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Crime and Safety in Monmouth

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Monmouth is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 49th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Monmouth in 2021 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 26% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Monmouth is the 397th most dangerous small town, and the 2,462nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Monmouth was the worst small town in Gwent for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Monmouth residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.62 per 1,000 residents. Monmouth recorded 8 reports of criminal damage and arson during January 2020, making its crime rate of 0.71 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Monmouth are violence and sexual offences, with 299 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 27% higher than 2020's figure of 218 offences and a difference of 7.19 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Monmouth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Monmouth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

31% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

33% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Monmouth is 31% lower than Wales and 33% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Monmouth Crime Rate Over Time

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Monmouth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Monmouth 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 Monmouth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202157647
202057639
201963708
201858659
201747532
201645505

Crime in Monmouth Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Monmouth This Year

 MonmouthGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21519.0717,56229.55 55% safer
Bicycle Theft50.443180.54 23% safer
Burglary221.951,8993.19 64% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson100.899681.63 83% safer
Drugs302.661,4822.49 6% more dangerous
Other Crime221.951,3882.34 20% safer
Other Theft443.903,3445.63 44% safer
Possession of Weapons20.182600.44 144% safer
Public Order12110.738,06613.57 26% safer
Robbery70.622610.44 29% more dangerous
Shoplifting625.502,1663.64 34% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.271740.29 7% safer
Vehicle Crime201.772,2013.70 109% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29926.5220,32834.20 29% safer

Monmouth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fairwater59751.2312% safer
Chepstow64451.8011% safer
Malpas42954.734.8% safer
Caldicot54854.784.7% safer
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.752.9% safer
Monmouth64757.38-
Caerphilly99662.678% more dangerous
Pontllanfraith54263.019% more dangerous
Beechwood50064.2811% more dangerous
Abertillery74865.6713% more dangerous
Abergavenny67565.7413% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Monmouth

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Recent Crimes in Monmouth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard EndUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Waldbronn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Mary'S StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Riverside ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Patterson WayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Old Dixton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Almshouse StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Court Field CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Lilac DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Court Field CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Tudor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maple DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Duke Of York RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Nailer'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Monnow StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Williams Field LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Williams Field LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buchanan CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Monmouth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15112519 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.530.890.530.44 Safer
Burglary2.34.82.52.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.21.52.00.89 Safer
Drugs1.21.52.42.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.12.02.0 Getting worse
Other Theft774.83.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.180.270.18 Safer
Public Order781111 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.090.270.62 Getting worse
Shoplifting14996 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.180.180.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.53.32.51.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18261927 Getting worse

Changes In Monmouth's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Monmouth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Monmouth57.38-
Barnet67.0814% more dangerous
Croydon82.4830% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0536% more dangerous
Bristol90.5237% more dangerous
Coventry102.2444% more dangerous
Leicester111.5949% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0653% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6456% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9462% more dangerous

Crime in Monmouth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Monmouth & Wyesham64757First

Crime in Monmouth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Monmouth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Monmouth saw a 600% increase in shoplifting. Monmouth saw a large fall in other theft during May, when it fell by 91% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+8%+418%+206%+127%+62%+400%+80%+83%+157%+56%
Bicycle Theft---+100%+200%-----
Burglary-83%+100%-67%-80%+100%---60%-33%-88%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--+50%---50%---
Drugs--50%+50%-50%--+100%+200%+50%-25%
Other Crime---50%+200%-+200%-67%--25%-
Other Theft--67%-91%--40%+300%-86%-75%--67%
Possession of Weapons---+100%------
Public Order+117%-+25%-+180%+45%-38%-13%+43%+75%
Shoplifting-60%-58%--46%+67%-40%+600%+200%-13%-43%
Vehicle Crime+150%-67%+100%---33%-70%-33%--33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%-39%-50%-17%-45%+19%-38%-33%-24%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Monmouth

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

How dangerous is Monmouth?
Monmouth is among the top 20 safest small town in Gwent.

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

What is the least common crime in Monmouth?
Monmouth's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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