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Crime and Safety in Caerphilly

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Caerphilly is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 40th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caerphilly in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caerphilly is the 329th most dangerous small town, and the 2,019th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Caerphilly had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2016 was also a bad month for Caerphilly residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Caerphilly recorded 42 reports of vehicle crime during October 2016, making its crime rate of 2.6 the worst for vehicle crime in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Caerphilly are violence and sexual offences, with 436 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 3.7% higher than 2020's figure of 420 offences and a difference of 1.00 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Caerphilly's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Caerphilly 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

20% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

22% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Caerphilly is 20% lower than Wales and 22% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Caerphilly Crime Rate Over Time

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Caerphilly Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Caerphilly 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 Caerphilly

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202163996
2020691,089
2019831,318
2018761,212
2017671,058
2016731,156

Crime in Caerphilly Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Caerphilly This Year

 CaerphillyGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour37623.6617,56229.55 25% safer
Bicycle Theft60.383180.54 42% safer
Burglary402.521,8993.19 27% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson221.389681.63 18% safer
Drugs322.011,4822.49 24% safer
Other Crime271.701,3882.34 38% safer
Other Theft734.593,3445.63 23% safer
Possession of Weapons100.632600.44 30% more dangerous
Public Order21413.478,06613.57 0.74% safer
Robbery70.442610.440% safer
Shoplifting835.222,1663.64 30% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.441740.29 34% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime392.452,2013.70 51% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences43627.4320,32834.20 25% safer

Caerphilly Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chepstow64451.8021% safer
Malpas42954.7315% safer
Caldicot54854.7814% safer
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.7512% safer
Monmouth64757.389% safer
Caerphilly99662.67-
Pontllanfraith54263.010.54% more dangerous
Beechwood50064.282.5% more dangerous
Abertillery74865.674.6% more dangerous
Abergavenny67565.744.7% more dangerous
Gelligaer1,25865.924.9% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Caerphilly

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Recent Crimes in Caerphilly

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near BryngwynInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Meadow CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ludlow StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Heol Gwaun RhosUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ludlow StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cae Nant GochInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Castell MorgraigInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rectory CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol-Y-ParcUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rhymney TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near St Helen'S CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Castell MorgraigUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cae RhosInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Caerphilly Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18163324 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.310.250.250.38 Getting worse
Burglary3.24.01.52.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.53.61.51.4 Safer
Drugs2.13.02.62.0 Safer
Other Crime2.21.52.91.7 Getting worse
Other Theft894.64.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.690.630.760.63No change
Public Order13111313 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.500.310.44 Getting worse
Shoplifting1011105 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.380.440.44 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime664.22.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28322627 Getting worse

Changes In Caerphilly's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Caerphilly's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Dafydd Williams Park1----01.0

Comparing Caerphilly to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caerphilly62.67-
Barnet67.087% more dangerous
Croydon82.4824% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0530% more dangerous
Bristol90.5231% more dangerous
Coventry102.2439% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6452% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Caerphilly's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Caerphilly East81683First
Caerphilly South51748Second

Crime in Caerphilly During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Caerphilly change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Caerphilly saw a 400% increase in other crime. Caerphilly saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 90% compared to July in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Caerphilly's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+11%+194%+326%+128%+117%+48%+213%+68%+17%+93%
Bicycle Theft---+100%------
Burglary-40%--50%-80%-50%-88%-86%--67%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-67%-29%-50%--75%-80%--33%-
Drugs-43%---44%-+33%-+100%+100%-60%
Other Crime-----+33%+400%--33%+100%
Other Theft-64%-60%-79%-67%-21%-72%-88%-83%-38%+43%
Possession of Weapons--50%--------
Public Order+78%+157%+60%-22%-50%+81%+67%+44%-32%-22%
Shoplifting+50%-8%+33%-28%-17%-47%-33%-45%-44%+6%
Theft From the Person--+100%-------
Vehicle Crime-+56%-75%--90%-69%-44%-71%-83%-55%
Violence and Sexual Offences-7%-46%-20%-52%-35%+41%-13%-21%+8%-41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Caerphilly

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

How dangerous is Caerphilly?
Caerphilly is among the top 20 safest small town in Gwent.

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

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

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