Clydach Crime Overview

Clydach is the second safest small town in West Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Clydach in 2020 was 27 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 156% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clydach is the 94th safest small town, and the 4,376th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2016, Clydach was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Clydach are violence and sexual offences, with 117 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 29% lower than 2019's figure of 151 offences and a difference of 4.43 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Clydach's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Clydach Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Clydach This Year

 ClydachWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16621.6212,97333.2454% safer
Burglary91.171,4093.61209% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson151.953,1097.97309% safer
Drugs50.651,3773.53443% safer
Other Crime20.265591.43450% safer
Other Theft111.432,0375.22265% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132220.57338% safer
Public Order384.953,5949.2186% safer
Robbery10.131520.39200% safer
Shoplifting10.131,6114.133077% safer
Vehicle Crime111.431,6834.31201% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11715.2411,28828.9290% safer

Clydach Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Mumbles38523.2718% safer
Clydach21127.48-
Sketty42929.497% more dangerous
Cwmbwrla23429.928% more dangerous
Llwchwr29731.1112% more dangerous
Birchgrove25531.6213% more dangerous
St. Thomas27032.6516% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Clydach

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Recent Crimes in Clydach

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Penydre RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oakwood DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ramsey RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Edison CrescentOffender given a caution
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Faraday RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Faraday RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Faraday RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Faraday RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Faraday RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Faraday RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Pontardawe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Pontardawe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near LlwynonUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near LlwynonUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodlands AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Faraday RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Quarr RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ynys-Penllwch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Down StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Down StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Clydach Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11111022Getting worse
Burglary1.42.12.11.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.43.462.0Safer
Drugs1.20.910.520.65Safer
Other Crime1.30.650.520.26Safer
Other Theft1.73.11.71.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.130.130.13Safer
Public Order3.53.94.45.0Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.520.13Safer
Shoplifting0.520.130.390.13Safer
Vehicle Crime3.03.03.31.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15162015Safer

Changes In Clydach's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Clydach to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Clydach27.48-
Barnet67.7159% more dangerous
Coventry77.4165% more dangerous
Croydon83.2267% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8168% more dangerous
Bristol86.2168% more dangerous
Leicester97.4472% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8773% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2874% more dangerous
Bradford133.0279% more dangerous
Leeds137.1080% more dangerous

Crime in Clydach During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Clydach change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Clydach saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Clydach saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during December, when it fell by 89% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+167%+500%+300%+900%+67%-+43%-+567%+400%
Burglary----50%----+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson----67%-50%-80%-80%--33%-89%
Other Crime-------50%---
Other Theft----67%------
Public Order--33%-33%-33%+67%-20%+50%+200%--
Vehicle Crime-67%--80%---86%-67%---
Violence and Sexual Offences+30%-58%-20%+9%-27%-15%+150%-23%-22%-43%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Clydach

What police force serves Clydach?
Clydach's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Clydach?
Clydach is the second safest small town in West Glamorgan.
What is Clydach's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Clydach are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Clydach?
Clydach's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021