Fairwater Crime Overview

Fairwater is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 55th safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fairwater in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fairwater is the 411st safest small town, and the 2,948th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2016, Fairwater had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Fairwater are violence and sexual offences, with 287 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 29% lower than 2019's figure of 371 offences and a difference of 7.21 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Fairwater's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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See how Fairwater shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Fairwater and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Fairwater Compared To Gwent

Summary of Crimes in Fairwater This Year

 FairwaterGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33128.4023,95440.3042% safer
Bicycle Theft30.262860.4885% safer
Burglary312.662,2213.7441% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson242.061,3262.238% safer
Drugs80.691,7702.98332% safer
Other Crime171.461,4262.4064% safer
Other Theft373.183,3175.5875% safer
Possession of Weapons20.172570.43153% safer
Public Order12410.647,95713.3926% safer
Robbery30.262490.4262% safer
Shoplifting151.292,4244.08216% safer
Theft From the Person40.342220.379% safer
Vehicle Crime383.262,5004.2129% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28724.6319,20732.3131% safer

Fairwater Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Allt-yr-yn35338.3633% safer
Caerleon32641.9021% safer
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn57645.5812% safer
Caldicot46646.589% safer
Panteg38149.931.9% safer
Fairwater59350.89-
Liswerry70351.140.49% more dangerous
Gaer49554.687% more dangerous
Monmouth63956.6710% more dangerous
Chepstow71157.1911% more dangerous
Bettws47158.5513% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fairwater

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Fairwater Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25131128Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.510.090.26Safer
Burglary1.283.62.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson142.72.72.1Safer
Drugs3.21.22.10.69Safer
Other Crime2.12.21.31.5Safer
Other Theft64.84.23.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.170.430.17Safer
Public Order511911Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.170.170.26Getting worse
Shoplifting1.92.73.91.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.430.60-0.34Safer
Vehicle Crime894.33.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23333225Safer

Changes In Fairwater's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fairwater to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Fairwater50.89-
Barnet67.7125% more dangerous
Coventry77.4134% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in Fairwater's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Fairwater & Greenmeadow32450Second
West Pontnewydd & Thornhill51076First

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 20 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021