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Crime and Safety in Abergavenny

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Abergavenny is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Abergavenny in 2021 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Abergavenny is the 288th most dangerous small town, and the 1,786th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2017, Abergavenny had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Abergavenny are violence and sexual offences, with 274 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 21% lower than 2020's figure of 332 offences and a difference of 5.65 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Abergavenny's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Abergavenny 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

14% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

16% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Abergavenny is 14% lower than Wales and 16% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Abergavenny Crime Rate Over Time

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Abergavenny Crime Map

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

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Abergavenny

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202166675
202072735
201981829
201883856
201764660
201665671

Crime in Abergavenny Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Abergavenny This Year

 AbergavennyGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27726.9817,56229.55 10% safer
Bicycle Theft70.683180.54 21% more dangerous
Burglary302.921,8993.19 9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111.079681.63 52% safer
Drugs282.731,4822.49 9% more dangerous
Other Crime151.461,3882.34 60% safer
Other Theft737.113,3445.63 21% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.582600.44 24% more dangerous
Public Order13112.768,06613.57 6% safer
Robbery60.582610.44 24% more dangerous
Shoplifting716.922,1663.64 47% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.191740.29 53% safer
Vehicle Crime212.052,2013.70 80% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27426.6920,32834.20 28% safer

Abergavenny Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Monmouth64757.3815% safer
Caerphilly99662.674.9% safer
Pontllanfraith54263.014.3% safer
Beechwood50064.282.3% safer
Abertillery74865.670.11% safer
Abergavenny67565.74-
Gelligaer1,25865.920.27% more dangerous
Nantyglo and Blaina66369.886% more dangerous
Alway62471.148% more dangerous
Blackwood64576.4614% more dangerous
St. Julians70981.6119% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Abergavenny

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Recent Crimes in Abergavenny

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near St John'S StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Lewis'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Merthyr RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Monmouth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Chain RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Hereford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Majors CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Hatherleigh PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maple CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cross StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Mill StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Orchard StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hillcrest RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Prospect RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Plantagenet CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chain RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Abergavenny Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21203527 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.880.390.390.68 Getting worse
Burglary3.13.92.52.9 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3.02.51.81.1 Safer
Drugs4.74.74.22.7 Safer
Other Crime2.02.01.81.5 Safer
Other Theft11867 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.880.290.58 Safer
Public Order13171313 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.290.490.290.58 Getting worse
Shoplifting894.57 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.680.290.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.63.74.22.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32283227 Getting worse

Changes In Abergavenny's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Abergavenny to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Abergavenny65.74-
Barnet67.082.0% more dangerous
Croydon82.4820% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0527% more dangerous
Bristol90.5227% more dangerous
Coventry102.2436% more dangerous
Leicester111.5941% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0647% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6449% more dangerous
Bradford132.2850% more dangerous
Leeds150.9456% more dangerous

Crime in Abergavenny's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Abergavenny North42455First

Crime in Abergavenny During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Abergavenny change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Abergavenny saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Abergavenny saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Abergavenny's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-12%+250%+172%+24%+142%-+171%+37%-6%+118%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-20%---+200%+33%-60%-50%-50%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+20%-+300%-80%--+100%--50%
Drugs+50%-+133%-13%+17%--75%+25%--70%
Other Crime-50%-+100%-50%--50%-+100%-75%-
Other Theft+50%-60%-30%-50%+133%-25%-20%-63%-25%-60%
Public Order+10%+8%-57%-71%-21%+40%-6%-42%-9%+25%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-13%-50%+100%-60%-50%-73%-71%-64%-83%-60%
Vehicle Crime+125%-33%-38%-+150%+500%-50%--25%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-4%-+10%-22%+41%+43%+4%+61%-24%+85%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Abergavenny

What police force serves Abergavenny?
Abergavenny's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.

How dangerous is Abergavenny?
Abergavenny is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent.

What is Abergavenny's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Abergavenny are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Abergavenny?
Abergavenny's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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