Caerphilly Crime Overview

Caerphilly is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caerphilly in 2020 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caerphilly is the 209th most dangerous small town, and the 1,501st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2019, Caerphilly had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 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 2 reports of bicycle theft during May 2016, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst for bicycle theft in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Caerphilly are violence and sexual offences, with 420 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 22% lower than 2019's figure of 513 offences and a difference of 5.85 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Caerphilly's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Caerphilly This Year

 CaerphillyGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour52733.1623,95440.3022% safer
Bicycle Theft40.252860.4892% safer
Burglary241.512,2213.74148% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson241.511,3262.2348% safer
Drugs422.641,7702.9813% safer
Other Crime462.891,4262.4017% more dangerous
Other Theft734.593,3175.5822% safer
Possession of Weapons120.762570.4343% more dangerous
Public Order20512.907,95713.393.8% safer
Robbery50.312490.4235% safer
Shoplifting16110.132,4244.0860% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.442220.3716% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime664.152,5004.211.4% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42026.4319,20732.3122% safer

Crime in Caerphilly Compared To Gwent

Caerphilly Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen64059.5715% safer
Ringland51361.4611% safer
Pontllanfraith56765.914.0% safer
Abertillery76366.992.3% safer
Victoria55768.280.35% safer
Caerphilly1,08968.52-
Abergavenny73571.594.3% more dangerous
Gelligaer1,40173.417% more dangerous
Blackwood65377.4111% more dangerous
Nantyglo and Blaina73577.4712% more dangerous
Tredegar1,27382.5117% more dangerous

Caerphilly Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27181633Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.440.310.250.25Safer
Burglary1.73.24.01.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson113.53.61.5Safer
Drugs2.12.13.02.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.42.21.52.9Getting worse
Other Theft8894.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.570.690.630.76Getting worse
Public Order7131113Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.250.500.31Safer
Shoplifting10101110No change
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.310.380.44Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.8664.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19283226Safer

Changes In Caerphilly's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Caerphilly to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.711.2% safer
Caerphilly68.52-
Coventry77.4111% more dangerous
Croydon83.2218% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8120% more dangerous
Bristol86.2121% more dangerous
Leicester97.4430% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8733% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0248% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Caerphilly's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Caerphilly East87889First
Caerphilly South58855Second

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 10 most dangerous small towns 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.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021