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Crime and Safety in Trowbridge, South Glamorgan

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Trowbridge is the second most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan, and is the third most dangerous overall out of South Glamorgan's 55 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Trowbridge in 2021 was 95 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 10% higher than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Trowbridge is the 99th most dangerous small town, and the 681st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Trowbridge was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.29 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Trowbridge residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 31 crimes at a rate of 1.8 per 1,000 residents. Trowbridge recorded 9 reports of drugs during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.53 the worst small town for drugs in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Trowbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 700 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 9% lower than 2020's figure of 762 offences and a difference of 3.65 from 2020's crime rate of 45. Trowbridge's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Trowbridge 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Glamorgan

21% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

20% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Trowbridge is 21% higher than Wales and 20% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Trowbridge Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Trowbridge 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 Trowbridge

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021951,615
2020941,601
2019981,659
20181011,709
2017921,557
2016861,460

Crime in Trowbridge Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Trowbridge This Year

 TrowbridgeSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour70041.2315,91731.82 23% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft110.651,1052.21 240% safer
Burglary533.122,2374.47 43% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson25615.084,3928.78 42% more dangerous
Drugs684.011,9293.86 3.7% more dangerous
Other Crime422.477171.43 42% more dangerous
Other Theft975.713,2266.45 13% safer
Possession of Weapons160.943080.62 34% more dangerous
Public Order24814.615,78211.56 21% more dangerous
Robbery30.182620.52 189% safer
Shoplifting382.243,3216.64 196% safer
Theft From the Person50.293820.76 162% safer
Vehicle Crime784.593,0386.07 32% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences70041.2315,98531.95 23% more dangerous

Trowbridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Grangetown1657.441179% safer
Llantwit Major36037.19156% safer
Dinas Powys30439.35142% safer
Penarth1,02544.11116% safer
Gabalfa62263.2950% safer
Trowbridge1,61595.13-
Ely1,579104.269% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Trowbridge

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Recent Crimes in Trowbridge

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Thrush CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cath Cob CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clos MaerunInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Glenrise CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bedwas CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cwrt Yr ArdalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lanhydrock CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Soarel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadowlark CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Plas Y BiswailOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Valley ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cwrt Pentre BachUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bulrush CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hendre RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near ParkwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near William Belcher DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Kingfisher CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Trowbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32264641 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.940.290.65 Safer
Burglary752.83.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson17151415 Safer
Drugs3.72.04.14.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.83.12.5 Safer
Other Theft8656 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.710.530.410.94 Getting worse
Public Order14121215 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.530.350.290.18 Safer
Shoplifting2.64.52.12.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.240.350.29 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime764.94.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37414541 Getting worse

Changes In Trowbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Trowbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0842% safer
Croydon82.4815% safer
Sheffield90.056% safer
Bristol90.525% safer
Trowbridge95.13-
Coventry102.247% more dangerous
Leicester111.5915% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0623% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6427% more dangerous
Bradford132.2828% more dangerous
Leeds150.9437% more dangerous

Crime in Trowbridge During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Trowbridge change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Trowbridge saw a 557% increase in anti-social behaviour. Trowbridge saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-42%+557%+353%+121%+10%-5%-22%+89%+71%+214%
Bicycle Theft--50%-50%--67%-----
Burglary-67%-44%-88%-80%-50%-20%-25%-50%-20%-38%
Criminal Damage and Arson+23%-23%-24%+157%+33%-36%-5%-50%-24%+39%
Drugs+50%+50%+250%+250%+200%+67%+100%+75%+150%-25%
Other Crime+200%-33%-40%+133%-+50%+50%-17%+50%+50%
Other Theft-50%+33%-36%-36%-30%-14%-80%-20%--31%
Possession of Weapons------67%----
Public Order-41%+15%+56%+24%-43%+21%+60%+71%-42%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-86%-69%-83%+50%-50%+300%-20%-67%-63%-67%
Vehicle Crime-58%-40%-50%+500%-25%-73%-33%+8%--11%
Violence and Sexual Offences-32%-28%+6%+12%-2%+13%+47%+26%+157%-5%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Trowbridge

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

How dangerous is Trowbridge?
Trowbridge is the second most dangerous small town in South Glamorgan.

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

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

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