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Crime and Safety in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

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Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen in 2021 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 29% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen is the 413rd safest small town, and the 2,643rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2015, Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen are violence and sexual offences, with 308 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 2.9% lower than 2020's figure of 317 offences and a difference of 0.83 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

35% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

37% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen is 35% lower than Wales and 37% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Crime Rate Over Time

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Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen 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 Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202156599
202060640
201965700
201854585
201749522
201646496

Crime in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen This Year

 Bedwas, Trethomas and MachenGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23321.6917,56229.55 36% safer
Bicycle Theft10.093180.54 500% safer
Burglary252.331,8993.19 37% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131.219681.63 35% safer
Drugs222.051,4822.49 21% safer
Other Crime191.771,3882.34 32% safer
Other Theft383.543,3445.63 59% safer
Possession of Weapons60.562600.44 21% more dangerous
Public Order12011.178,06613.57 21% safer
Robbery10.092610.44 389% safer
Shoplifting181.682,1663.64 117% safer
Theft From the Person10.091740.29 222% safer
Vehicle Crime272.512,2013.70 47% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30828.6720,32834.20 19% safer

Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Caerleon39550.7610% safer
Fairwater59751.239% safer
Chepstow64451.808% safer
Malpas42954.731.9% safer
Caldicot54854.781.8% safer
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.75-
Monmouth64757.382.8% more dangerous
Caerphilly99662.6711% more dangerous
Pontllanfraith54263.0112% more dangerous
Beechwood50064.2813% more dangerous
Abertillery74865.6715% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

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Recent Crimes in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Park AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Coed-Y-PandyUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ty Pucca CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near DanygraigInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ael-Y-BrynUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Cherry Tree CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Forge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near ChathamInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dickens CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Dranllwyn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Bevan CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Napier StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Derwyn LasInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Herrick PlaceOffender given a caution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Laurel CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Dickens CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bryn CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14123722 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.280.190.190.09 Safer
Burglary3.54.21.72.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.21.61.81.2 Safer
Drugs2.02.82.72.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.01.41.61.8 Getting worse
Other Theft4.663.33.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.280.280.56 Getting worse
Public Order9111211 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.370.190.09 Safer
Shoplifting1.81.82.41.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.190.090.190.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime63.43.72.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22323029 Getting worse

Changes In Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen55.75-
Barnet67.0817% more dangerous
Croydon82.4832% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0538% more dangerous
Bristol90.5238% more dangerous
Coventry102.2445% more dangerous
Leicester111.5950% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0655% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6457% more dangerous
Bradford132.2858% more dangerous
Leeds150.9463% more dangerous

Crime in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bedwas & Trethomas39558First

Crime in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen saw a 740% increase in anti-social behaviour. Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 91% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+64%+740%+358%+160%+100%+69%+275%+170%+178%+450%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-25%---75%-40%-60%-91%-25%+33%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson--+33%----67%-50%-50%-
Drugs-67%--80%-+50%--67%+300%-+33%
Other Crime+400%-67%+100%-------
Other Theft+100%-83%-83%-60%-33%-67%-33%--88%-20%
Public Order-60%+100%+100%+36%+18%+250%-19%+75%-38%-33%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting----+100%-83%-+50%-+33%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+200%-40%-50%--20%+100%-25%--67%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences-24%-37%+13%-12%-7%-23%+78%-51%+64%+48%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

What police force serves Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen?
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.

How dangerous is Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen?
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent.

What is Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen?
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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