Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Crime Overview

Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen is the 319th most dangerous small town, and the 2,134th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 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. February 2015 was also a bad month for Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.19 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen are violence and sexual offences, with 317 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 9% lower than 2019's figure of 347 offences and a difference of 2.80 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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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 Behaviour39636.8623,95440.309% safer
Bicycle Theft20.192860.48153% safer
Burglary181.682,2213.74123% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson191.771,3262.2326% safer
Drugs292.701,7702.9810% safer
Other Crime171.581,4262.4052% safer
Other Theft353.263,3175.5871% safer
Possession of Weapons30.282570.4354% safer
Public Order13012.107,95713.3911% safer
Robbery20.192490.42121% safer
Shoplifting262.422,4244.0869% safer
Theft From the Person20.192220.3795% safer
Vehicle Crime403.722,5004.2113% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31729.5019,20732.3110% safer

Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Liswerry70351.1416% safer
Gaer49554.689% safer
Monmouth63956.675% safer
Chepstow71157.194.2% safer
Bettws47158.551.7% safer
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen64059.57-
Ringland51361.463.1% more dangerous
Pontllanfraith56765.9110% more dangerous
Abertillery76366.9911% more dangerous
Victoria55768.2813% more dangerous
Caerphilly1,08968.5213% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

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Recent Crimes in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Thomas StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Thomas StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near St Margarets CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn AwelUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Coed-Y-PandyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Ael-Y-BrynUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ael-Y-BrynUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ael-Y-BrynUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ael-Y-BrynUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Station StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other crimeOn or near Royal OakUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Bryn-DolwenUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grays GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coronation StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20141237Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.370.280.190.19Safer
Burglary1.53.54.21.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson72.21.61.8Safer
Drugs1.12.02.82.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.12.01.41.6Getting worse
Other Theft64.663.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.370.280.28Safer
Public Order4.891112Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.090.370.19Safer
Shoplifting3.41.81.82.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.370.190.090.19Safer
Vehicle Crime4.563.43.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17223230Getting 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 Machen59.57-
Barnet67.7112% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8131% more dangerous
Bristol86.2131% more dangerous
Leicester97.4439% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2844% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bedwas & Trethomas41561First

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 most dangerous 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.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021