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Crime and Safety in Pillgwenlly

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Pillgwenlly is the second safest small town in Gwent, and is among the top 5 safest overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pillgwenlly in 2021 was 5 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 1287% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pillgwenlly is the 59th safest small town, and the 419th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2016, Pillgwenlly was the worst small town in Gwent for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2015 was also a bad month for Pillgwenlly residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Pillgwenlly are violence and sexual offences, with 18 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 2.0. This is 28% lower than 2020's figure of 23 offences and a difference of 0.56 from 2020's crime rate of 2.6. Pillgwenlly's least common crime is criminal damage and arson, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Pillgwenlly 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

1343% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

1370% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pillgwenlly is 1343% lower than Wales and 1370% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pillgwenlly Crime Rate Over Time

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Pillgwenlly Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Pillgwenlly 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 Pillgwenlly

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021546
20201194
201912102
2018982
201712104
201614121

Crime in Pillgwenlly Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Pillgwenlly This Year

 PillgwenllyGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour262.9417,56229.55 905% safer
Burglary50.571,8993.19 460% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10.119681.63 1382% safer
Other Crime10.111,3882.34 2027% safer
Other Theft10.113,3445.63 5018% safer
Public Order10.118,06613.57 12236% safer
Robbery10.112610.44 300% safer
Shoplifting70.792,1663.64 361% safer
Theft From the Person20.231740.29 26% safer
Vehicle Crime91.022,2013.70 263% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences182.0420,32834.20 1576% safer

Pillgwenlly Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Allt-yr-yn283.0471% safer
Pillgwenlly465.20-
Gaer485.301.9% more dangerous
Rogerstone51545.5389% more dangerous
Penyrheol, Trecenydd and Energlyn58346.1489% more dangerous
Panteg36647.9789% more dangerous
Caerleon39550.7690% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pillgwenlly

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Recent Crimes in Pillgwenlly

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ariel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near East Way RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alicia CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alicia CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ariel ReachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ariel ReachUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Ariel ReachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Ariel ReachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ariel ReachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ariel ReachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Theft from the personOn or near East Dock RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Ariel ReachUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Ariel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Ariel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Theft from the personOn or near Alicia CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2021Other theftOn or near Ariel ReachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Pillgwenlly Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour3.62.372.9 Getting worse
Burglary0.340.570.230.57 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson0.340.340.110.11 Safer
Other Crime0.110.230.110.11 Safer
Other Theft0.450.901.00.11 Safer
Public Order0.791.11.10.11 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.110.11No change
Shoplifting2.83.03.50.79 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)---0.23 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.41.91.11.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1.92.62.62.0 Safer

Changes In Pillgwenlly's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pillgwenlly to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pillgwenlly5.20-
Barnet67.0892% more dangerous
Croydon82.4894% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0594% more dangerous
Bristol90.5294% more dangerous
Coventry102.2495% more dangerous
Leicester111.5995% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0696% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6496% more dangerous
Bradford132.2896% more dangerous
Leeds150.9497% more dangerous

Crime in Pillgwenlly's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pillgwenlly & Docks1,410159First

Crime in Pillgwenlly During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pillgwenlly change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Pillgwenlly saw a 2,600% increase in anti-social behaviour. Pillgwenlly saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during March, when it fell by 83% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+2,600%+250%-+100%---33%+67%+100%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-------+100%--
Other Theft-+100%---+100%----
Public Order+100%------+100%--
Shoplifting+100%-+50%+250%--25%--25%-75%-
Vehicle Crime---+400%------
Violence and Sexual Offences-83%--+100%+33%-50%-60%+100%-+100%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pillgwenlly

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

How dangerous is Pillgwenlly?
Pillgwenlly is the second safest small town in Gwent.

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

What is the least common crime in Pillgwenlly?
Pillgwenlly's least common crime is criminal damage and arson.

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