Caerleon is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 54th safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caerleon in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caerleon is the 345th safest small town, and the 3,178th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In July 2015, Caerleon was the worst small town in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2015 was also a bad month for Caerleon residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 2.1 per 1,000 residents.
The most common crimes in Caerleon are violence and sexual offences, with 181 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 5.0% higher than 2020's figure of 172 offences and a difference of 1.15 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Caerleon's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.
Top 10 Safest
Small Towns, Gwent
48% lower, regional crime rate
51% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Caerleon is 48% lower than Wales and 51% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Caerleon 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
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.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
Set up monthly updates on crime & public safety issues. We never spam.
Thanks! Please check your email and confirm your signup there.
|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||206||26.47||17,562||29.55||12% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||4||0.51||318||0.54||6% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||1.67||968||1.63||2.4% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||11||1.41||1,388||2.34||66% safer|
|Other Theft||32||4.11||3,344||5.63||37% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1||0.13||260||0.44||238% safer|
|Public Order||72||9.25||8,066||13.57||47% safer|
|Theft From the Person||1||0.13||174||0.29||123% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||20||2.57||2,201||3.70||44% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||181||23.26||20,328||34.20||47% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn||583||46.14||10% safer|
|Fairwater||597||51.23||0.92% more dangerous|
|Chepstow||644||51.80||2.0% more dangerous|
|Malpas||429||54.73||7% more dangerous|
|Caldicot||548||54.78||7% more dangerous|
|Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen||599||55.75||9% more dangerous|
View crime percentage over time for
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Park/Open Space||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near St Cadoc'S Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hadrian Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near Hospital||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near The Hawthorns||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Flavius Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Hadrian Close||Offender given a caution|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Home Farm Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Station Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Afon Lwyd Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Burglary||On or near Afon Lwyd Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near High Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|January 2022||Burglary||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|January 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lansdowne Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|January 2022||Burglary||On or near Yew Tree Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|January 2022||Public order||On or near Further/Higher Educational Building||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|January 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Flavius Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|January 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Centurion Gate||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|January 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Roman Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|January 2022||Other theft||On or near Larkfield Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||14||11||34||26||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.26||0.51||0.39||0.51||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||1.8||1.9||1.2||1.7||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.13||0.13||0.13||0.13||No change|
|Public Order||10||9||8||9||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.39||-||0.13||0.13||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||24||25||22||23||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Caerleon that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|The Twenty Ten Golf Course||1||-||1||-||2||1||0.03|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||24% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||38% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||44% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||44% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||50% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||55% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||59% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||61% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||62% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||66% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||-50%||-||-||-50%||-||-||-||+50%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-23%||-29%||+58%||+21%||-45%||+33%||-||-18%||-19%||-24%|