Liswerry Crime Overview

Liswerry is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 56th safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Liswerry in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Liswerry is the 417th safest small town, and the 2,919th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2019, Liswerry had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2017 was also a bad month for Liswerry residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Liswerry are violence and sexual offences, with 289 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 16% lower than 2019's figure of 336 offences and a difference of 3.42 from 2019's crime rate of 24. Liswerry's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 250% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Crime in Liswerry Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Liswerry This Year

 LiswerryGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour44932.6623,95440.3023% safer
Bicycle Theft100.732860.4834% more dangerous
Burglary342.472,2213.7451% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson171.241,3262.2380% safer
Drugs433.131,7702.984.8% more dangerous
Other Crime271.961,4262.4022% safer
Other Theft483.493,3175.5860% safer
Possession of Weapons20.152570.43187% safer
Public Order1087.867,95713.3970% safer
Robbery60.442490.424.5% more dangerous
Shoplifting695.022,4244.0819% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.442220.3716% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime443.202,5004.2132% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28921.0219,20732.3154% safer

Liswerry Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Caerleon32641.9022% safer
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn57645.5812% safer
Caldicot46646.5810% safer
Panteg38149.932.4% safer
Fairwater59350.890.49% safer
Liswerry70351.14-
Gaer49554.686% more dangerous
Monmouth63956.6710% more dangerous
Chepstow71157.1911% more dangerous
Bettws47158.5513% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen64059.5714% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Liswerry

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Recent Crimes in Liswerry

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Mulcaster AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Collingwood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Corporation RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Churchward DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cromwell RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cromwell RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ifton StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Soho StreetLocal resolution
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sussex CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Downing StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Liswerry Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27141833Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.800.730.730.73Safer
Burglary0.581.81.82.5Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson112.81.91.2Safer
Drugs3.83.03.93.1Safer
Other Crime1.81.91.52.0Getting worse
Other Theft3.24.14.23.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.220.510.15Safer
Public Order3.8888Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.290.510.510.44Getting worse
Shoplifting12995Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.580.510.360.44Safer
Vehicle Crime4.04.13.63.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15212421Getting worse

Changes In Liswerry's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Liswerry's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Liswerry that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Liswerry Recreation Ground16-5-326

Comparing Liswerry to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Liswerry51.14-
Barnet67.7124% more dangerous
Coventry77.4134% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8140% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8750% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2852% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in Liswerry's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Victoria & Somerton1,375116First

Crime in Liswerry During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Liswerry change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Liswerry saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Liswerry saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 91% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+26%+308%+365%+186%-9%-39%+25%-21%+57%-17%
Bicycle Theft--+100%-----50%--
Burglary-+250%-20%+50%+100%+300%-50%+200%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-67%--50%-50%+50%--50%--
Drugs-17%+100%+75%-78%---67%+100%--80%
Other Crime+400%-+20%+300%-75%---+100%+100%
Other Theft-57%+17%-33%-80%-20%--42%-33%-10%-36%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+17%+25%-22%+217%-13%-42%-17%-68%--63%
Shoplifting--50%-83%-69%-84%-67%-43%-80%-33%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-+50%+29%-60%--91%+40%+500%+200%+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%-25%-24%+5%-32%-11%+8%-15%-8%-25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Liswerry

What police force serves Liswerry?
Liswerry's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Liswerry?
Liswerry is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent.
What is Liswerry's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Liswerry are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Liswerry?
Liswerry's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021