Nantyglo and Blaina Crime Overview

Nantyglo and Blaina is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 21st most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Nantyglo and Blaina in 2020 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 6% higher than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Nantyglo and Blaina is the 137th most dangerous small town, and the 1,077th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2017, Nantyglo and Blaina had the worst crime rate in Gwent for burglary, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2015 was also a bad month for Nantyglo and Blaina residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Nantyglo and Blaina are violence and sexual offences, with 329 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 1.8% higher than 2019's figure of 323 offences and a difference of 0.64 from 2019's crime rate of 34. Nantyglo and Blaina's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

Compare Nantyglo and Blaina to other towns and cities

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Crime in Nantyglo and Blaina Compared To Gwent

Summary of Crimes in Nantyglo and Blaina This Year

 Nantyglo and BlainaGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour50553.2323,95440.3024% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.422860.4814% safer
Burglary474.952,2213.7424% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson262.741,3262.2319% more dangerous
Drugs121.261,7702.98137% safer
Other Crime202.111,4262.4014% safer
Other Theft626.533,3175.5815% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons20.212570.43105% safer
Public Order16016.867,95713.3921% more dangerous
Robbery10.112490.42282% safer
Shoplifting434.532,4244.0810% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.112220.37236% safer
Vehicle Crime282.952,5004.2143% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32934.6819,20732.317% more dangerous

Nantyglo and Blaina Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Victoria55768.2813% safer
Caerphilly1,08968.5213% safer
Abergavenny73571.598% safer
Gelligaer1,40173.416% safer
Blackwood65377.410.08% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina73577.47-
Tredegar1,27382.516% more dangerous
Bargoed1,11190.7215% more dangerous
Pillgwenlly83594.4218% more dangerous
Rhymney936105.4127% more dangerous
Cwmbran Central1,360128.2440% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Nantyglo and Blaina

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Nantyglo and Blaina Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour41212553Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.110.420.530.42Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson174.74.02.7Safer
Drugs0.950.530.841.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft7787Safer
Possession of Weapons0.11-0.110.21Getting worse
Public Order7131417Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.21-0.210.11Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.320.210.11Safer
Vehicle Crime7783.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26283435Getting 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
Barnet67.7114% safer
Coventry77.410.08% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina77.47-
Croydon83.227% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8110% more dangerous
Bristol86.2110% more dangerous
Leicester97.4420% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8725% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2828% more dangerous
Bradford133.0242% more dangerous
Leeds137.1043% more dangerous

Crime in Nantyglo and Blaina's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Blaina & Nantyglo74679First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+67%+450%+345%+290%+80%+90%+95%+57%+77%+8%
Bicycle Theft----+100%-----
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-33%-+200%---60%-50%-20%-
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%
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 10 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021