Treorchy Crime Overview

Treorchy is among the top 10 safest small towns in Mid Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Mid Glamorgan's 68 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Treorchy in 2020 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Mid Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 32% lower than the Mid Glamorgan rate of 69 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Treorchy is the 409th most dangerous small town, and the 2,807th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2019, Treorchy was the worst small town in Mid Glamorgan for burglary, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.91 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2018 was also a bad month for Treorchy residents, when it was Mid Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Treorchy recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during November 2017, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for theft from the person in Mid Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Treorchy are violence and sexual offences, with 185 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 2.2% lower than 2019's figure of 189 offences and a difference of 0.52 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Treorchy's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Treorchy Compared To Mid Glamorgan

Summary of Crimes in Treorchy This Year

 TreorchyMid Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25232.7715,50534.565% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131140.2592% safer
Burglary91.171,2522.79138% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson435.593,4807.7639% safer
Drugs314.031,5223.3916% more dangerous
Other Crime30.397361.64321% safer
Other Theft172.212,0354.54105% safer
Possession of Weapons40.521780.4023% more dangerous
Public Order476.114,4169.8461% safer
Shoplifting445.721,6233.6237% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime162.081,2312.7432% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18524.0514,04131.3030% safer

Treorchy Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pencoed33835.7146% safer
Laleston48136.1244% safer
Llanharan34841.4725% safer
Llantwit Fardre70244.9516% safer
Brackla59549.305% safer
Treorchy40052.01-
Porthcawl86954.013.7% more dangerous
Pyle43556.358% more dangerous
Tonyrefail76559.7213% more dangerous
Garw Valley47060.0913% more dangerous
Coity Higher57362.2416% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Treorchy

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Treorchy Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28202033Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.390.130.13Safer
Burglary54.43.51.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9996Safer
Drugs0.521.41.74.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.81.40.39Safer
Other Theft53.02.72.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.52-0.52Getting worse
Public Order6776Safer
Shoplifting883.66Safer
Vehicle Crime4.32.51.32.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20262524Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Treorchy to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Treorchy52.01-
Barnet67.7123% more dangerous
Coventry77.4133% more dangerous
Croydon83.2238% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8139% more dangerous
Bristol86.2140% more dangerous
Leicester97.4447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8749% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0261% more dangerous
Leeds137.1062% more dangerous

Crime in Treorchy's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Treorchy40052First

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 towns 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021