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Crime and Safety in Blaenhonddan

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Blaenhonddan is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 28th safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Blaenhonddan in 2021 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 103% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Blaenhonddan is the 142nd safest small town, and the 5,537th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Blaenhonddan was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Blaenhonddan residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Blaenhonddan recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for possession of weapons in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Blaenhonddan are violence and sexual offences, with 220 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 204 offences and a difference of 1.34 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Blaenhonddan's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Blaenhonddan 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, West Glamorgan

112% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

115% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Blaenhonddan is 112% lower than Wales and 115% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Blaenhonddan Crime Rate Over Time

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Blaenhonddan Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Blaenhonddan 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 Blaenhonddan

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202135425
202035415
201942499
201832386
201728340
201625301

Crime in Blaenhonddan Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Blaenhonddan This Year

 BlaenhonddanWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22418.7010,50326.91 44% safer
Bicycle Theft30.252240.57 128% safer
Burglary322.671,1152.86 7% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson342.843,1808.15 187% safer
Drugs121.001,2923.31 231% safer
Other Crime100.835441.39 67% safer
Other Theft342.841,9294.94 74% safer
Possession of Weapons40.331910.49 48% safer
Public Order574.764,11010.53 121% safer
Robbery10.081460.37 362% safer
Shoplifting60.501,3643.49 598% safer
Vehicle Crime121.001,4513.72 272% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22018.3712,32031.56 72% safer

Blaenhonddan Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mynyddbach394.29727% safer
Bonymaen486.38456% safer
Castle1417.88350% safer
Birchgrove9611.90198% safer
Llwchwr30932.3610% safer
Blaenhonddan42535.48-
Clydach36147.0225% more dangerous
Coedffranc63357.9739% more dangerous
Gorseinon66770.4050% more dangerous
Cockett1,13481.9057% more dangerous
Neath2,034105.0866% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Blaenhonddan

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Recent Crimes in Blaenhonddan

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Farmers RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Llewellyn AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Llys WernUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Maes-Y-DeriInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near March HywelInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Llewellyn AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Penywern RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Llys FelinUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near March HywelUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Heol Llwyn CelynUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Llwyn HelygInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near DerlwynInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near PenscynorInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near WrenwoodInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Ynysygerwn CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Roman WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Llygad-Yr-HaulUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill RaceUnable to prosecute suspect

Blaenhonddan Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour982119 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.170.170.250.25 Getting worse
Burglary1.92.82.42.7 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2.73.83.32.8 Safer
Drugs0.580.750.831.0 Getting worse
Other Crime0.581.60.670.83 Safer
Other Theft1.82.22.02.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.080.170.330.33 Getting worse
Public Order4.44.364.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.080.170.08No change
Shoplifting0.080.580.830.50 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.84.51.21.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18211718 Getting worse

Changes In Blaenhonddan's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Blaenhonddan to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Blaenhonddan35.48-
Barnet67.0847% more dangerous
Croydon82.4857% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0561% more dangerous
Bristol90.5261% more dangerous
Coventry102.2465% more dangerous
Leicester111.5968% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0671% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6473% more dangerous
Bradford132.2873% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Blaenhonddan's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cadoxton & Bryn-coch17526First

Crime in Blaenhonddan During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Blaenhonddan change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Blaenhonddan saw a 700% increase in anti-social behaviour. Blaenhonddan saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 86% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+188%+288%+127%+150%+143%+143%+450%+700%-10%
Burglary--+200%+50%-33%-83%-29%+400%--
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-25%+67%--86%--75%+200%--17%
Drugs--50%-------50%-
Other Crime--67%--------50%
Other Theft---67%-+150%---67%-50%-
Public Order-+150%+250%-86%-29%+167%-+100%+100%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting----+100%--67%---
Vehicle Crime-80%---50%-50%--67%-50%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+13%-38%-32%-64%+16%-31%-35%-47%+50%-13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Blaenhonddan

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

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

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

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

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