Penderry Crime Overview

Penderry is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Penderry in 2020 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 30% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Penderry is the 391st most dangerous small town, and the 2,590th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2018, Penderry had the worst crime rate in West Glamorgan for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2016 was also a bad month for Penderry residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Penderry are violence and sexual offences, with 316 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 28% lower than 2019's figure of 403 offences and a difference of 6.66 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Penderry's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Penderry Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Penderry This Year

 PenderryWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21016.0712,97333.24107% safer
Burglary382.911,4093.6124% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson997.583,1097.975% safer
Drugs241.841,3773.5392% safer
Other Crime231.765591.4319% more dangerous
Other Theft503.832,0375.2236% safer
Possession of Weapons20.152220.57280% safer
Public Order836.353,5949.2145% safer
Robbery40.311520.3926% safer
Shoplifting362.761,6114.1350% safer
Theft From the Person70.541720.4419% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime272.071,6834.31108% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31624.1811,28828.9220% safer

Penderry Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bonymaen32443.0526% safer
Morriston71243.2525% safer
Mynyddbach43347.6314% safer
Townhill43948.2512% safer
Uplands82252.104.1% safer
Cockett77255.762.7% more dangerous
Gorseinon59763.0114% more dangerous
Coedffranc79572.8025% more dangerous
Neath1,81293.6142% more dangerous
Castle2,590144.7363% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Penderry

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Penderry Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour20211216Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9978Safer
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft3.963.43.8Safer
Possession of Weapons0.690.540.460.15Safer
Public Order64.776Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.380.230.54Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences22243124Safer

Changes In Penderry's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Penderry's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Penderry that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Mynydd Newydd14-1-11132.4

Comparing Penderry to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7120% more dangerous
Coventry77.4130% more dangerous
Croydon83.2235% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8137% more dangerous
Bristol86.2137% more dangerous
Leicester97.4444% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8747% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2849% more dangerous
Bradford133.0259% more dangerous
Leeds137.1060% more dangerous

Crime in Penderry's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Penderry During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Penderry change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Penderry saw a 400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Penderry saw a large fall in public order during March, when it fell by 90% compared to March in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-58%+143%+170%+7%+38%+90%-+67%+110%+188%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-38%-29%-10%+57%+175%+13%-73%+17%+400%
Other Crime-+200%--75%----50%-+150%
Other Theft+200%-40%+67%+14%+20%+67%-83%-+100%+67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-90%+29%+20%-33%-58%-50%+300%-36%-+167%
Theft From the Person----+100%-----
Vehicle Crime---83%--60%-75%--+50%-20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+13%-37%-31%-40%-3%-35%-39%-19%-47%+52%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Penderry

What police force serves Penderry?
Penderry's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Penderry?
Penderry is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan.
What is Penderry's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Penderry are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Penderry?
Penderry's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021