Chepstow Crime Overview

Chepstow is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 51st most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chepstow in 2020 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 27% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chepstow is the 356th most dangerous small town, and the 2,324th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Chepstow had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Chepstow are violence and sexual offences, with 352 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 289 offences and a difference of 5.07 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Chepstow's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Chepstow Compared To Gwent

Summary of Crimes in Chepstow This Year

 ChepstowGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40032.1723,95440.3025% safer
Bicycle Theft20.162860.48200% safer
Burglary403.222,2213.7416% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson161.291,3262.2373% safer
Drugs423.381,7702.9812% more dangerous
Other Crime201.611,4262.4049% safer
Other Theft493.943,3175.5842% safer
Possession of Weapons30.242570.4379% safer
Public Order1108.857,95713.3951% safer
Robbery80.642490.4234% more dangerous
Shoplifting413.302,4244.0824% safer
Theft From the Person20.162220.37131% safer
Vehicle Crime262.092,5004.21101% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35228.3119,20732.3114% safer

Chepstow Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Panteg38149.9315% safer
Fairwater59350.8912% safer
Liswerry70351.1412% safer
Gaer49554.684.6% safer
Monmouth63956.670.92% safer
Chepstow71157.19-
Bettws47158.552.3% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen64059.574.0% more dangerous
Ringland51361.467% more dangerous
Pontllanfraith56765.9113% more dangerous
Abertillery76366.9915% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chepstow

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Chepstow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25191732Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.320.160.16Safer
Burglary0.721.93.13.2Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson61.41.31.3Safer
Drugs1.42.62.93.4Getting worse
Other Crime2.01.81.11.6Safer
Other Theft6773.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.320.240.24Safer
Public Order4.79139No change
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.320.240.400.64Getting worse
Shoplifting7763.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.560.640.480.16Safer
Vehicle Crime2.93.54.12.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17232328Getting worse

Changes In Chepstow's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Chepstow to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chepstow57.19-
Barnet67.7116% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2134% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2847% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Chepstow's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chepstow South60570First

Crime in Chepstow During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chepstow change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Chepstow saw a 500% increase in other crime. Chepstow saw a large fall in shoplifting during September, when it fell by 83% compared to September in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Chepstow's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+24%+365%+237%+89%+36%+100%-24%+150%+143%+22%
Burglary-33%+60%+75%-75%+50%+100%-67%--60%+400%
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%+300%-------67%
Drugs-50%-+50%-20%+33%---+150%-50%
Other Crime--+100%-+100%--50%-+200%+500%
Other Theft-60%---57%-50%+40%-20%-43%-67%+20%
Possession of Weapons------+100%---
Public Order-56%+22%-63%-29%-82%-15%-38%--50%-7%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-33%+67%-64%-80%-40%-71%-83%-60%-67%-57%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-63%-67%-40%-50%---+67%--67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+44%+230%-6%+42%-23%+3%+19%+143%-41%+11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chepstow

What police force serves Chepstow?
Chepstow's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Chepstow?
Chepstow is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent.
What is Chepstow's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Chepstow are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Chepstow?
Chepstow's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021