Cwmbran Central Crime Overview

Cwmbran Central is the most dangerous small town in Gwent, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cwmbran Central in 2020 was 128 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 43% higher than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cwmbran Central is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns, and the 216th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Cwmbran Central had the worst crime rate in Gwent for shoplifting, with 55 crimes reported and a crime rate of 5 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2016 was also a bad month for Cwmbran Central residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.47 per 1,000 residents. Cwmbran Central recorded 3 reports of theft from the person during September 2016, making its crime rate of 0.28 the worst for theft from the person in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Cwmbran Central are violence and sexual offences, with 463 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 27% lower than 2019's figure of 590 offences and a difference of 11.97 from 2019's crime rate of 56. Cwmbran Central's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Cwmbran Central Compared To Gwent

Summary of Crimes in Cwmbran Central This Year

 Cwmbran CentralGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour73068.8423,95440.3041% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.382860.4826% safer
Burglary535.002,2213.7425% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson393.681,3262.2339% more dangerous
Drugs656.131,7702.9851% more dangerous
Other Crime504.711,4262.4049% more dangerous
Other Theft989.243,3175.5840% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons131.232570.4365% more dangerous
Public Order26925.377,95713.3947% more dangerous
Robbery90.852490.4251% more dangerous
Shoplifting23622.252,4244.0882% more dangerous
Theft From the Person80.752220.3751% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime535.002,5004.2116% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences46343.6619,20732.3126% more dangerous

Cwmbran Central Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Nantyglo and Blaina73577.4766% safer
Tredegar1,27382.5155% safer
Bargoed1,11190.7241% safer
Pillgwenlly83594.4236% safer
Rhymney936105.4122% safer
Cwmbran Central1,360128.24-

Crime Over Time in Cwmbran Central

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Cwmbran Central Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour70463969Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.30.940.750.38Safer
Burglary2.6755Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1654.33.7Safer
Drugs54.44.26Getting worse
Other Crime3.93.94.44.7Getting worse
Other Theft2117169Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.750.851.2Getting worse
Public Order13273025Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.660.850.940.85Getting worse
Shoplifting41384422Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.61.81.60.75Safer
Vehicle Crime7765Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37545644Safer

Changes In Cwmbran Central's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cwmbran Central to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7189% safer
Coventry77.4166% safer
Croydon83.2254% safer
Sheffield85.8149% safer
Bristol86.2149% safer
Leicester97.4432% safer
Birmingham102.8725% safer
Liverpool107.2820% safer
Cwmbran Central128.24-
Bradford133.023.6% more dangerous
Leeds137.106% more dangerous

Crime in Cwmbran Central's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cwmbran1,125150First

Crime in Cwmbran Central During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Cwmbran Central change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Cwmbran Central saw a 600% increase in drugs. Cwmbran Central saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Cwmbran Central's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+349%+129%+31%+37%+17%+23%+121%+84%+91%
Bicycle Theft--------50%--
Burglary+67%--+33%--+300%-62%-25%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%+300%-86%-60%-50%+50%+200%--40%-57%
Drugs-17%-40%-25%+400%+100%+600%+50%+20%--20%
Other Crime-33%+100%+67%-25%+100%-17%-80%-71%+33%+200%
Other Theft+11%-86%-68%-50%-23%-31%-52%-67%-20%-25%
Possession of Weapons-50%---+100%--+100%--
Public Order-31%-53%-48%-50%-11%+18%+16%-6%-35%+64%
Shoplifting-82%-85%-80%-80%-39%-61%-60%-41%-63%-74%
Theft From the Person-----50%+200%---86%-
Vehicle Crime+500%-40%-67%-20%-33%-67%+400%-67%-30%-63%
Violence and Sexual Offences--47%-22%-35%-10%-48%-40%-+8%-38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Cwmbran Central

What police force serves Cwmbran Central?
Cwmbran Central's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Cwmbran Central?
Cwmbran Central is the most dangerous small town in Gwent.
What is Cwmbran Central's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Cwmbran Central are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Cwmbran Central?
Cwmbran Central's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021