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Crime and Safety in Treorchy

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Treorchy is among the top 10 safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is the 26th safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Treorchy in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 16% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 71 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Treorchy is the 346th most dangerous small town, and the 2,106th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2018, Treorchy had the worst crime rate in Mid Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2016 was also a bad month for Treorchy residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Treorchy are violence and sexual offences, with 219 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 185 offences and a difference of 4.42 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Treorchy's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Treorchy 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Mid Glamorgan

22% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

24% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Treorchy is 22% lower than Wales and 24% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Treorchy Crime Rate Over Time

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Treorchy Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Treorchy 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 Treorchy

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202162474
202052400
201955423
201864496
201761471
201656434

Crime in Treorchy Compared To Mid Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Treorchy This Year

 TreorchyMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16621.5811,81726.34 22% safer
Burglary182.341,1992.67 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson445.723,3827.54 32% safer
Drugs182.341,3342.97 27% safer
Other Crime131.698381.87 11% safer
Other Theft293.772,0374.54 20% safer
Possession of Weapons40.521700.38 27% more dangerous
Public Order628.065,05311.26 40% safer
Robbery10.13820.18 38% safer
Shoplifting536.891,6383.65 47% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime131.691,0772.40 42% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21928.4714,93633.29 17% safer

Treorchy Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llanharan33139.4556% safer
Brackla57147.3230% safer
Llantwit Fardre77749.7524% safer
Pyle38549.8824% safer
Garw Valley39650.6322% safer
Treorchy47461.63-
Porthcawl99261.660.05% more dangerous
Tonyrefail79261.830.32% more dangerous
Cornelly47162.010.61% more dangerous
Ogmore Valley52063.923.6% more dangerous
Maesteg1,23370.1412% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Treorchy

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Recent Crimes in Treorchy

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Treharne StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Herbert StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brook StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Heol OrchwyUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Conway RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tynybedw StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Senghenydd StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Myrtle RowUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jones StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Ramah StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Weston TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bute StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Treasure StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kenry StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Baglan StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clifton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Treorchy Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20203322 Safer
Burglary4.43.51.22.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9966 Safer
Drugs1.41.74.02.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.40.391.7 Getting worse
Other Theft3.02.72.23.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.52-0.520.52 Getting worse
Public Order7768 Getting worse
Shoplifting83.667 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.51.32.11.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26252428 Getting worse

Changes In Treorchy's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Treorchy's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Treorchy that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Ystradfechan Playing Field6-1--22.4

Comparing Treorchy to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Treorchy61.63-
Barnet67.088% more dangerous
Croydon82.4825% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0532% 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 Treorchy's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Treorchy47462First

Crime in Treorchy During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Treorchy change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Treorchy saw a 600% increase in shoplifting. Treorchy saw a large fall in shoplifting during August, when it fell by 80% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+75%+233%+68%+83%--+280%+13%+222%+133%
Burglary---+100%------
Criminal Damage and Arson+300%-38%-25%-25%-25%-70%+100%-50%-29%+50%
Drugs----+500%---67%-+300%
Other Crime-+100%--------
Other Theft-60%---50%------
Public Order-50%+500%+25%-20%-40%+75%-13%-43%-50%-67%
Shoplifting+200%--+350%-67%-80%+500%-+600%-67%
Vehicle Crime-----50%+200%-+200%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+36%-20%+29%-58%+7%+109%--14%+8%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Treorchy

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

How dangerous is Treorchy?
Treorchy is among the top 10 safest small town in Mid Glamorgan.

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

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

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