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Crime and Safety in Bargoed

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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.

Bargoed 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

18% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

17% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bargoed is 18% higher than Wales and 17% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bargoed Crime Rate Over Time

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Bargoed Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Bargoed

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021921,126
2020911,111
2019931,133
20181001,228
2017831,014
2016841,027

Crime in Bargoed Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Bargoed This Year

 BargoedGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour41533.8917,56229.55 13% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.163180.54 238% safer
Burglary483.921,8993.19 19% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson413.359681.63 51% more dangerous
Drugs403.271,4822.49 24% more dangerous
Other Crime332.691,3882.34 13% more dangerous
Other Theft907.353,3445.63 23% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons141.142600.44 61% more dangerous
Public Order21917.888,06613.57 24% more dangerous
Robbery20.162610.44 175% safer
Shoplifting181.472,1663.64 148% safer
Theft From the Person10.081740.29 262% safer
Vehicle Crime584.742,2013.70 22% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences56045.7320,32834.20 25% more dangerous

Bargoed Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nantyglo and Blaina66369.8832% safer
Alway62471.1429% safer
Blackwood64576.4620% safer
St. Julians70981.6113% safer
Ringland74889.612.6% safer
Bargoed1,12691.94-
Liswerry1,33497.045% more dangerous
Tredegar1,579102.3410% more dangerous
Rhymney942106.0813% more dangerous
Bettws893111.0117% more dangerous
Cwmbran Central1,417133.6231% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bargoed

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Recent Crimes in Bargoed

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Moorland RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marsh CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Byron RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elm StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Upper High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Dyffryn StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near School StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Upper High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Usk RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near South StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mount PleasantUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Pant StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Park PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Llancayo ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Llancayo StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Greenfield StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Bargoed Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27184034 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.160.160.240.16 Safer
Burglary4.83.43.93.9 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson62.62.93.4 Safer
Drugs2.31.72.93.3 Getting worse
Other Crime2.92.22.52.7 Getting worse
Other Theft111287 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.980.570.651.1 Getting worse
Public Order17171718 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.820.570.080.16 Safer
Shoplifting4.53.82.11.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.570.490.410.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.75.03.14.7 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences44444746 Getting worse

Changes In Bargoed's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Bargoed's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Bargoed that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bargoed Park1912-631.7

Comparing Bargoed to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0837% safer
Croydon82.4811% safer
Sheffield90.052.1% safer
Bristol90.521.6% safer
Bargoed91.94-
Coventry102.2410% more dangerous
Leicester111.5918% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0625% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6429% more dangerous
Bradford132.2830% more dangerous
Leeds150.9439% more dangerous

Crime in Bargoed's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aberbargoed & Gilfach47178Second
Bargoed654106First

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 10 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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