Beechwood Crime Overview

Beechwood is the third safest small town in Gwent, and is the 25th safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Beechwood in 2020 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 125% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Beechwood is the 141st safest small town, and the 5,451st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Beechwood are violence and sexual offences, with 114 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 1.8% lower than 2019's figure of 116 offences and a difference of 0.26 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Beechwood's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Beechwood Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Beechwood This Year

 BeechwoodGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17923.0123,95440.3075% safer
Bicycle Theft30.392860.4823% safer
Burglary263.342,2213.7412% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91.161,3262.2392% safer
Drugs81.031,7702.98189% safer
Other Crime91.161,4262.40107% safer
Other Theft232.963,3175.5889% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132570.43231% safer
Public Order395.017,95713.39167% safer
Shoplifting10.132,4244.083038% safer
Theft From the Person20.262220.3742% safer
Vehicle Crime162.062,5004.21104% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11414.6519,20732.31121% safer

Beechwood Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rogerstone31127.5017% safer
Malpas23830.366% safer
Beechwood25132.27-
St. Julians29533.954.9% more dangerous
Alway30835.118% more dangerous
Allt-yr-yn35338.3616% more dangerous
Caerleon32641.9023% more dangerous
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn57645.5829% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Beechwood

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Recent Crimes in Beechwood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chaucer RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chaucer RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chaucer RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chaucer RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Heather RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Oxford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Victoria CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Christchurch RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Romney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Romney CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Romney CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Fforest GladeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Fforest GladeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eveswell Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Clevedon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Victoria CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Victoria CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Victoria CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Beechwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour138923Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.130.510.260.39Getting worse
Burglary1.92.84.23.3Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson51.01.91.2Safer
Drugs0.900.511.01.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.510.900.901.2Getting worse
Other Theft2.63.64.53.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.26-0.390.13Safer
Public Order4.03.765Getting worse
Shoplifting-0.130.260.13Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.130.260.26Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.94.24.42.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10151515Getting worse

Changes In Beechwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Beechwood to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Beechwood32.27-
Barnet67.7152% more dangerous
Coventry77.4158% more dangerous
Croydon83.2261% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8162% more dangerous
Bristol86.2163% more dangerous
Leicester97.4467% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8769% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2870% more dangerous
Bradford133.0276% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% more dangerous

Crime in Beechwood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Beechwood39264Second
Maendy78598First

Crime in Beechwood During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Beechwood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Beechwood saw a 1,850% increase in anti-social behaviour. Beechwood saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during December, when it fell by 80% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+1,100%+1,850%+675%+75%+40%--17%+25%-22%+200%
Burglary+40%-+150%-67%---67%+100%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%-75%----+100%--
Drugs--------50%--
Other Crime--------50%--
Other Theft--50%--40%-50%-+67%-67%-33%-
Public Order-50%-50%+50%-71%-20%+50%---+20%
Vehicle Crime-33%-+33%-50%-67%--75%--75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-46%+83%+14%+67%+9%+100%-54%-11%+17%-80%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Beechwood

What police force serves Beechwood?
Beechwood's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Beechwood?
Beechwood is the third safest small town in Gwent.
What is Beechwood's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Beechwood are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Beechwood?
Beechwood's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021