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Crime and Safety in Cwmbran Central

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Cwmbran Central is the second most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Cwmbran Central in 2021 was 134 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 46% higher than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Cwmbran Central is the 26th most dangerous small town, and the 246th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Cwmbran Central had the worst crime rate in Gwent for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 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 50 reports of shoplifting during September 2019, making its crime rate of 4.7 the worst for shoplifting in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Cwmbran Central are violence and sexual offences, with 548 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 52. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 463 offences and a difference of 8.01 from 2020's crime rate of 44. Cwmbran Central's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Cwmbran Central 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

44% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

43% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Cwmbran Central is 44% higher than Wales and 43% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Cwmbran Central Crime Rate Over Time

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Cwmbran Central Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cwmbran Central 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 Cwmbran Central

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211341,417
20201281,360
20191741,845
20181681,786
20171511,605
20161511,602

Crime in Cwmbran Central Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Cwmbran Central This Year

 Cwmbran CentralGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour60156.6717,56229.55 48% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.383180.54 42% safer
Burglary353.301,8993.19 3.3% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson292.739681.63 40% more dangerous
Drugs605.661,4822.49 56% more dangerous
Other Crime403.771,3882.34 38% more dangerous
Other Theft13512.733,3445.63 56% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons141.322600.44 67% more dangerous
Public Order30228.488,06613.57 52% more dangerous
Robbery60.572610.44 23% more dangerous
Shoplifting18917.822,1663.64 80% more dangerous
Theft From the Person141.321740.29 78% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime413.872,2013.70 4.4% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences54851.6720,32834.20 34% more dangerous

Cwmbran Central Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bargoed1,12691.9445% safer
Liswerry1,33497.0438% safer
Tredegar1,579102.3431% safer
Rhymney942106.0826% safer
Bettws893111.0120% safer
Cwmbran Central1,417133.62-
Victoria1,217149.2010% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Cwmbran Central

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Recent Crimes in Cwmbran Central

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Plas TwynInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Woodland StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ty-Coch LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Grange LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near BrynglasInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Plas CraigInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Trem TwynbarlwmInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Milton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cocker AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Llantarnam CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Broadweir RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Cwmbran Central Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour46396957 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.940.750.380.38 Safer
Burglary7553.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.33.72.7 Safer
Drugs4.44.266 Getting worse
Other Crime3.94.44.73.8 Safer
Other Theft1716913 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.750.851.21.3 Getting worse
Public Order27302528 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.850.940.850.57 Safer
Shoplifting38442218 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.81.60.751.3 Safer
Vehicle Crime7653.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences54564452 Getting worse

Changes In Cwmbran Central's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Cwmbran Central to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0899% safer
Croydon82.4862% safer
Sheffield90.0548% safer
Bristol90.5248% safer
Coventry102.2431% safer
Leicester111.5920% safer
Liverpool123.069% safer
Birmingham129.643.1% safer
Bradford132.281.0% safer
Cwmbran Central133.62-
Leeds150.9411% more dangerous

Crime in Cwmbran Central's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Cwmbran1,177157First

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 second 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.

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