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.

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Summary of Crimes in Caerphilly This Year

 Caerphilly
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour50031.46
Bicycle Theft40.25
Burglary241.51
Criminal Damage and Arson221.38
Drugs402.52
Other Crime442.77
Other Theft633.96
Possession of Weapons110.69
Public Order19112.02
Robbery50.31
Shoplifting1449.06
Theft From the Person70.44
Vehicle Crime613.84
Violence and Sexual Offences39724.98

Caerphilly Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27181631Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.440.310.250.25Safer
Burglary1.73.24.01.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson113.53.61.4Safer
Drugs2.12.13.02.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.42.21.52.8Getting worse
Other Theft8894.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.690.630.69Getting worse
Public Order7131112Getting worse
Robbery0.190.250.500.31Safer
Shoplifting1010119Safer
Theft From the Person0.380.310.380.44Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.8663.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19283225Safer

Comparing Caerphilly to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Caerphilly63.74-
Coventry71.5011% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9914% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2314% more dangerous
Croydon77.1817% more dangerous
Bradford79.1920% more dangerous
London80.7021% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0228% more dangerous
Bristol91.5730% more dangerous
Leeds91.9031% more dangerous
Leicester102.5138% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9440% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+11%+194%+326%+128%+117%+48%+213%+68%+17%
Bicycle Theft---+100%-----
Burglary-40%--50%-80%-50%-88%-86%--67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-67%-29%-50%--75%-80%--33%
Drugs-43%---44%-+33%-+100%+100%
Other Crime-----+33%+400%--33%
Other Theft-64%-60%-79%-67%-21%-72%-88%-83%-38%
Possession of Weapons--50%-------
Public Order+78%+157%+60%-22%-50%+81%+67%+44%-32%
Shoplifting+50%-8%+33%-28%-17%-47%-33%-45%-44%
Theft From the Person--+100%------
Vehicle Crime-+56%-75%--90%-69%-44%-71%-83%
Violence and Sexual Offences-7%-46%-20%-52%-35%+41%-13%-21%+8%

Caerphilly's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Caerphilly
Bargoed1,0438525% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen5845417% safer
Blackwood6257414% more dangerous
Gelligaer1,317698% more dangerous
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn5294252% safer
Pontllanfraith518606% safer
Rhymney8789936% more dangerous

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