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Crime and Safety in Malpas, Gwent

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Malpas is among the top 10 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 57th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Malpas in 2021 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 32% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Malpas is the 397th safest small town, and the 2,762nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Malpas was the worst small town in Gwent for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.38 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2018 was also a bad month for Malpas residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Malpas recorded 2 reports of robbery during October 2016, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for robbery in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Malpas are violence and sexual offences, with 232 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 6% higher than 2020's figure of 217 offences and a difference of 1.92 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Malpas's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Malpas 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

37% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

40% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Malpas is 37% lower than Wales and 40% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Malpas Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Malpas 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 Malpas

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202155429
202056436
201961480
201866518
201751402
201641322

Crime in Malpas Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Malpas This Year

 MalpasGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22929.2117,56229.55 1.2% safer
Bicycle Theft40.513180.54 6% safer
Burglary151.911,8993.19 67% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson162.049681.63 20% more dangerous
Drugs121.531,4822.49 63% safer
Other Crime182.301,3882.34 1.7% safer
Other Theft293.703,3445.63 52% safer
Possession of Weapons30.382600.44 16% safer
Public Order668.428,06613.57 61% safer
Robbery40.512610.44 14% more dangerous
Shoplifting162.042,1663.64 78% safer
Theft From the Person10.131740.29 123% safer
Vehicle Crime131.662,2013.70 123% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23229.6020,32834.20 16% safer

Malpas Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn58346.1419% safer
Panteg36647.9714% safer
Caerleon39550.768% safer
Fairwater59751.237% safer
Chepstow64451.806% safer
Malpas42954.73-
Caldicot54854.780.09% more dangerous
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.751.8% more dangerous
Monmouth64757.384.6% more dangerous
Caerphilly99662.6713% more dangerous
Pontllanfraith54263.0113% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Malpas

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Recent Crimes in Malpas

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Penny CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Pinewood CloseLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near The FirsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pilton ValeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Bacon PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Moxon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Rutherford HillUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Jeans CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Baird CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Trevithick CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other crimeOn or near Rutherford HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near ClaremontUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Graig Park CircleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Baird CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Russell DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022BurglaryOn or near Graig Park LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Westfield GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022BurglaryOn or near Baird CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Malpas Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14164129 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.380.260.510.51 Safer
Burglary3.23.12.61.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.73.31.42.0 Safer
Drugs1.21.01.81.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.91.02.02.3 Getting worse
Other Theft874.53.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.260.130.38 Getting worse
Public Order1211128 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.26-0.51 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.63.11.02.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.260.260.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.72.62.21.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29292830 Getting worse

Changes In Malpas's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Malpas to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Malpas54.73-
Barnet67.0818% more dangerous
Croydon82.4834% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0539% more dangerous
Bristol90.5240% more dangerous
Coventry102.2446% more dangerous
Leicester111.5951% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0656% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6458% more dangerous
Bradford132.2859% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in Malpas's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Malpas42955First

Crime in Malpas During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Malpas change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Malpas saw a 675% increase in anti-social behaviour. Malpas saw a large fall in other theft during September, when it fell by 75% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+73%+675%+144%+100%+471%+70%+178%+150%+143%+250%
Burglary-+50%+150%-----67%+100%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-33%--------
Drugs-+50%-+50%------
Other Crime--+100%---+200%-+100%-
Other Theft-63%-20%-50%-50%--25%-75%-+50%+300%
Public Order+150%-+140%-45%-22%+100%+14%-50%-+40%
Shoplifting-50%-75%--------
Vehicle Crime+200%--67%-67%-50%+100%---50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+13%+29%-66%-36%-5%-5%+29%-4%+15%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Malpas

What police force serves Malpas?
Malpas's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.

How dangerous is Malpas?
Malpas is among the top 10 safest small town in Gwent.

What is Malpas's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Malpas are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Malpas?
Malpas's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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