Crime Statistics for Wattstown, Pontygwaith, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff

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Crime Statistics for Wattstown, Pontygwaith, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Wattstown using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 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 112 street level crime incidents in Wattstown in December 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 Wattstown, 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 Crime44
Anti Social Behaviour31
Criminal Damage Arson10
Other Theft8
Public Order6
Burglary4
Drugs4
Vehicle Crime4
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime112

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Wattstown. 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 Wattstown

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Tonypandy (1.39 miles)126
Wattstown112
Pontygwaith (0.88 miles)97
Porth (1.39 miles)90
Tylorstown (1.39 miles)80
Ystrad (2.24 miles)71
Blaen Clydach (1.86 miles)69
Cymmer (1.96 miles)69
Ferndale (2.24 miles)62
Edmondstown (1.96 miles)28

3.2%
of Rhondda Cynon Taf residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Wattstown

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Wattstown44
Tonypandy39
Pontygwaith32
Porth32
Cymmer29
Tylorstown26
Ystrad25
Ferndale20
Edmondstown15
Blaen Clydach14

Last updated: February 5, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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