Gelligaer Crime Overview

Gelligaer is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gelligaer in 2020 was 73 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 1.1% higher than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gelligaer is the 169th most dangerous small town, and the 1,256th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2019, Gelligaer had the worst crime rate in Gwent for other crime, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.52 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2016 was also a bad month for Gelligaer residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Gelligaer recorded 12 reports of drugs during February 2016, making its crime rate of 0.63 the worst for drugs in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Gelligaer are violence and sexual offences, with 749 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 3.1% higher than 2019's figure of 726 offences and a difference of 1.21 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Gelligaer's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Summary of Crimes in Gelligaer This Year

 GelligaerGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour64934.0123,95440.3018% safer
Bicycle Theft20.102860.48380% safer
Burglary422.202,2213.7470% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson542.831,3262.2321% more dangerous
Drugs653.411,7702.9813% more dangerous
Other Crime562.931,4262.4018% more dangerous
Other Theft975.083,3175.5810% safer
Possession of Weapons80.422570.432.4% safer
Public Order24012.587,95713.396% safer
Robbery30.162490.42162% safer
Shoplifting341.782,4244.08129% safer
Theft From the Person20.102220.37270% safer
Vehicle Crime492.572,5004.2164% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences74939.2519,20732.3118% more dangerous

Crime in Gelligaer Compared To Gwent

Gelligaer Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pontllanfraith56765.9111% safer
Abertillery76366.9910% safer
Victoria55768.288% safer
Caerphilly1,08968.527% safer
Abergavenny73571.592.5% safer
Gelligaer1,40173.41-
Blackwood65377.415% more dangerous
Nantyglo and Blaina73577.475% more dangerous
Tredegar1,27382.5111% more dangerous
Bargoed1,11190.7219% more dangerous
Pillgwenlly83594.4222% more dangerous

Gelligaer Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30201634Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.310.160.050.10Safer
Burglary1.24.13.32.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson134.63.02.8Safer
Drugs2.41.13.03.4Getting worse
Other Crime2.52.32.22.9Getting worse
Other Theft9875Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.310.730.42Safer
Public Order6141213Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.100.210.100.16Getting worse
Shoplifting2.92.01.81.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.100.580.420.10Safer
Vehicle Crime64.43.72.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23363839Getting worse

Changes In Gelligaer's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Gelligaer to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.718% safer
Gelligaer73.41-
Coventry77.415% more dangerous
Croydon83.2212% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8114% more dangerous
Bristol86.2115% more dangerous
Leicester97.4425% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8729% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2832% more dangerous
Bradford133.0245% more dangerous
Leeds137.1046% more dangerous

Crime in Gelligaer's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
St Cattwg49565First

Crime in Gelligaer During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Gelligaer change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Gelligaer saw a 900% increase in drugs. Gelligaer saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 95% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+35%+368%+226%+186%-6%+52%+295%+227%+148%+192%
Burglary-83%+33%--+175%-+133%-95%+300%+400%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-22%-67%-50%+100%+200%--86%+100%+100%
Drugs+300%--25%-75%+40%+50%-33%+900%+100%-20%
Other Crime+150%-+20%+100%-60%+100%--43%--
Other Theft+22%-44%+33%-38%-33%-50%+100%-36%-18%-50%
Possession of Weapons-50%---------
Public Order+57%-43%-16%+56%+3%+47%--15%--52%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%-33%+100%+33%+200%-40%-+200%+33%-
Vehicle Crime---25%--71%-57%-40%-67%--33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-44%+17%+5%+47%-13%+40%+12%+5%+37%-36%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Gelligaer

What police force serves Gelligaer?
Gelligaer's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Gelligaer?
Gelligaer is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent.
What is Gelligaer's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Gelligaer are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Gelligaer?
Gelligaer's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021