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Crime and Safety in Bettws, Gwent

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Bettws is the third most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bettws in 2021 was 111 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 35% higher than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bettws is the 54th most dangerous small town, and the 437th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Bettws had the worst crime rate in Gwent for other crime, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.4 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Bettws are violence and sexual offences, with 468 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 58. This is 3.0% lower than 2020's figure of 482 offences and a difference of 1.74 from 2020's crime rate of 60. Bettws's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 133% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Bettws 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

32% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

31% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bettws is 32% higher than Wales and 31% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bettws Crime Rate Over Time

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Bettws Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Bettws 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 Bettws

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021111893
2020121975
2019111894
201899796
2017109877
201685684

Crime in Bettws Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Bettws This Year

 BettwsGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40149.8517,56229.55 41% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft80.993180.54 45% more dangerous
Burglary475.841,8993.19 45% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson232.869681.63 43% more dangerous
Drugs202.491,4822.490% safer
Other Crime283.481,3882.34 33% more dangerous
Other Theft506.223,3445.63 9% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.372600.44 19% safer
Public Order18923.508,06613.57 42% more dangerous
Robbery40.502610.44 12% more dangerous
Shoplifting202.492,1663.64 46% safer
Theft From the Person30.371740.29 22% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime303.732,2013.70 0.80% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences46858.1820,32834.20 41% more dangerous

Bettws Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ringland74889.6124% safer
Bargoed1,12691.9421% safer
Liswerry1,33497.0414% safer
Tredegar1,579102.348% safer
Rhymney942106.084.6% safer
Bettws893111.01-
Cwmbran Central1,417133.6217% more dangerous
Victoria1,217149.2026% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bettws

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Recent Crimes in Bettws

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Medway RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Helford SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Itchen CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Monnow WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Tone CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Livale RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Mill HeathInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Bettws LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crouch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Welland CircleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Bettws CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tone CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Leach RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wye CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill HeathUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pen-Y-Bryn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Helford SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bettws CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Bettws Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32256550 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.750.750.99 Safer
Burglary2.64.466 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5.04.54.22.9 Safer
Drugs3.24.452.5 Safer
Other Crime4.53.253.5 Safer
Other Theft8766 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.250.870.37 Safer
Public Order18222724 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.620.620.50 Safer
Shoplifting4.02.61.62.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.990.990.500.37 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.74.63.13.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences46566058 Getting worse

Changes In Bettws's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bettws to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0865% safer
Croydon82.4835% safer
Sheffield90.0523% safer
Bristol90.5223% safer
Coventry102.249% safer
Bettws111.01-
Leicester111.590.52% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0610% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6414% more dangerous
Bradford132.2816% more dangerous
Leeds150.9426% more dangerous

Crime in Bettws's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bettws893111First

Crime in Bettws During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bettws change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Bettws saw a 1,000% increase in drugs. Bettws saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 86% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+55%+731%+517%+256%+156%+39%+313%+127%-10%+94%
Bicycle Theft-------50%---
Burglary+100%-17%+67%-+600%+250%--+167%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%--25%+100%+300%--+33%+50%-
Drugs-25%-+1,000%+67%--67%--+150%+50%
Other Crime--50%-+25%----67%-50%-50%
Other Theft+50%-43%+20%+67%+200%+25%-60%-83%+100%-50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-7%-6%+86%-14%+118%+58%+7%-5%-+20%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-------67%-67%--
Vehicle Crime-+67%-83%--33%--86%-+67%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+17%+31%+49%+12%-19%+24%-2%+3%-9%-36%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bettws

What police force serves Bettws?
Bettws's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.

How dangerous is Bettws?
Bettws is the third most dangerous small town in Gwent.

What is Bettws's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bettws are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Bettws?
Bettws's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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