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Crime and Safety in Nantyglo and Blaina

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Nantyglo and Blaina is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Nantyglo and Blaina in 2021 was 70 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 3.2% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Nantyglo and Blaina is the 255th most dangerous small town, and the 1,552nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Nantyglo and Blaina had the worst crime rate in Gwent for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2017 was also a bad month for Nantyglo and Blaina residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Nantyglo and Blaina recorded 5 reports of other crime during May 2015, making its crime rate of 0.53 the worst for other crime in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Nantyglo and Blaina are violence and sexual offences, with 324 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 1.5% lower than 2020's figure of 329 offences and a difference of 0.53 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Nantyglo and Blaina's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Nantyglo and Blaina 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

7% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

9% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Nantyglo and Blaina is 7% lower than Wales and 9% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Nantyglo and Blaina Crime Rate Over Time

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Nantyglo and Blaina Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Nantyglo and Blaina 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 Nantyglo and Blaina

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202170663
202077735
201984793
201880759
201779752
201682782

Crime in Nantyglo and Blaina Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Nantyglo and Blaina This Year

 Nantyglo and BlainaGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40342.4717,56229.55 30% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.213180.54 157% safer
Burglary232.421,8993.19 32% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson181.909681.63 14% more dangerous
Drugs151.581,4822.49 58% safer
Other Crime262.741,3882.34 15% more dangerous
Other Theft424.433,3445.63 27% safer
Possession of Weapons30.322600.44 38% safer
Public Order13113.818,06613.57 1.7% more dangerous
Shoplifting495.162,1663.64 29% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.321740.29 9% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime272.852,2013.70 30% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32434.1520,32834.20 0.15% safer

Nantyglo and Blaina Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pontllanfraith54263.0111% safer
Beechwood50064.289% safer
Abertillery74865.676% safer
Abergavenny67565.746% safer
Gelligaer1,25865.926% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina66369.88-
Alway62471.141.8% more dangerous
Blackwood64576.469% more dangerous
St. Julians70981.6114% more dangerous
Ringland74889.6122% more dangerous
Bargoed1,12691.9424% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Nantyglo and Blaina

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Recent Crimes in Nantyglo and Blaina

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Vincent AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Queen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Woodland TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Beaumont CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Woodland TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near School AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near WaunheulogUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Porters RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022ShopliftingOn or near Barley Field RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WaunheulogInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Market RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WaunheulogInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near River RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WaunheulogUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Glan EbbwUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cae'R-OdynUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parrot RowUnable to prosecute suspect

Nantyglo and Blaina Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21255342 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.420.530.420.21 Safer
Burglary655.02.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.74.02.71.9 Safer
Drugs0.530.841.31.6 Getting worse
Other Crime3.22.22.12.7 Getting worse
Other Theft7874.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.110.210.32 Getting worse
Public Order13141714 Getting worse
Shoplifting1074.55 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.320.210.110.32 Safer
Vehicle Crime783.02.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28343534 Getting worse

Changes In Nantyglo and Blaina's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Nantyglo and Blaina to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.084.2% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina69.88-
Croydon82.4815% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0522% more dangerous
Bristol90.5223% more dangerous
Coventry102.2432% more dangerous
Leicester111.5937% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0643% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6446% more dangerous
Bradford132.2847% more dangerous
Leeds150.9454% more dangerous

Crime in Nantyglo and Blaina's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blaina & Nantyglo63367First

Crime in Nantyglo and Blaina During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Nantyglo and Blaina change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Nantyglo and Blaina saw a 450% increase in anti-social behaviour. Nantyglo and Blaina saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 92% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+67%+450%+345%+290%+80%+90%+95%+57%+77%+8%
Bicycle Theft----+100%-----
Burglary-25%-63%--+400%-56%-75%+100%+400%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-33%-+200%---60%-50%-20%-
Drugs----------
Other Crime--+33%--+100%-+50%--50%
Other Theft+300%+14%-77%-50%-40%-30%+20%-17%-71%+25%
Public Order+88%+217%+8%+150%+69%+100%-56%---27%
Shoplifting-43%-83%-80%-+20%+25%+17%+50%--67%
Vehicle Crime-38%---33%+200%-60%-92%-90%-25%-71%
Violence and Sexual Offences-25%+10%+110%-26%+34%-38%+22%-26%-22%+30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Nantyglo and Blaina

What police force serves Nantyglo and Blaina?
Nantyglo and Blaina's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.

How dangerous is Nantyglo and Blaina?
Nantyglo and Blaina is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent.

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

What is the least common crime in Nantyglo and Blaina?
Nantyglo and Blaina's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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