Bargoed Crime Overview

Bargoed is among the top 5 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 2020 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bargoed is the 80th most dangerous small town, and the 688th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Bargoed had the worst crime rate in Gwent for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2018 was also a bad month for Bargoed residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Bargoed recorded 2 reports of robbery during November 2016, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst for robbery in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Bargoed are violence and sexual offences, with 573 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 7% higher than 2019's figure of 534 offences and a difference of 3.19 from 2019's crime rate of 44. Bargoed's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 600% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Bargoed This Year

 BargoedGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour49640.5023,95440.300.49% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.242860.48100% safer
Burglary483.922,2213.744.6% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson362.941,3262.2324% more dangerous
Drugs362.941,7702.981.4% safer
Other Crime312.531,4262.405% more dangerous
Other Theft967.843,3175.5829% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.652570.4334% more dangerous
Public Order21017.157,95713.3922% more dangerous
Robbery10.082490.42425% safer
Shoplifting262.122,4244.0892% safer
Theft From the Person50.412220.3710% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime383.102,5004.2136% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57346.7919,20732.3131% more dangerous

Crime in Bargoed Compared To Gwent

Bargoed Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Abergavenny73571.5927% safer
Gelligaer1,40173.4124% safer
Blackwood65377.4117% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina73577.4717% safer
Tredegar1,27382.5110% safer
Bargoed1,11190.72-
Pillgwenlly83594.423.9% more dangerous
Rhymney936105.4114% more dangerous
Cwmbran Central1,360128.2429% more dangerous

Bargoed Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36271840Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.410.160.160.24Safer
Burglary1.44.83.43.9Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1462.62.9Safer
Drugs1.82.31.72.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.92.92.22.5Getting worse
Other Theft1011128Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.980.570.65Getting worse
Public Order10171717Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.820.570.08Safer
Shoplifting64.53.82.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.490.570.490.41Safer
Vehicle Crime4.54.75.03.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31444447Getting worse

Changes In Bargoed's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Bargoed to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7134% safer
Coventry77.4117% safer
Croydon83.229% safer
Sheffield85.816% safer
Bristol86.215% safer
Bargoed90.72-
Leicester97.447% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8712% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2815% more dangerous
Bradford133.0232% more dangerous
Leeds137.1034% more dangerous

Crime in Bargoed's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aberbargoed & Gilfach49782Second
Bargoed618100First

Crime in Bargoed During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+9%+432%+311%+107%+74%+450%+233%+243%+143%+146%
Burglary-20%+400%-71%-33%-50%-+100%-+50%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-57%-50%+400%--20%--+100%+100%
Drugs+150%-+300%-67%+25%+100%-50%+100%+200%+300%
Other Crime--67%+150%-+200%+300%+200%-67%+100%-
Other Theft-9%-56%-79%--64%--64%-21%-38%-45%
Possession of Weapons----+100%--+100%--
Public Order+60%-35%+31%+86%-4%-10%-17%-35%-5%+140%
Shoplifting-83%-25%-+150%-25%+25%-67%--60%-
Vehicle Crime-67%-50%-50%--91%--71%-+700%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%-38%+56%+12%-4%+73%+33%+37%-10%-24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bargoed

What police force serves Bargoed?
Bargoed's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Bargoed?
Bargoed is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Gwent.
What is Bargoed's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bargoed are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bargoed?
Bargoed's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021