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Crime and Safety in Abertillery

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Abertillery is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Abertillery 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, Abertillery is the 290th most dangerous small town, and the 1,797th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2018, Abertillery had the worst crime rate in Gwent for criminal damage and arson, with 36 crimes reported and a crime rate of 3.2 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Abertillery are violence and sexual offences, with 393 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 331 offences and a difference of 5.44 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Abertillery's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Abertillery 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 Abertillery is 14% lower than Wales and 16% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Abertillery Crime Rate Over Time

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Abertillery Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Abertillery 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 Abertillery

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202166748
202067763
201974848
201884962
201761700
201664732

Crime in Abertillery Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Abertillery This Year

 AbertilleryGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31827.9217,56229.55 6% safer
Bicycle Theft40.353180.54 54% safer
Burglary211.841,8993.19 73% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson242.119681.63 23% more dangerous
Drugs282.461,4822.49 1.2% safer
Other Crime232.021,3882.34 16% safer
Other Theft453.953,3445.63 43% safer
Possession of Weapons60.532600.44 17% more dangerous
Public Order15213.358,06613.57 1.6% safer
Robbery10.092610.44 389% safer
Shoplifting110.972,1663.64 275% safer
Theft From the Person10.091740.29 222% safer
Vehicle Crime393.422,2013.70 8% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39334.5020,32834.20 0.87% more dangerous

Abertillery Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.7518% safer
Monmouth64757.3814% safer
Caerphilly99662.674.8% safer
Pontllanfraith54263.014.2% safer
Beechwood50064.282.2% safer
Abertillery74865.67-
Abergavenny67565.740.11% more dangerous
Gelligaer1,25865.920.38% more dangerous
Nantyglo and Blaina66369.886% more dangerous
Alway62471.148% more dangerous
Blackwood64576.4614% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Abertillery

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Recent Crimes in Abertillery

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lawrence AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Duffryn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Roch StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Lower Royal LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Valley View RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norman StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Diamond Jubilee TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Powell StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lawrence AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Castle StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Park PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Lawrence AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bus/Coach StationUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Old Barn WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Norman StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other crimeOn or near New High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Barker AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Norman StreetLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Powell StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Abertillery Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28284028 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.260.350.180.35 Getting worse
Burglary3.83.23.61.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson83.23.02.1 Safer
Drugs1.20.880.792.5 Getting worse
Other Crime4.01.82.62.0 Safer
Other Theft7864.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.530.350.53 Getting worse
Public Order15151313 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.260.260.09 Safer
Shoplifting2.23.62.70.97 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.090.260.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime9553.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34322934 Getting worse

Changes In Abertillery's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Abertillery to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Abertillery65.67-
Barnet67.082.1% 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 Abertillery's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Abertillery North & Cwmtillery59566First

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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