Search...
Home
/
Gwent
/
Blackwood

Crime and Safety in Blackwood

Page highlights:

Blackwood is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 22nd most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Blackwood in 2021 was 76 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 6% higher than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Blackwood is the 200th most dangerous small town, and the 1,251st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2017, Blackwood had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Blackwood are violence and sexual offences, with 277 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 2.9% higher than 2020's figure of 269 offences and a difference of 0.95 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Blackwood's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Blackwood 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

1.8% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

0.03% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Blackwood is 1.8% higher than Wales and 0.03% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Blackwood Crime Rate Over Time

>
Blackwood
Wales
England, Wales & NI

Blackwood Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Blackwood 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

Use Crime Map

Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.

Tap to view map
Incident key:
 
Low
 
Medium
 
High
Design element, blobs on the top Design element, blobs on the bottom

Monthly
Crime Reports

Set up monthly updates on crime & public safety issues. We never spam.

Area
All of the UK
Blackwood
Frequency
Monthly
ASAP
Type
Local Resident
Investor
Other

Historical Crime Rates for Blackwood

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202176645
202077653
2019107899
201892776
201788741
201678661

Crime in Blackwood Compared To Gwent

Are you researching this topic for an article or project?

We're available to answer questions about crime data and can supply custom data to support your work.

Questions & Requests

Email us directly

[email protected]

Summary of Crimes in Blackwood This Year

 BlackwoodGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39446.7017,56229.55 37% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.243180.54 125% safer
Burglary121.421,8993.19 125% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson80.959681.63 72% safer
Drugs182.131,4822.49 17% safer
Other Crime131.541,3882.34 52% safer
Other Theft283.323,3445.63 70% safer
Possession of Weapons80.952600.44 54% more dangerous
Public Order17921.228,06613.57 36% more dangerous
Robbery30.362610.44 22% safer
Shoplifting677.942,1663.64 54% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.361740.29 19% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime273.202,2013.70 16% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27732.8420,32834.20 4.1% safer

Blackwood Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Abertillery74865.6716% safer
Abergavenny67565.7416% safer
Gelligaer1,25865.9216% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina66369.889% safer
Alway62471.147% safer
Blackwood64576.46-
St. Julians70981.616% more dangerous
Ringland74889.6115% more dangerous
Bargoed1,12691.9417% more dangerous
Liswerry1,33497.0421% more dangerous
Tredegar1,579102.3425% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Blackwood

View crime percentage over time for

Recent Crimes in Blackwood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Wesley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holly PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Highbury DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Frost PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Palmer PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Frost PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Williams StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
February 2022Public orderOn or near ParklandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waunllwyn CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bryn-RhedynInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Parfitt PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Apollo WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Coronation RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parfitt PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Addison StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Blackwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28374347 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.470.120.24 Safer
Burglary3.04.04.01.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.64.52.70.95 Safer
Drugs0.953.23.02.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.92.01.71.5 Safer
Other Theft7663.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.590.24-0.95 Getting worse
Public Order18241821 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.470.240.36 Getting worse
Shoplifting141788 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.590.360.470.36 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.33.61.83.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37403233 Safer

Changes In Blackwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Blackwood to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0814% safer
Blackwood76.46-
Croydon82.487% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0515% more dangerous
Bristol90.5216% more dangerous
Coventry102.2425% more dangerous
Leicester111.5931% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0638% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6441% more dangerous
Bradford132.2842% more dangerous
Leeds150.9449% more dangerous

Crime in Blackwood During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Blackwood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Blackwood saw a 500% increase in other crime. Blackwood saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 87% compared to April in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Blackwood's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-19%+77%+78%+30%-30%-4%+72%+4%-20%+94%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--+200%-25%-+67%-75%-60%-33%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-33%-78%-50%----50%+200%-
Drugs--+100%+200%-50%--80%+100%+33%-75%
Other Crime+100%-50%---50%--+500%-80%-
Other Theft+40%-50%-60%+75%-17%-+33%+400%--40%
Public Order+6%-59%-63%-14%-29%+22%+15%-54%-55%-67%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-33%-87%-36%-43%-80%-25%-80%-72%-80%-43%
Vehicle Crime-50%-80%---67%-75%--75%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+93%-46%-50%-3%-6%-36%-32%-43%-35%-41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Blackwood

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

How dangerous is Blackwood?
Blackwood is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent.

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

What is the least common crime in Blackwood?
Blackwood's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Search icon

Search by area