Gaer Crime Overview

Gaer is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 58th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gaer in 2020 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 33% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gaer is the 387th most dangerous small town, and the 2,553rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2019, Gaer was the worst small town in Gwent for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2019 was also a bad month for Gaer residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Gaer recorded 3 reports of other crime during August 2017, making its crime rate of 0.33 the worst small town for other crime in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Gaer are violence and sexual offences, with 153 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 22% lower than 2019's figure of 187 offences and a difference of 3.76 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Gaer's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 33% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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

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Crime in Gaer Compared To Gwent

Summary of Crimes in Gaer This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29732.8123,95440.3023% safer
Bicycle Theft40.442860.489% safer
Burglary272.982,2213.7426% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131.441,3262.2355% safer
Drugs293.201,7702.987% more dangerous
Other Crime70.771,4262.40212% safer
Other Theft272.983,3175.5887% safer
Possession of Weapons30.332570.4330% safer
Public Order9410.387,95713.3929% safer
Robbery50.552490.4224% more dangerous
Shoplifting9610.612,4244.0862% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.332220.3712% safer
Vehicle Crime343.762,5004.2112% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15316.9019,20732.3191% safer

Gaer Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn57645.5820% safer
Caldicot46646.5817% safer
Panteg38149.9310% safer
Fairwater59350.897% safer
Liswerry70351.147% safer
Monmouth63956.673.5% more dangerous
Chepstow71157.194.4% more dangerous
Bettws47158.557% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen64059.578% more dangerous
Ringland51361.4611% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Gaer

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Gaer Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour23141533Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.440.331.10.44Safer
Burglary0.771.81.93.0Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson81.31.91.4Safer
Drugs2.41.20.993.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.661.20.77Safer
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order4.17810Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.330.440.55Getting worse
Shoplifting117711Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.440.990.33Safer
Vehicle Crime4. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences11162117Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Tredegar Park Sports Ground311-320.49

Comparing Gaer to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7119% more dangerous
Coventry77.4129% more dangerous
Croydon83.2234% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8136% more dangerous
Bristol86.2137% more dangerous
Leicester97.4444% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8747% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2849% more dangerous
Bradford133.0259% more dangerous
Leeds137.1060% more dangerous

Crime in Gaer's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

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 June, when Gaer saw a 800% increase in drugs. Gaer saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during July, when it fell by 80% compared to July in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+42%+764%+350%+6%+5%-+100%+209%-27%-
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--+100%-50%-80%-----
Other Crime----67%------
Other Theft----+20%+100%-50%--33%-
Public Order-25%+50%--14%+100%-56%+86%+50%-25%-20%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-+400%-+100%-67%-75%--+400%+700%
Violence and Sexual Offences-27%-63%-11%-18%-46%-44%+25%-33%+171%+64%

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 among the top 20 safest small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021