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Crime and Safety in Clydach

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Clydach is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Clydach in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 53% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Clydach is the 298th safest small town, and the 3,660th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Clydach was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for criminal damage and arson, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.2 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Clydach residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Clydach recorded 6 reports of vehicle crime during January 2020, making its crime rate of 0.78 the worst small town for vehicle crime in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Clydach are violence and sexual offences, with 181 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 0.55% higher than 2020's figure of 180 offences and a difference of 0.13 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Clydach's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Clydach 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Glamorgan

60% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

63% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Clydach is 60% lower than Wales and 63% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Clydach Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Clydach 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 Clydach

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202147361
202045346
201962479
201855422
201749375
201657438

Crime in Clydach Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Clydach This Year

 ClydachWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15520.1910,50326.91 33% safer
Bicycle Theft10.132240.57 338% safer
Burglary111.431,1152.86 100% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson678.733,1808.15 7% more dangerous
Drugs111.431,2923.31 131% safer
Other Crime101.305441.39 7% safer
Other Theft151.951,9294.94 153% safer
Public Order536.904,11010.53 53% safer
Shoplifting20.261,3643.49 1242% safer
Vehicle Crime101.301,4513.72 186% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18123.5812,32031.56 34% safer

Clydach Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bonymaen486.38637% safer
Castle1417.88497% safer
Birchgrove9611.90295% safer
Llwchwr30932.3645% safer
Blaenhonddan42535.4833% safer
Clydach36147.02-
Coedffranc63357.9719% more dangerous
Gorseinon66770.4033% more dangerous
Cockett1,13481.9043% more dangerous
Neath2,034105.0855% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Clydach

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Recent Crimes in Clydach

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Edison CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Penydre RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Langer WayLocal resolution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Gwalia CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Tanycoed RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clydach RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tyle TegInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tyle TegUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Heol Graig-FelenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tyle TegUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol Graig-FelenUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ffynnon WenUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bryn TirionUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BrynamlwgUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Heol ValentineUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tyle TegInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Factory RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Clydach Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15143320 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft--0.130.13 Safer
Burglary4.43.52.21.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7859 Getting worse
Drugs1.21.00.911.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.780.910.521.3 Getting worse
Other Theft4.23.12.22.0 Safer
Public Order6787 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.40.910.390.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime562.11.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24312324 Safer

Changes In Clydach's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Clydach to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Clydach47.02-
Barnet67.0830% more dangerous
Croydon82.4843% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0548% more dangerous
Bristol90.5248% more dangerous
Coventry102.2454% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6464% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% 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 1,150% increase in anti-social behaviour. Clydach saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 93% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+300%+457%+236%+1,150%-+9%+27%+11%+775%+475%
Burglary--50%--67%----33%+150%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%-33%-75%--67%-71%-89%+600%+67%-75%
Drugs------+100%---50%
Other Crime-------50%-50%--
Other Theft--+100%-75%-+200%-+100%--
Public Order-25%--14%+33%-29%+17%-57%+200%+350%-
Vehicle Crime-67%--60%-75%--93%-75%--33%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+21%-62%-17%+36%-46%+5%+23%-11%-27%-52%

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 among the top 5 most dangerous 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 crime is bicycle theft.

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