Town Crime Overview

Town is the most dangerous small town 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 2020 was 128 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 46% higher than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Town is the 21st most dangerous small town, and the 225th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Town had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for shoplifting, with 23 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for Town residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.50 per 1,000 residents. Town recorded 18 reports of public order during February 2019, making its crime rate of 2.3 the worst for public order in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Town are violence and sexual offences, with 318 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 339 offences and a difference of 2.64 from 2019's crime rate of 43. Town's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Town Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Town This Year

 TownMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour47359.3715,50534.5642% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.131140.2592% safer
Burglary364.521,2522.7938% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson698.663,4807.7610% more dangerous
Drugs496.151,5223.3945% more dangerous
Other Crime182.267361.6427% more dangerous
Other Theft9111.422,0354.5460% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.751780.4047% more dangerous
Public Order17421.844,4169.8455% more dangerous
Robbery30.38720.1658% more dangerous
Shoplifting20125.231,6233.6286% more dangerous
Theft From the Person111.381110.2582% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime394.901,2312.7444% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences31839.9114,04131.3022% more dangerous

Town Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Aberaman76275.0670% safer
Maesteg1,33676.0068% safer
Cyfarthfa58076.7366% safer
Aberdare1,17880.1459% safer
Bridgend1,861120.596% safer
Town1,016127.53-

Crime Over Time in Town

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Town Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37384059Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.130.130.500.13Safer
Burglary3.8974.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1311129Safer
Drugs64.486Safer
Other Crime2.52.82.12.3Safer
Other Theft13131411Safer
Possession of Weapons1.31.00.880.75Safer
Public Order16182022Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.880.880.750.38Safer
Shoplifting41283025Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.12.52.91.4Safer
Vehicle Crime11874.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41394340Safer

Changes In Town's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Town to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7188% safer
Coventry77.4165% safer
Croydon83.2253% safer
Sheffield85.8149% safer
Bristol86.2148% safer
Leicester97.4431% safer
Birmingham102.8724% safer
Liverpool107.2819% safer
Town127.53-
Bradford133.024.1% more dangerous
Leeds137.107% more dangerous

Crime in Town's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pentre-bach & Mountain Hare46955First

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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021