Caerphilly Crime Overview
Caerphilly is the 67th safest small town in Wales, and the 228th most dangerous overall out of the UK's small towns. The overall crime rate in Caerphilly in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people.
In February 2016, Caerphilly had the worst crime rate in Wales for robbery, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2016 was also a bad month for Caerphilly residents, when it was Wales's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 42 crimes at a rate of 2.6 per 1,000 residents. Caerphilly recorded 32 reports of burglary during November 2015, making its crime rate of 2.0 the worst for burglary in Wales that month.
The most common crimes in Caerphilly are violence and sexual offences, with 397 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 29% lower than 2019's figure of 513 offences and a difference of 7.30 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Caerphilly's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 4 crimes.
Caerphilly Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Caerphilly This Year
|Criminal Damage and Arson||22||1.38|
|Possession of Weapons||11||0.69|
|Theft From the Person||7||0.44|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||397||24.98|
Caerphilly Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||27||18||16||31||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||3.5||3.6||1.4||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.4||2.2||1.5||2.8||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.57||0.69||0.63||0.69||Getting worse|
|Public Order||7||13||11||12||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||0.38||0.31||0.38||0.44||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||19||28||32||25||Safer|
Comparing Caerphilly to the UK's Major Cities
|Small Towns||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||71.50||11% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||73.99||14% more dangerous|
|Kirklees||74.23||14% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||17% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||20% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||21% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||28% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||30% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||31% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||38% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||40% more dangerous|
Crime in Caerphilly During Coronavirus Lockdowns
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Caerphilly change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Caerphilly saw a 400% increase in other crime. Caerphilly saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 90% compared to July in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Caerphilly's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-25%||-67%||-29%||-50%||-||-75%||-80%||-||-33%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-50%||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||+100%||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-7%||-46%||-20%||-52%||-35%||+41%||-13%||-21%||+8%|
Caerphilly's Population Centres
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Caerphilly
What police force serves Caerphilly?Caerphilly's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Caerphilly?Caerphilly is the 67th safest small town in Wales.
What is Caerphilly's most common crime?The most common crimes in Caerphilly are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Caerphilly?Caerphilly's least common crime is bicycle theft.
Last updated: 01 Mar 2021