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Crime and Safety in Liswerry

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Liswerry is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Liswerry in 2021 was 97 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 26% higher than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Liswerry is the 95th most dangerous small town, and the 641st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Liswerry had the worst crime rate in Gwent for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Liswerry residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Liswerry recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during October 2019, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst for possession of weapons in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Liswerry are violence and sexual offences, with 604 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 558 offences and a difference of 3.35 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Liswerry's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 233% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Liswerry 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

23% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

21% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Liswerry is 23% higher than Wales and 21% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Liswerry Crime Rate Over Time

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Liswerry Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Liswerry 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 Liswerry

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021971,334
20201011,392
20191211,666
20181271,747
20171161,593
20161161,599

Crime in Liswerry Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Liswerry This Year

 LiswerryGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour46133.5317,56229.55 12% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft231.673180.54 68% more dangerous
Burglary564.071,8993.19 22% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson231.679681.63 2.4% more dangerous
Drugs241.751,4822.49 42% safer
Other Crime402.911,3882.34 20% more dangerous
Other Theft1067.713,3445.63 27% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.582600.44 24% more dangerous
Public Order19213.978,06613.57 2.9% more dangerous
Robbery151.092610.44 60% more dangerous
Shoplifting18013.092,1663.64 72% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.221740.29 32% safer
Vehicle Crime604.362,2013.70 15% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences60443.9420,32834.20 22% more dangerous

Liswerry Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Alway62471.1436% safer
Blackwood64576.4627% safer
St. Julians70981.6119% safer
Ringland74889.618% safer
Bargoed1,12691.946% safer
Liswerry1,33497.04-
Tredegar1,579102.345% more dangerous
Rhymney942106.089% more dangerous
Bettws893111.0113% more dangerous
Cwmbran Central1,417133.6227% more dangerous
Victoria1,217149.2035% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Liswerry

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Recent Crimes in Liswerry

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Walsall StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Colston AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Dorset CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jenkins StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meads CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fosse CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Broadmead ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Spytty RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Central AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Central AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Central AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Central AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Central AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Central AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Lee WayLocal resolution

Liswerry Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28335734 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.91.41.81.7 Getting worse
Burglary3.43.54.44.1 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson53.82.31.7 Safer
Drugs564.31.8 Safer
Other Crime3.62.93.52.9 Safer
Other Theft121288 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.730.580.58 Getting worse
Public Order17161614 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.950.800.801.1 Getting worse
Shoplifting27211213 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.870.510.730.22 Safer
Vehicle Crime8864.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences42444144 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Liswerry to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0845% safer
Croydon82.4818% safer
Sheffield90.058% safer
Bristol90.527% safer
Liswerry97.04-
Coventry102.245% more dangerous
Leicester111.5913% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0621% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6425% more dangerous
Bradford132.2827% more dangerous
Leeds150.9436% more dangerous

Crime in Liswerry's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Victoria & Somerton1,275108First

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 April, when Liswerry saw a 354% increase in anti-social behaviour. Liswerry saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 89% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+41%+354%+320%+78%-4%-35%+11%-2%+77%+47%
Bicycle Theft+100%-+100%---33%+200%+100%+200%-
Burglary-33%+140%-44%+100%+75%+200%-57%+150%-60%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-83%-25%-60%-50%--71%-25%-80%-
Drugs-40%+50%+75%-9%--40%-64%-20%-43%-63%
Other Crime+75%-+60%+200%-40%---+200%+300%
Other Theft-21%-27%-46%-87%-38%-38%-7%-56%-33%-35%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+40%-41%-42%+81%--21%+60%-58%-11%-8%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+40%-45%-70%-72%-56%-61%-59%-71%-35%+17%
Theft From the Person-----+100%----
Vehicle Crime-67%+42%+33%-44%-71%-89%-10%+267%-50%-38%
Violence and Sexual Offences-18%-6%-21%+4%-22%+7%-7%-4%+10%-12%

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 10 most dangerous 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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