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Crime and Safety in Gelligaer

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Gelligaer is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gelligaer in 2021 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gelligaer is the 286th most dangerous small town, and the 1,777th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2018, 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 662 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 13% lower than 2020's figure of 749 offences and a difference of 4.56 from 2020's crime rate of 39. Gelligaer's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Gelligaer 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

14% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

16% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Gelligaer is 14% lower than Wales and 16% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Gelligaer Crime Rate Over Time

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Gelligaer Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Gelligaer 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 Gelligaer

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021661,258
2020731,401
2019751,435
2018771,473
2017671,285
2016651,240

Crime in Gelligaer Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Gelligaer This Year

 GelligaerGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40020.9617,56229.55 41% safer
Bicycle Theft20.103180.54 440% safer
Burglary392.041,8993.19 56% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson311.629681.63 0.62% safer
Drugs844.401,4822.49 43% more dangerous
Other Crime472.461,3882.34 4.9% more dangerous
Other Theft884.613,3445.63 22% safer
Possession of Weapons130.682600.44 35% more dangerous
Public Order22711.898,06613.57 14% safer
Robbery50.262610.44 69% safer
Shoplifting231.212,1663.64 201% safer
Theft From the Person40.211740.29 38% safer
Vehicle Crime331.732,2013.70 114% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences66234.6920,32834.20 1.4% more dangerous

Gelligaer Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Caerphilly99662.675% safer
Pontllanfraith54263.014.6% safer
Beechwood50064.282.6% safer
Abertillery74865.670.38% safer
Abergavenny67565.740.27% safer
Gelligaer1,25865.92-
Nantyglo and Blaina66369.886% more dangerous
Alway62471.147% more dangerous
Blackwood64576.4614% more dangerous
St. Julians70981.6119% more dangerous
Ringland74889.6126% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Gelligaer

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Recent Crimes in Gelligaer

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Commercial StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn GlasUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Coed-Yr-HafInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near ClaerwenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Forest AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Brynheulog StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near South RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Orchid CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Hadrian'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Hengoed CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Oak Tree DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tir-Y-Berth StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Gelligaer Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20163421 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.160.050.100.10 Safer
Burglary4.13.32.22.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.63.02.81.6 Safer
Drugs1.13.03.44.4 Getting worse
Other Crime2.32.22.92.5 Getting worse
Other Theft8754.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.310.730.420.68 Getting worse
Public Order14121312 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.100.160.26 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.01.81.81.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.580.420.100.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.43.72.61.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36383935 Getting worse

Changes In Gelligaer's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Gelligaer to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Gelligaer65.92-
Barnet67.081.7% more dangerous
Croydon82.4820% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0527% more dangerous
Bristol90.5227% more dangerous
Coventry102.2436% more dangerous
Leicester111.5941% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0646% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6449% more dangerous
Bradford132.2850% more dangerous
Leeds150.9456% more dangerous

Crime in Gelligaer's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
St Cattwg43657First

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 20 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.

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