Townhill Crime Overview

Townhill is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of West Glamorgan's 70 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Townhill in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Townhill is the 381st safest small town, and the 3,253rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2019, Townhill was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2017 was also a bad month for Townhill residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Townhill are violence and sexual offences, with 182 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 0.55% lower than 2019's figure of 183 offences and a difference of 0.11 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Townhill's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Townhill Compared To West Glamorgan

Summary of Crimes in Townhill This Year

 TownhillWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17519.2312,97333.2473% safer
Bicycle Theft10.112730.70536% safer
Burglary242.641,4093.6137% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson707.693,1097.973.6% safer
Drugs323.521,3773.530.28% safer
Other Crime111.215591.4318% safer
Other Theft232.532,0375.22106% safer
Possession of Weapons90.992220.5742% more dangerous
Public Order525.723,5949.2161% safer
Robbery30.331520.3918% safer
Shoplifting60.661,6114.13526% safer
Theft From the Person20.221720.44100% safer
Vehicle Crime242.641,6834.3163% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18220.0011,28828.9245% safer

Townhill Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Thomas27032.6548% safer
Blaenhonddan41534.6539% safer
Bonymaen32443.0512% safer
Morriston71243.2512% safer
Mynyddbach43347.631.3% safer
Townhill43948.25-
Uplands82252.107% more dangerous
Penderry70954.2611% more dangerous
Cockett77255.7613% more dangerous
Gorseinon59763.0123% more dangerous
Coedffranc79572.8034% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Townhill

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Townhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16121119Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.330.330.550.11Safer
Burglary3.41.82.82.6No change
Criminal Damage and Arson10988Safer
Drugs0.881.41.63.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.660.661.2Getting worse
Other Theft4.13.83.72.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.11-0.440.99Getting worse
Public Order664.56Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.440.110.33Getting worse
Shoplifting0.220.330.220.66Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.110.110.22Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.82.44.22.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18192020Getting worse

Changes In Townhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Townhill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Townhill48.25-
Barnet67.7129% more dangerous
Coventry77.4138% more dangerous
Croydon83.2242% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8144% more dangerous
Bristol86.2144% more dangerous
Leicester97.4450% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8753% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2855% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Townhill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Townhill77585First

Crime in Townhill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Townhill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Townhill saw a 575% increase in anti-social behaviour. Townhill saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 88% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+38%+138%+53%-36%+100%-+180%+78%+575%+113%
Burglary-75%+200%------67%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-42%+50%-40%+67%-60%+250%-67%-67%+125%+40%
Drugs-----+200%+400%+100%-75%-
Other Crime-50%----+100%----
Other Theft-50%-+100%-75%-50%+67%-50%-75%-+100%
Possession of Weapons---+100%----50%--
Public Order+400%+40%-71%+25%-17%+250%-17%-33%-+500%
Robbery----------
Vehicle Crime----67%--71%-88%---
Violence and Sexual Offences+57%-29%-38%+11%-32%-32%-6%-47%+82%+144%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Townhill

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021