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Crime and Safety in Chepstow

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Chepstow is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 57th safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chepstow in 2021 was 52 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 39% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chepstow is the 364th safest small town, and the 3,047th 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 295 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 19% lower than 2020's figure of 352 offences and a difference of 4.58 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Chepstow's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 167% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Chepstow 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

45% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

48% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Chepstow is 45% lower than Wales and 48% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Chepstow Crime Rate Over Time

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Chepstow Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Chepstow 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 Chepstow

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202152644
202057711
201963780
201858717
201750618
201654677

Crime in Chepstow Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Chepstow This Year

 ChepstowGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31225.0917,56229.55 18% safer
Bicycle Theft70.563180.54 3.6% more dangerous
Burglary272.171,8993.19 47% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131.059681.63 55% safer
Drugs312.491,4822.490% safer
Other Crime171.371,3882.34 71% safer
Other Theft725.793,3445.63 2.8% more dangerous
Public Order1108.858,06613.57 53% safer
Robbery30.242610.44 83% safer
Shoplifting504.022,1663.64 9% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.321740.29 9% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime151.212,2013.70 206% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29523.7320,32834.20 44% safer

Chepstow Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rogerstone51545.5314% safer
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn58346.1412% safer
Panteg36647.978% safer
Caerleon39550.762.0% safer
Fairwater59751.231.1% safer
Chepstow64451.80-
Malpas42954.735% more dangerous
Caldicot54854.785% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.757% more dangerous
Monmouth64757.3810% more dangerous
Caerphilly99662.6717% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chepstow

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Recent Crimes in Chepstow

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Beaufort SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Caird StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Danes CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Raglan WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lower Church StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nelson StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coed BarnetsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Thornwell RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hale WoodUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Waters WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Caird StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Newport RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Middle StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Caird StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Chepstow Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19173225 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.320.160.160.56 Getting worse
Burglary1.93.13.22.2 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1.41.31.31.0 Safer
Drugs2.62.93.42.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.11.61.4 Safer
Other Theft773.96 Safer
Public Order91399No change
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.400.640.24 Safer
Shoplifting763.34.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.640.480.160.32 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.54.12.11.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23232824 Getting worse

Changes In Chepstow's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Chepstow to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chepstow51.80-
Barnet67.0823% more dangerous
Croydon82.4837% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0542% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Coventry102.2449% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Chepstow's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chepstow South53963First

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 10 safest small town 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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