Abertillery Crime Overview

Abertillery is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 36th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Abertillery in 2020 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 8% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Abertillery is the 231st most dangerous small town, and the 1,608th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Abertillery was the worst small town in Gwent for criminal damage and arson, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.35 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Abertillery residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Abertillery recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during November 2019, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Abertillery are violence and sexual offences, with 331 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 12% lower than 2019's figure of 370 offences and a difference of 3.42 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Abertillery's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Abertillery This Year

 AbertilleryGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour45139.6023,95440.301.8% safer
Bicycle Theft20.182860.48167% safer
Burglary413.602,2213.743.9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson342.991,3262.2325% more dangerous
Drugs90.791,7702.98277% safer
Other Crime292.551,4262.406% more dangerous
Other Theft665.793,3175.583.6% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.352570.4323% safer
Public Order14913.087,95713.392.4% safer
Robbery30.262490.4262% safer
Shoplifting312.722,4244.0850% safer
Theft From the Person30.262220.3742% safer
Vehicle Crime615.362,5004.2121% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences33129.0619,20732.3111% safer

Crime in Abertillery Compared To Gwent

Abertillery Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chepstow71157.1917% safer
Bettws47158.5514% safer
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen64059.5712% safer
Ringland51361.469% safer
Pontllanfraith56765.911.6% safer
Abertillery76366.99-
Victoria55768.281.9% more dangerous
Caerphilly1,08968.522.2% more dangerous
Abergavenny73571.596% more dangerous
Gelligaer1,40173.419% more dangerous
Blackwood65377.4113% more dangerous

Abertillery Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32282840Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.350.260.350.18Safer
Burglary1.63.83.23.6Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1583.23.0Safer
Drugs1.01.20.880.79Safer
Other Crime1.74.01.82.6Getting worse
Other Theft8786Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.260.530.35Safer
Public Order5151513Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.530.180.260.26Safer
Shoplifting3.92.23.62.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.26-0.090.26Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6955Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18343229Getting worse

Changes In Abertillery's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Abertillery to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Abertillery66.99-
Barnet67.711.1% more dangerous
Coventry77.4113% more dangerous
Croydon83.2220% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8122% more dangerous
Bristol86.2122% more dangerous
Leicester97.4431% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8735% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2838% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1051% more dangerous

Crime in Abertillery's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Abertillery North & Cwmtillery63170First

Crime in Abertillery During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Abertillery change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Abertillery saw a 1,100% increase in vehicle crime. Abertillery saw a large fall in other theft during March, when it fell by 86% compared to March in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Abertillery's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+268%+60%+71%+2%-25%+91%+224%+7%+86%
Burglary-17%-50%--80%+300%+100%-+100%-67%+150%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+75%+20%+25%-50%-50%--50%+100%-
Drugs-50%-50%--+100%-----
Other Crime-+200%-50%+50%+400%-50%-+100%+100%-50%
Other Theft-86%-60%-25%-22%-33%-13%+40%-50%-71%-13%
Possession of Weapons-75%---------
Public Order-18%+36%+50%-33%-36%+31%-13%--45%-53%
Shoplifting-25%-43%--+100%+400%+500%---
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-50%-+200%-44%-55%-25%-25%-+350%+1,100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%+47%+3%-33%+11%+22%+13%-32%-29%-46%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Abertillery

What police force serves Abertillery?
Abertillery's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Abertillery?
Abertillery is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent.
What is Abertillery's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Abertillery are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Abertillery?
Abertillery's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021