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Gwent Crime Statistics

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Gwent is the 26th most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Gwent in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 34 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Gwent's larger towns and cities, Victoria is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Cwmbran Central, and Bettws comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Gwent, starting with Allt-yr-yn which ranks as the safest area in Gwent, followed up by Pillgwenlly in second place, and Gaer in third place.

Gwent Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Gwent represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Gwent Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour17,56229.55
Bicycle Theft3180.54
Burglary1,8993.19
Criminal Damage and Arson9681.63
Drugs1,4822.49
Other Crime1,3882.34
Other Theft3,3445.63
Possession of Weapons2600.44
Public Order8,06613.57
Robbery2610.44
Shoplifting2,1663.64
Theft From the Person1740.29
Vehicle Crime2,2013.70
Violence and Sexual Offences20,32834.20

Gwent's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Gwent
Abergavenny67566 10% safer
Abertillery74866 10% safer
Allt-yr-yn283.0 2272% safer
Alway62471 1.3% safer
Bargoed1,12692 22% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59956 29% safer
Beechwood50064 12% safer
Bettws893111 35% more dangerous
Blackwood64576 6% more dangerous
Caerleon39551 42% safer
Caerphilly99663 15% safer
Caldicot54855 32% safer
Chepstow64452 39% safer
Cwmbran Central1,417134 46% more dangerous
Fairwater59751 41% safer
Gaer485 1260% safer
Gelligaer1,25866 9% safer
Liswerry1,33497 26% more dangerous
Malpas42955 32% safer
Monmouth64757 26% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina66370 3.2% safer
Newport6,14245 60% safer
Panteg36648 50% safer
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn58346 56% safer
Pillgwenlly465 1287% safer
Pontllanfraith54263 14% safer
Rhymney942106 32% more dangerous
Ringland74890 20% more dangerous
Rogerstone51546 58% safer
St. Julians70982 12% more dangerous
Tredegar1,579102 30% more dangerous
Victoria1,217149 52% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Gwent

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20194030 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.640.660.480.54 Safer
Burglary4.34.43.73.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.83.02.21.6 Safer
Drugs2.52.63.02.5 Safer
Other Crime2.42.12.42.3 Getting worse
Other Theft8866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.450.430.44 Getting worse
Public Order13131314 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.470.520.420.44 Safer
Shoplifting664.13.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.640.520.370.29 Safer
Vehicle Crime664.23.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32343234 Getting worse
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