more dangerous
Bradford132.286% more dangerous
Leeds150.9418% more dangerous

Crime in Town's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pentre-bach & Mountain Hare46154First

Crime in Town During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Town change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Town saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Town saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 89% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+29%+223%+88%+85%+43%+33%+48%+86%+29%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-25%-50%-78%+50%-80%+60%--57%--83%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%+60%-43%-89%-64%+57%-50%-45%+60%-25%
Drugs-50%+33%-50%-40%--33%--+33%-40%
Other Crime--+50%----50%-80%+200%-
Other Theft+20%-67%-23%+43%--18%-33%-73%-29%-
Possession of Weapons---------50%-
Public Order+117%--36%+9%+23%-42%+62%+109%-7%+50%
Robbery-------50%---
Shoplifting-38%-55%-71%--54%+4%-+5%+160%-20%
Theft From the Person----75%-75%-33%-50%---
Vehicle Crime-50%-50%-60%--57%+500%+100%-25%+200%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%-68%+36%-45%+7%+34%+15%-4%-11%-44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Town

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

How dangerous is Town?
Town is the most dangerous small town in Mid Glamorgan.

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

What is the least common crime in Town?
Town's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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