Bargoed is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bargoed in 2021 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bargoed is the 113rd most dangerous small town, and the 755th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2018, Bargoed had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2016 was also a bad month for Bargoed residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Bargoed recorded 7 reports of other crime during May 2016, making its crime rate of 0.57 the worst for other crime in Gwent that month.
The most common crimes in Bargoed are violence and sexual offences, with 560 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 2.3% lower than 2020's figure of 573 offences and a difference of 1.06 from 2020's crime rate of 47. Bargoed's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.
Top 10 Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Gwent
18% higher, regional crime rate
17% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Bargoed is 18% higher than Wales and 17% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Bargoed 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||415||33.89||17,562||29.55||13% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||2||0.16||318||0.54||238% safer|
|Burglary||48||3.92||1,899||3.19||19% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||41||3.35||968||1.63||51% more dangerous|
|Drugs||40||3.27||1,482||2.49||24% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||33||2.69||1,388||2.34||13% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||90||7.35||3,344||5.63||23% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||14||1.14||260||0.44||61% more dangerous|
|Public Order||219||17.88||8,066||13.57||24% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.08||174||0.29||262% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||58||4.74||2,201||3.70||22% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||560||45.73||20,328||34.20||25% more dangerous|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Nantyglo and Blaina||663||69.88||32% safer|
|St. Julians||709||81.61||13% safer|
|Liswerry||1,334||97.04||5% more dangerous|
|Tredegar||1,579||102.34||10% more dangerous|
|Rhymney||942||106.08||13% more dangerous|
|Bettws||893||111.01||17% more dangerous|
|Cwmbran Central||1,417||133.62||31% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Public order||On or near Moorland Road||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Marsh Court||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Byron Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Elm Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Moorland Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Upper High Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Dyffryn Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near School Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Police Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Upper High Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Usk Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Police Station||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near South Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Mount Pleasant||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Pant Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Park Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Llancayo Park||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Llancayo Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Greenfield Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||27||18||40||34||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||2.6||2.9||3.4||Safer|
|Other Crime||2.9||2.2||2.5||2.7||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.98||0.57||0.65||1.1||Getting worse|
|Public Order||17||17||17||18||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.82||0.57||0.08||0.16||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.57||0.49||0.41||0.08||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||4.7||5.0||3.1||4.7||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||44||44||47||46||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Bargoed that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||102.24||10% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||18% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||25% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||29% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||30% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||39% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Aberbargoed & Gilfach||471||78||Second|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bargoed change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Bargoed saw a 700% increase in vehicle crime. Bargoed saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 91% compared to July in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+50%||-57%||-50%||+400%||-||-20%||-||-||+100%||+100%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||+100%||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-11%||-38%||+56%||+12%||-4%||+73%||+33%||+37%||-10%||-24%|