Blaenhonddan Crime Overview

Blaenhonddan is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 26th safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Blaenhonddan in 2020 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 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Blaenhonddan is the 167th safest small town, and the 5,479th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2017, Blaenhonddan had the worst crime rate in West Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Blaenhonddan are violence and sexual offences, with 204 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 21% lower than 2019's figure of 246 offences and a difference of 3.51 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Blaenhonddan's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Blaenhonddan Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Blaenhonddan This Year

 BlaenhonddanWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25120.9612,97333.2459% safer
Bicycle Theft30.252730.70180% safer
Burglary292.421,4093.6149% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson403.343,1097.97139% safer
Drugs100.831,3773.53325% safer
Other Crime80.675591.43113% safer
Other Theft242.002,0375.22161% safer
Possession of Weapons40.332220.5773% safer
Public Order665.513,5949.2167% safer
Robbery20.171520.39129% safer
Shoplifting100.831,6114.13398% safer
Vehicle Crime151.251,6834.31245% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20417.0311,28828.9270% safer

Blaenhonddan Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sketty42929.4917% safer
Cwmbwrla23429.9216% safer
Llwchwr29731.1111% safer
Birchgrove25531.6210% safer
St. Thomas27032.656% safer
Bonymaen32443.0520% more dangerous
Morriston71243.2520% more dangerous
Mynyddbach43347.6327% more dangerous
Townhill43948.2528% more dangerous
Uplands82252.1033% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Blaenhonddan

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Blaenhonddan Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour109821Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0. worse
Burglary1. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2. worse
Drugs0.670.580.750.83Getting worse
Other Crime1.60.581.60.67Safer
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0.670.080.170.33Getting worse
Public Order2.74.44.36Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.080.17Getting worse
Shoplifting0.250.080.580.83Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences14182117Safer

Changes In Blaenhonddan's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Blaenhonddan to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7149% more dangerous
Coventry77.4155% more dangerous
Croydon83.2258% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8160% more dangerous
Bristol86.2160% more dangerous
Leicester97.4464% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8766% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2868% more dangerous
Bradford133.0274% more dangerous
Leeds137.1075% more dangerous

Crime in Blaenhonddan's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cadoxton & Bryn-coch17125First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+188%+288%+127%+150%+143%+143%+450%+700%-10%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-25%+67%--86%--75%+200%--17%
Other Crime--67%--------50%
Other Theft---67%-+150%---67%-50%-
Public Order-+150%+250%-86%-29%+167%-+100%+100%-
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 safest small towns 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021