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Crime and Safety in Birchgrove

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Birchgrove is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Birchgrove in 2021 was 12 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 504% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Birchgrove is the 74th safest small town, and the 1,175th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Birchgrove was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for other crime, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2019 was also a bad month for Birchgrove residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Birchgrove recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during August 2018, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for possession of weapons in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Birchgrove are violence and sexual offences, with 42 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 5. This is 4.8% lower than 2020's figure of 44 offences and a difference of 0.25 from 2020's crime rate of 5. Birchgrove's least common crime is vehicle crime, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Birchgrove 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Glamorgan

531% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

542% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Birchgrove is 531% lower than Wales and 542% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Birchgrove Crime Rate Over Time

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Birchgrove Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Birchgrove 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 Birchgrove

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211296
202016125
201916125
201818149
201713104
2016867

Crime in Birchgrove Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Birchgrove This Year

 BirchgroveWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9712.0310,50326.91 124% safer
Burglary20.251,1152.86 1044% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson172.113,1808.15 286% safer
Other Crime30.375441.39 276% safer
Other Theft50.621,9294.94 697% safer
Public Order263.224,11010.53 227% safer
Vehicle Crime10.121,4513.72 3000% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences425.2112,32031.56 506% safer

Birchgrove Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Thomas192.30417% safer
Sketty543.71221% safer
Mynyddbach394.29177% safer
Bonymaen486.3887% safer
Castle1417.8851% safer
Birchgrove9611.90-
Llwchwr30932.3663% more dangerous
Blaenhonddan42535.4866% more dangerous
Clydach36147.0275% more dangerous
Coedffranc63357.9779% more dangerous
Gorseinon66770.4083% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Birchgrove

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Recent Crimes in Birchgrove

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Walters RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Herbert Thomas WayUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clos Y FranInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Balaclava RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Y GwernyddInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Graig Y PalUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Other theftOn or near Balaclava RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clos Y FranInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nicholas RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near School RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Graig Y PalLocal resolution
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Birchgrove RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Graig Y PalUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Herbert Thomas WayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ynys-Y-Mond RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Herbert Thomas WayUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Balaclava RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ynys-Y-Mond RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Balaclava RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Birchgrove Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12222212 Safer
Burglary0.500.740.370.25 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.03.23.62.1 Safer
Other Crime0.250.250.250.37 Getting worse
Other Theft0.621.50.740.62 Safer
Public Order5.03.74.13.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.621.40.370.12 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences74.555 Safer

Changes In Birchgrove's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Birchgrove to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Birchgrove11.90-
Barnet67.0882% more dangerous
Croydon82.4886% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0587% more dangerous
Bristol90.5287% more dangerous
Coventry102.2488% more dangerous
Leicester111.5989% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0690% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6491% more dangerous
Bradford132.2891% more dangerous
Leeds150.9492% more dangerous

Crime in Birchgrove's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Birchgrove35244First

Crime in Birchgrove During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Birchgrove change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Birchgrove saw a 500% increase in violence and sexual offences. Birchgrove saw a large fall in public order during September, when it fell by 75% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-6%-+117%+38%+14%-13%-31%+56%-44%-45%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-71%-50%-50%-33%+250%-+100%+200%-
Other Crime----------
Other Theft---+100%------
Public Order--50%-50%+200%+200%--75%+75%-33%-50%
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+250%-25%+500%-50%+200%+50%+50%-+100%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Birchgrove

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

How dangerous is Birchgrove?
Birchgrove is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in West Glamorgan.

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

What is the least common crime in Birchgrove?
Birchgrove's least common crime is vehicle crime.

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