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Crime and Safety in Beechwood

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Beechwood is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Beechwood in 2021 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 12% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Beechwood is the 309th most dangerous small town, and the 1,894th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Beechwood was the worst small town in Gwent for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Beechwood residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Beechwood recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during March 2019, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Beechwood are violence and sexual offences, with 235 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 197 offences and a difference of 4.89 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Beechwood's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Beechwood 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

17% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

19% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Beechwood is 17% lower than Wales and 19% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Beechwood Crime Rate Over Time

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Beechwood Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Beechwood 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 Beechwood

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202164500
202057447
201964497
201857444
201749379
201651395

Crime in Beechwood Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Beechwood This Year

 BeechwoodGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21928.1517,56229.55 5.0% safer
Bicycle Theft30.393180.54 38% safer
Burglary344.371,8993.19 27% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson70.909681.63 81% safer
Drugs141.801,4822.49 38% safer
Other Crime151.931,3882.34 21% safer
Other Theft405.143,3445.63 10% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132600.44 238% safer
Public Order8210.548,06613.57 29% safer
Robbery30.392610.44 13% safer
Shoplifting60.772,1663.64 373% safer
Theft From the Person30.391740.29 26% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime577.332,2013.70 50% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences23530.2120,32834.20 13% safer

Beechwood Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Caldicot54854.7817% safer
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.7515% safer
Monmouth64757.3812% safer
Caerphilly99662.672.6% safer
Pontllanfraith54263.012.0% safer
Beechwood50064.28-
Abertillery74865.672.1% more dangerous
Abergavenny67565.742.2% more dangerous
Gelligaer1,25865.922.5% more dangerous
Nantyglo and Blaina66369.888% more dangerous
Alway62471.1410% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Beechwood

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Recent Crimes in Beechwood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Rochester RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Monmouth DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Worcester CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Chepstow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Constable DriveLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Kensington GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Clevedon RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vermeer CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hove AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Soho StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Beaufort RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Whistler CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Renoir RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Augustus John CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Conway RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Monmouth DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Conway RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Chepstow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crescent RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Romney CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Beechwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17183728 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.510.640.390.39 Safer
Burglary4.574.64.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.43.11.80.90 Safer
Drugs1.32.71.41.8 Safer
Other Crime1.81.82.31.9 Getting worse
Other Theft664.85 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.640.390.13 Safer
Public Order8101211 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.390.260.39 Safer
Shoplifting1.00.640.510.77 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.640.510.39 Safer
Vehicle Crime663.57 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences24242530 Getting worse

Changes In Beechwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Beechwood to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Beechwood64.28-
Barnet67.084.2% more dangerous
Croydon82.4822% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0529% more dangerous
Bristol90.5229% more dangerous
Coventry102.2437% more dangerous
Leicester111.5942% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0648% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6450% more dangerous
Bradford132.2851% more dangerous
Leeds150.9457% more dangerous

Crime in Beechwood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Beechwood36860Second
Maendy873109First

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 763% increase in anti-social behaviour. Beechwood saw a large fall in vehicle crime during October, when it fell by 89% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+167%+763%+438%+214%-13%-16%+18%+43%-21%+233%
Burglary+14%-57%+50%-75%+200%--33%-60%-20%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--25%-60%-------
Drugs----+200%---60%--
Other Crime-33%--------67%-
Other Theft-83%-20%-75%-+50%---67%-20%-80%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+38%+33%+78%-82%-71%-+350%+17%+33%+60%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting----------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-33%+100%+125%-71%-40%-50%-75%-89%-75%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-62%+40%+67%+64%+6%+129%--6%+63%-35%

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 among the top 20 most dangerous 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.

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