Crime in Gwent

Gwent is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Gwent in 2020 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 32 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Gwent's larger towns and cities, Cwmbran Central is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Rhymney, and Pillgwenlly comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Gwent, starting with Rogerstone which ranks as the safest area in Gwent, followed up by Malpas in second place, and Beechwood in third place.

Crime Map of Gwent

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Gwent Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour23,95440.30
Bicycle Theft2860.48
Burglary2,2213.74
Criminal Damage and Arson1,3262.23
Drugs1,7702.98
Other Crime1,4262.40
Other Theft3,3175.58
Possession of Weapons2570.43
Public Order7,95713.39
Robbery2490.42
Shoplifting2,4244.08
Theft From the Person2220.37
Vehicle Crime2,5004.21
Violence and Sexual Offences19,20732.31

Gwent's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Gwent
Abergavenny735721.4% safer
Abertillery763678% safer
Allt-yr-yn3533889% safer
Alway30835107% safer
Bargoed1,1119120% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen6406022% safer
Beechwood25132125% safer
Bettws4715924% safer
Blackwood653776% more dangerous
Caerleon3264273% safer
Caerphilly1,089696% safer
Caldicot4664756% safer
Chepstow7115727% safer
Cwmbran Central1,36012843% more dangerous
Fairwater5935143% safer
Gaer4955533% safer
Gelligaer1,401731.1% more dangerous
Liswerry7035142% safer
Malpas23830139% safer
Monmouth6395728% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina735776% more dangerous
Newport6,4634753% safer
Panteg3815045% safer
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn5764659% safer
Pillgwenlly8359423% more dangerous
Pontllanfraith5676610% safer
Rhymney93610531% more dangerous
Ringland5136118% safer
Rogerstone31128164% safer
St. Julians29534114% safer
Tredegar1,2738312% more dangerous
Victoria557686% safer

Crime Trends in Gwent

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31201940Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.640.660.48Safer
Burglary1.84.34.43.7Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson133.83.02.2Safer
Drugs2.62.52.63.0Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.42.12.4Getting worse
Other Theft8886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.370.450.43Getting worse
Public Order7131313Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.470.520.42Safer
Shoplifting7664.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.640.520.37Safer
Vehicle Crime6664.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22323432Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021