Malpas Crime Overview

Malpas is the second safest small town in Gwent, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Malpas in 2020 was 30 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 139% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Malpas is the 119th safest small town, and the 5,005th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2017, Malpas was the worst small town in Gwent for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2016 was also a bad month for Malpas residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Malpas recorded 1 report of theft from the person during April 2015, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for theft from the person in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Malpas are violence and sexual offences, with 101 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 8% higher than 2019's figure of 93 offences and a difference of 1.02 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Malpas's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Malpas This Year

 MalpasGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22028.0623,95440.3044% safer
Bicycle Theft20.262860.4885% safer
Burglary81.022,2213.74267% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson50.641,3262.23248% safer
Drugs111.401,7702.98113% safer
Other Crime101.281,4262.4088% safer
Other Theft243.063,3175.5882% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132570.43231% safer
Public Order607.657,95713.3975% safer
Shoplifting70.892,4244.08358% safer
Vehicle Crime91.152,5004.21266% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10112.8819,20732.31151% safer

Crime in Malpas Compared To Gwent

Malpas Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Rogerstone31127.5010% safer
Malpas23830.36-
Beechwood25132.276% more dangerous
St. Julians29533.9511% more dangerous
Alway30835.1114% more dangerous
Allt-yr-yn35338.3621% more dangerous
Caerleon32641.9028% more dangerous

Malpas Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1471028Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.770.130.130.26Safer
Burglary0.131.42.21.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson51.82.20.64Safer
Drugs1.20.640.381.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.771.30.511.3Getting worse
Other Theft554.73.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.13--0.13No change
Public Order3.1658Getting worse
Shoplifting3.64.52.90.89Safer
Vehicle Crime1.91.71.21.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8131213Getting worse

Changes In Malpas's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Malpas to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Malpas30.36-
Barnet67.7155% more dangerous
Coventry77.4161% more dangerous
Croydon83.2264% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8165% more dangerous
Bristol86.2165% more dangerous
Leicester97.4469% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8770% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2872% more dangerous
Bradford133.0277% more dangerous
Leeds137.1078% more dangerous

Crime in Malpas's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Malpas43656First

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 457% increase in anti-social behaviour. Malpas saw a large fall in shoplifting during April, when it fell by 75% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+75%+457%+200%+150%+440%+109%+200%+157%+225%+250%
Burglary--------+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-33%--------
Drugs----------
Other Crime--------+100%-
Other Theft-71%--50%-50%--33%--+100%+300%
Public Order+150%+100%+450%-17%+50%-20%+100%-+100%+50%
Shoplifting-50%-75%--------
Vehicle Crime---------50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+225%-50%-55%-33%--+29%-30%+67%+100%

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 the second 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021