Caldicot Crime Overview

Caldicot is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 49th safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caldicot in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 56% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caldicot is the 344th safest small town, and the 3,442nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2019, Caldicot had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Caldicot are violence and sexual offences, with 227 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 199 offences and a difference of 2.80 from 2019's crime rate of 20. Caldicot's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Caldicot Compared To Gwent

Summary of Crimes in Caldicot This Year

 CaldicotGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28428.3923,95440.3042% safer
Bicycle Theft60.602860.4820% more dangerous
Burglary181.802,2213.74108% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson70.701,3262.23219% safer
Drugs161.601,7702.9886% safer
Other Crime141.401,4262.4071% safer
Other Theft303.003,3175.5886% safer
Possession of Weapons40.402570.438% safer
Public Order797.907,95713.3969% safer
Robbery10.102490.42320% safer
Shoplifting414.102,4244.080.49% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.302220.3723% safer
Vehicle Crime202.002,5004.21110% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22722.6919,20732.3142% safer

Caldicot Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Julians29533.9537% safer
Alway30835.1133% safer
Allt-yr-yn35338.3621% safer
Caerleon32641.9011% safer
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn57645.582.2% safer
Caldicot46646.58-
Panteg38149.937% more dangerous
Fairwater59350.898% more dangerous
Liswerry70351.149% more dangerous
Gaer49554.6815% more dangerous
Monmouth63956.6718% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Caldicot

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Caldicot Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25121028Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.600.600.700.60Safer
Burglary1.22.52.01.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson72.71.00.70Safer
Drugs1.01.10.501.6Getting worse
Other Crime2.20.901.41.4Safer
Other Theft4.92.83.13.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.10-0.500.40Getting worse
Public Order4.3888Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.20-0.10Safer
Shoplifting1264.94.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.50-0.30Safer
Vehicle Crime3.02.32.42.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12212023Getting worse

Changes In Caldicot's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Caldicot to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caldicot46.58-
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Caldicot's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Caldicot South41551First

Crime in Caldicot During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Caldicot change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Caldicot saw a 933% increase in anti-social behaviour. Caldicot saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 80% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+663%+933%+210%+178%+33%+200%+200%+58%+129%
Burglary-33%-+100%-+100%+200%-80%+50%-+300%
Criminal Damage and Arson--+100%--67%-----
Drugs----50%+200%---+100%-
Other Crime--75%--+100%-+100%---
Other Theft--33%-50%-40%+100%+50%+50%---
Possession of Weapons------50%----
Public Order-33%-70%-40%-14%-30%-50%-+9%+100%+20%
Shoplifting--80%--+200%-50%+150%-67%--33%
Vehicle Crime+300%-50%+100%+50%--75%-67%-33%--50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-32%+22%+60%+38%-33%+163%+120%-36%+57%-32%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Caldicot

What police force serves Caldicot?
Caldicot's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Caldicot?
Caldicot is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gwent.
What is Caldicot's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Caldicot are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Caldicot?
Caldicot's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021