Crime Statistics for Porthcawl, Bridgend, August 2020

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Crime Statistics for Porthcawl, Porthcawl, Bridgend

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Porthcawl using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 143 street level crime incidents in Porthcawl in August 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Porthcawl, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime40
Anti Social Behaviour38
Public Order25
Criminal Damage Arson17
Burglary7
Other Theft6
Shoplifting5
Theft From The Person3
Bicycle Theft1
Drugs1
All Crime143

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Porthcawl. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Porthcawl

We've taken the ten nearest places to Porthcawl and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Porthcawl has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Porthcawl143
Newton (0.62 miles)131
Nottage (0.88 miles)103
Kenfig Hill (3.78 miles)102
South Cornelly (1.96 miles)12
Laleston (3.34 miles)12
Kenfig (2.78 miles)10
Mawdlam (2.78 miles)10
Tythegston (1.96 miles)7
Ogmore-by-Sea (3.1 miles)5

3.5%
of Bridgend residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Porthcawl

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Porthcawl and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Porthcawl40
Kenfig Hill39
Newton37
Nottage28
Laleston3
South Cornelly2
Kenfig2
Mawdlam2
Ogmore-by-Sea2
Tythegston1

Last updated: October 16, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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