Trowbridge Crime Overview

Trowbridge is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Trowbridge in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 67% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Trowbridge is the 407th safest small town, and the 2,989th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Trowbridge was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for criminal damage and arson, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.0 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Trowbridge residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Trowbridge recorded 16 reports of public order during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.94 the worst small town for public order in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Trowbridge are violence and sexual offences, with 373 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 13% higher than 2019's figure of 325 offences and a difference of 2.83 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Trowbridge's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Trowbridge This Year

 TrowbridgeSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour37822.2719,61739.2176% safer
Bicycle Theft30.181,1632.321189% safer
Burglary291.712,3224.64171% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1418.314,6129.2211% safer
Drugs382.242,2644.53102% safer
Other Crime221.307831.5721% safer
Other Theft563.303,3116.62101% safer
Possession of Weapons20.123210.64433% safer
Public Order1076.305,20310.4065% safer
Robbery10.062840.57850% safer
Shoplifting331.943,3876.77249% safer
Theft From the Person30.185161.03472% safer
Vehicle Crime502.953,5077.01138% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37321.9714,55629.1032% safer

Crime in Trowbridge Compared To South Glamorgan

Trowbridge Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pentwyn68142.7718% safer
Splott62545.7610% safer
Penarth1,09046.918% safer
Ely72647.945% safer
Llanrumney57849.362.4% safer
Trowbridge85850.54-
Fairwater67251.401.7% more dangerous
Grangetown1,23055.509% more dangerous
Riverside84459.8716% more dangerous
Butetown93065.9923% more dangerous
Caerau80066.7624% more dangerous

Trowbridge Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19161422Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.710.770.710.18Safer
Burglary4.24.22.41.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8988Getting worse
Drugs1.52.10.822.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.21.21.3Safer
Other Theft4.764.03.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.410.180.12Safer
Public Order4.7776Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.290.240.06Safer
Shoplifting2.72.54.41.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.180.120.180.18Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.23.43.23.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18181922Getting worse

Changes In Trowbridge's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Trowbridge to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Trowbridge50.54-
Barnet67.7125% more dangerous
Coventry77.4135% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% 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 May, when Trowbridge saw a 456% increase in anti-social behaviour. Trowbridge saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 88% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-53%+380%+456%+55%+20%-33%-12%+122%+75%+114%
Bicycle Theft--50%-50%-------
Burglary--20%--67%-67%+33%--50%+50%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+40%-50%-7%+110%+58%-13%-11%-27%-33%+143%
Drugs-+100%+350%-+100%+50%-+133%+300%-67%
Other Crime+300%-50%-+200%--67%-+100%--
Other Theft-57%+50%-17%-50%-50%-20%-83%-14%+100%-44%
Possession of Weapons------50%----
Public Order-50%+43%+33%+30%-45%-+25%+129%-67%-
Shoplifting-86%-69%-83%+50%-50%+300%-25%-67%-88%-60%
Vehicle Crime-50%-40%+50%---78%-75%-+133%+75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%-24%+52%+38%+6%+46%+26%+14%+76%+14%

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 among the top 10 most dangerous small towns 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).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021