Caerleon Crime Overview

Caerleon is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 41st safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caerleon in 2020 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 73% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caerleon is the 277th safest small town, and the 4,092nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2019, Caerleon was the worst small town in Gwent for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2017 was also a bad month for Caerleon residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Caerleon recorded 2 reports of robbery during March 2016, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for robbery in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Caerleon are violence and sexual offences, with 171 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 14% lower than 2019's figure of 195 offences and a difference of 3.08 from 2019's crime rate of 25. Caerleon's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Summary of Crimes in Caerleon This Year

 CaerleonGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26834.4423,95440.3017% safer
Bicycle Theft30.392860.4823% safer
Burglary131.672,2213.74124% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91.161,3262.2392% safer
Drugs70.901,7702.98231% safer
Other Crime101.291,4262.4086% safer
Other Theft293.733,3175.5850% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132570.43231% safer
Public Order617.847,95713.3971% safer
Shoplifting60.772,4244.08430% safer
Theft From the Person10.132220.37185% safer
Vehicle Crime151.932,5004.21118% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17121.9819,20732.3147% safer

Crime in Caerleon Compared To Gwent

Caerleon Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Malpas23830.3638% safer
Beechwood25132.2730% safer
St. Julians29533.9523% safer
Alway30835.1119% safer
Allt-yr-yn35338.369% safer
Caerleon32641.90-
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn57645.588% more dangerous
Caldicot46646.5810% more dangerous
Panteg38149.9316% more dangerous
Fairwater59350.8918% more dangerous
Liswerry70351.1418% more dangerous

Caerleon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18141134Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.640.260.510.39Safer
Burglary1.53.52.61.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91.81.91.2Safer
Drugs2.73.31.70.90Safer
Other Crime2.11.32.31.3Safer
Other Theft74.963.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.130.130.13No change
Public Order4.01098Getting worse
Shoplifting1.42.23.20.77Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.39-0.13Safer
Vehicle Crime4.13.54.21.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20242522Safer

Changes In Caerleon's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Caerleon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caerleon41.90-
Barnet67.7138% more dangerous
Coventry77.4146% more dangerous
Croydon83.2250% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8151% more dangerous
Bristol86.2151% more dangerous
Leicester97.4457% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8759% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2861% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in Caerleon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Caerleon32942First

Crime in Caerleon During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Caerleon change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Caerleon saw a 733% increase in anti-social behaviour. Caerleon saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 80% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+183%+733%+657%+400%+160%-29%+229%+200%+150%+200%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary----50%----+50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%---50%---+50%-
Drugs--50%-----33%-33%--
Other Crime--67%-50%-75%+100%---+100%-
Other Theft-50%--+67%--25%-+100%-43%-67%
Public Order-57%-25%+67%-29%-30%-33%-71%+400%+80%+20%
Shoplifting-71%--50%-----67%--
Vehicle Crime+100%-80%---80%-67%--67%-33%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-29%+50%+21%-45%+33%--18%-19%-24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Caerleon

What police force serves Caerleon?
Caerleon's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Caerleon?
Caerleon is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gwent.
What is Caerleon's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Caerleon are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Caerleon?
Caerleon's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021