Birchgrove Crime Overview

Birchgrove is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 23rd safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Birchgrove in 2020 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 123% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Birchgrove is the 131st safest small town, and the 5,298th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2017, Birchgrove had the worst crime rate in West Glamorgan for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Birchgrove are violence and sexual offences, with 115 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 1.7% higher than 2019's figure of 113 offences and a difference of 0.25 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Birchgrove's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Birchgrove to other towns and cities

See how Birchgrove shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Birchgrove and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Birchgrove Compared To West Glamorgan

Summary of Crimes in Birchgrove This Year

 BirchgroveWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27634.2212,97333.242.9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.122730.70483% safer
Burglary70.871,4093.61315% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson404.963,1097.9761% safer
Drugs30.371,3773.53854% safer
Other Crime30.375591.43286% safer
Other Theft151.862,0375.22181% safer
Possession of Weapons30.372220.5754% safer
Public Order587.193,5949.2128% safer
Vehicle Crime101.241,6834.31248% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11514.2611,28828.92103% safer

Birchgrove Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mumbles38523.2736% safer
Clydach21127.4815% safer
Sketty42929.497% safer
Cwmbwrla23429.926% safer
Llwchwr29731.111.6% safer
Birchgrove25531.62-
St. Thomas27032.653.2% more dangerous
Blaenhonddan41534.659% more dangerous
Bonymaen32443.0527% more dangerous
Morriston71243.2527% more dangerous
Mynyddbach43347.6334% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Birchgrove

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Birchgrove Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23182534Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.120.120.120.12No change
Burglary1.91.71.70.87Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6865.0Safer
Drugs-0.120.370.37Getting worse
Other Crime0.740.742.40.37Safer
Other Theft3.02.12.61.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.37-0.37Getting worse
Public Order4.7757Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.52.02.41.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14151414Getting worse

Changes In Birchgrove's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Birchgrove to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Birchgrove31.62-
Barnet67.7153% more dangerous
Coventry77.4159% more dangerous
Croydon83.2262% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8163% more dangerous
Bristol86.2163% more dangerous
Leicester97.4468% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8769% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2871% more dangerous
Bradford133.0276% more dangerous
Leeds137.1077% more dangerous

Crime in Birchgrove's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Birchgrove38948First

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 700% increase in violence and sexual offences. Birchgrove saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 78% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+155%+321%+71%+22%-6%-33%+63%-33%-33%
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-78%-33%-33%-40%+60%+100%+50%+300%-
Other Crime---50%------50%-
Other Theft--67%------50%--67%
Public Order+67%-50%+120%+100%+133%+600%-67%+175%-60%-50%
Vehicle Crime-+100%-+200%--67%--50%-50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+78%-54%+700%-57%+140%+11%-20%-58%-25%-50%

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 safest small towns 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021