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Crime and Safety in Gaer

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Gaer is the third safest small towns in Gwent, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gaer in 2021 was 5 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 1260% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gaer is the 60th safest small town, and the 435th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Gaer are violence and sexual offences, with 22 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 2.4. This is 55% higher than 2020's figure of 10 offences and a difference of 1.33 from 2020's crime rate of 1.1. Gaer's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Gaer 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

1316% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

1342% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Gaer is 1316% lower than Wales and 1342% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Gaer Crime Rate Over Time

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Gaer Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Gaer 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 Gaer

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021548
20203.935
2019652
20184.036
20174.440
20165.045

Crime in Gaer Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Gaer This Year

 GaerGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour161.7717,56229.55 1569% safer
Bicycle Theft20.223180.54 145% safer
Burglary10.111,8993.19 2800% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10.119681.63 1382% safer
Drugs30.331,4822.49 655% safer
Other Crime20.221,3882.34 964% safer
Other Theft60.663,3445.63 753% safer
Public Order70.778,06613.57 1662% safer
Vehicle Crime40.442,2013.70 741% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences222.4320,32834.20 1307% safer

Gaer Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Allt-yr-yn283.0474% safer
Pillgwenlly465.201.9% safer
Gaer485.30-
Rogerstone51545.5388% more dangerous
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn58346.1489% more dangerous
Panteg36647.9789% more dangerous
Caerleon39550.7690% more dangerous
Fairwater59751.2390% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Gaer

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Recent Crimes in Gaer

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayOffender given a caution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaFormal action is not in the public interest
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Other crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021BurglaryOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Gaer Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.21.23.11.8 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.110.330.110.22 Getting worse
Burglary-0.110.220.11No change
Criminal Damage and Arson0.550.550.220.11 Safer
Drugs0.220.330.440.33 Safer
Other Crime0.11--0.22No change
Other Theft0.550.440.330.66 Getting worse
Public Order0.220.770.880.77 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime-0.110.440.44 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences2.12.81.12.4 Getting worse

Changes In Gaer's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Gaer's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Gaer that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Tredegar Park Sports Ground311-320.49

Comparing Gaer to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Gaer5.30-
Barnet67.0892% more dangerous
Croydon82.4894% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0594% more dangerous
Bristol90.5294% more dangerous
Coventry102.2495% more dangerous
Leicester111.5995% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0696% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6496% more dangerous
Bradford132.2896% more dangerous
Leeds150.9496% more dangerous

Crime in Gaer's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Gaer52491First

Crime in Gaer During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Gaer change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Gaer saw a 1,200% increase in anti-social behaviour. Gaer saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during July, when it fell by 67% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+1,200%+200%-50%------
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson----------
Drugs----------
Other Theft----------
Public Order---50%-------
Vehicle Crime---------+200%
Violence and Sexual Offences-----67%-----50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Gaer

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

How dangerous is Gaer?
Gaer is the third safest small town in Gwent.

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

What is the least common crime in Gaer?
Gaer's least common crime is burglary.

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