Alway Crime Overview

Alway is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 29th safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Alway in 2020 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 107% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Alway is the 174th safest small town, and the 5,365th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Alway was the worst small town in Gwent for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2019 was also a bad month for Alway residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Alway recorded 2 reports of robbery during May 2019, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst small town for robbery in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Alway are violence and sexual offences, with 150 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 141 offences and a difference of 1.03 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Alway's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Alway This Year

 AlwayGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19922.6923,95440.3078% safer
Bicycle Theft30.342860.4841% safer
Burglary121.372,2213.74173% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson182.051,3262.239% safer
Drugs60.681,7702.98338% safer
Other Crime141.601,4262.4050% safer
Other Theft151.713,3175.58226% safer
Possession of Weapons10.112570.43291% safer
Public Order525.937,95713.39126% safer
Robbery30.342490.4224% safer
Shoplifting40.462,4244.08787% safer
Theft From the Person20.232220.3761% safer
Vehicle Crime283.192,5004.2132% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15017.1019,20732.3189% safer

Crime in Alway Compared To Gwent

Alway Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rogerstone31127.5028% safer
Malpas23830.3616% safer
Beechwood25132.279% safer
St. Julians29533.953.4% safer
Alway30835.11-
Allt-yr-yn35338.368% more dangerous
Caerleon32641.9016% more dangerous
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn57645.5823% more dangerous
Caldicot46646.5825% more dangerous
Panteg38149.9330% more dangerous

Alway Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24121423Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.340.340.230.34Getting worse
Burglary0.913.82.71.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson173.02.02.0Safer
Drugs1.41.80.800.68Safer
Other Crime1.42.20.461.6Getting worse
Other Theft3.32.31.71.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.110.460.11Safer
Public Order4.7686Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.230.340.34Getting worse
Shoplifting2.31.50.460.46Safer
Vehicle Crime3.12.03.93.2Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11161617Getting worse

Changes In Alway's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Alway to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Alway35.11-
Barnet67.7148% more dangerous
Coventry77.4155% more dangerous
Croydon83.2258% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8159% more dangerous
Bristol86.2159% more dangerous
Leicester97.4464% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8766% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2867% more dangerous
Bradford133.0274% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Alway During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Alway change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Alway saw a 350% increase in public order. Alway saw a large fall in public order during October, when it fell by 86% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+306%+112%+111%+29%-29%+17%-+38%+233%
Burglary+100%----50%-+50%---
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%-+200%----+200%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime--+100%--+100%----
Other Theft-50%----67%--50%+100%+200%+100%
Public Order-75%-70%-67%+17%-40%+350%+50%-86%+33%-
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime-20%+50%-50%-+300%+100%-25%--50%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+33%+6%-60%-11%+36%-43%+183%+42%-13%+86%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Alway

What police force serves Alway?
Alway's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Alway?
Alway is among the top 5 safest small towns in Gwent.
What is Alway's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Alway are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Alway?
Alway's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021