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Crime and Safety in Caerleon

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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.

Caerleon 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

48% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

51% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Caerleon is 48% lower than Wales and 51% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Caerleon Crime Rate Over Time

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Caerleon Crime Map

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

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Historical Crime Rates for Caerleon

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151395
202042329
201958450
201855426
201753413
201653416

Crime in Caerleon Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Caerleon This Year

 CaerleonGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20626.4717,56229.55 12% safer
Bicycle Theft40.513180.54 6% safer
Burglary212.701,8993.19 18% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131.679681.63 2.4% more dangerous
Drugs131.671,4822.49 49% safer
Other Crime111.411,3882.34 66% safer
Other Theft324.113,3445.63 37% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132600.44 238% safer
Public Order729.258,06613.57 47% safer
Shoplifting263.342,1663.64 9% safer
Theft From the Person10.131740.29 123% safer
Vehicle Crime202.572,2013.70 44% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18123.2620,32834.20 47% safer

Caerleon Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pillgwenlly465.20876% safer
Gaer485.30858% safer
Rogerstone51545.5311% safer
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn58346.1410% safer
Panteg36647.976% safer
Caerleon39550.76-
Fairwater59751.230.92% more dangerous
Chepstow64451.802.0% more dangerous
Malpas42954.737% more dangerous
Caldicot54854.787% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.759% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Caerleon

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Recent Crimes in Caerleon

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near St Cadoc'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hadrian CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near The HawthornsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Flavius CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hadrian CloseOffender given a caution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Home Farm CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Afon Lwyd CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Afon Lwyd CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lansdowne RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022BurglaryOn or near Yew Tree LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Flavius CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Centurion GateUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Roman WayUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other theftOn or near Larkfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Caerleon Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14113426 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.510.390.51 Getting worse
Burglary3.52.61.72.7 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1.81.91.21.7 Safer
Drugs3.31.70.901.7 Safer
Other Crime1.32.31.31.4 Safer
Other Theft4.963.94.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.130.130.13No change
Public Order10989 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.23.20.773.3 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.39-0.130.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.54.21.92.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24252223 Getting worse

Changes In Caerleon's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Caerleon's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Caerleon that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
The Twenty Ten Golf Course1-1-210.03

Comparing Caerleon to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caerleon50.76-
Barnet67.0824% more dangerous
Croydon82.4838% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0544% more dangerous
Bristol90.5244% more dangerous
Coventry102.2450% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6461% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Caerleon's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Caerleon39551First

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%-+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%+58%+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.

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