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Crime and Safety in Fairwater, Gwent

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Fairwater is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 56th safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fairwater in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fairwater is the 352nd safest small town, and the 3,118th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Fairwater was the worst small town in Gwent for burglary, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.69 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Fairwater residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.51 per 1,000 residents. Fairwater recorded 4 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.34 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Fairwater are violence and sexual offences, with 331 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 287 offences and a difference of 3.77 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Fairwater's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Fairwater 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

47% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

49% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Fairwater is 47% lower than Wales and 49% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Fairwater Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Fairwater 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 Fairwater

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151597
202051593
201964743
201874868
201766774
201659687

Crime in Fairwater Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Fairwater This Year

 FairwaterGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20017.1617,56229.55 72% safer
Bicycle Theft20.173180.54 218% safer
Burglary151.291,8993.19 147% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121.039681.63 58% safer
Drugs171.461,4822.49 71% safer
Other Crime292.491,3882.34 6% more dangerous
Other Theft474.033,3445.63 40% safer
Possession of Weapons40.342600.44 29% safer
Public Order887.558,06613.57 80% safer
Robbery30.262610.44 69% safer
Shoplifting292.492,1663.64 46% safer
Theft From the Person20.171740.29 71% safer
Vehicle Crime181.542,2013.70 140% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33128.4020,32834.20 20% safer

Fairwater Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gaer485.30867% safer
Rogerstone51545.5313% safer
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn58346.1411% safer
Panteg36647.977% safer
Caerleon39550.760.93% safer
Fairwater59751.23-
Chepstow64451.801.1% more dangerous
Malpas42954.736% more dangerous
Caldicot54854.786% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.758% more dangerous
Monmouth64757.3811% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fairwater

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Recent Crimes in Fairwater

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Greenmeadow WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Incline LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Trannon CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Moss RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Saffron CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Edinburgh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rede RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Ty Gwyn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Windsor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near LittledeneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near OaksfordInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pace RoadLocal resolution
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near OaksfordInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near OxtensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FairhillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spring GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near OaksfordUnable to prosecute suspect

Fairwater Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13112817 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.510.090.260.17 Safer
Burglary83.62.71.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.72.72.11.0 Safer
Drugs1.22.10.691.5 Safer
Other Crime2.21.31.52.5 Getting worse
Other Theft4.84.23.24.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.430.170.34 Getting worse
Public Order119118 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.170.260.26 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.73.91.32.5 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.60-0.340.17 Safer
Vehicle Crime94.33.31.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33322528 Safer

Changes In Fairwater's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fairwater to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Fairwater51.23-
Barnet67.0824% more dangerous
Croydon82.4838% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0543% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Coventry102.2450% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6460% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Fairwater's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Fairwater & Greenmeadow31849Second
West Pontnewydd & Thornhill50775First

Crime in Fairwater During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Fairwater change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Fairwater saw a 600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Fairwater saw a large fall in shoplifting during August, when it fell by 93% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+46%+342%+600%+414%+43%-15%+25%+214%+75%+167%
Burglary-57%---50%+33%--25%-67%-17%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%--60%+150%+50%+100%+50%--+300%
Drugs-67%----50%-----
Other Crime-50%----33%--+100%--
Other Theft-57%----71%-40%--43%+200%-50%
Public Order---20%+36%-44%+71%+220%+180%-25%+125%
Shoplifting---67%-50%-50%-93%--+100%-
Vehicle Crime+100%+300%-25%+400%-20%--25%--62%+500%
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%-65%-28%-11%-35%-24%+18%-32%-50%+32%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Fairwater

What police force serves Fairwater?
Fairwater's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.

How dangerous is Fairwater?
Fairwater is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gwent.

What is Fairwater's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Fairwater are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Fairwater?
Fairwater's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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