Pillgwenlly Crime Overview

Pillgwenlly is the third most dangerous small town in Gwent, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pillgwenlly in 2020 was 94 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 23% higher than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pillgwenlly is the 74th most dangerous small town, and the 610th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Pillgwenlly had the worst crime rate in Gwent for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2018 was also a bad month for Pillgwenlly residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.57 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Pillgwenlly are violence and sexual offences, with 266 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 23% higher than 2019's figure of 205 offences and a difference of 6.90 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Pillgwenlly's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 8 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 25% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Pillgwenlly Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Pillgwenlly This Year

 PillgwenllyGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36240.9423,95440.301.6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft131.472860.4867% more dangerous
Burglary333.732,2213.740.27% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson182.041,3262.239% safer
Drugs576.451,7702.9854% more dangerous
Other Crime343.841,4262.4038% more dangerous
Other Theft738.263,3175.5832% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.902570.4352% more dangerous
Public Order13014.707,95713.399% more dangerous
Robbery192.152490.4280% more dangerous
Shoplifting768.592,4244.0853% more dangerous
Theft From the Person131.472220.3775% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime9510.742,5004.2161% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences26630.0819,20732.317% safer

Pillgwenlly Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gelligaer1,40173.4129% safer
Blackwood65377.4122% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina73577.4722% safer
Tredegar1,27382.5114% safer
Bargoed1,11190.724.1% safer
Pillgwenlly83594.42-
Rhymney936105.4110% more dangerous
Cwmbran Central1,360128.2426% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pillgwenlly

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Recent Crimes in Pillgwenlly

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021DrugsOn or near Wallis StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Ruperra LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mountjoy StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near Ruperra StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Capel CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Coulson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Coulson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Watch House ParadeUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Alma StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Portland StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021DrugsOn or near Parking AreaOffender given a drugs possession warning
August 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mendalgief RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Temple StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brunel StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near Docks WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near Docks WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trinity PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near James StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Pillgwenlly Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31221841Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.52.43.31.5Safer
Burglary2.04.23.83.7Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson112.21.92.0Safer
Drugs973.76Safer
Other Crime1.71.91.73.8Getting worse
Other Theft10878Safer
Possession of Weapons0.110.450.680.90Getting worse
Public Order9111315Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)2.21.50.902.2Getting worse
Shoplifting2319159Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.71.60.341.5Getting worse
Vehicle Crime7101511Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences25232330Getting worse

Changes In Pillgwenlly's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pillgwenlly to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7139% safer
Coventry77.4122% safer
Croydon83.2213% safer
Sheffield85.8110% safer
Bristol86.2110% safer
Pillgwenlly94.42-
Leicester97.443.1% more dangerous
Birmingham102.878% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2812% more dangerous
Bradford133.0229% more dangerous
Leeds137.1031% more dangerous

Crime in Pillgwenlly's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pillgwenlly & Docks1,430162First

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 1,033% increase in anti-social behaviour. Pillgwenlly saw a large fall in bicycle theft during March, when it fell by 88% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+300%+1,033%+738%-5%+10%-18%+280%+123%+18%+73%
Bicycle Theft-88%-----67%+50%--67%-
Burglary+25%-+50%+33%---57%+50%+100%+75%
Criminal Damage and Arson----50%-+50%----
Drugs+350%--+900%-50%--33%+100%+200%-67%
Other Crime+200%--+500%+300%-+100%+100%-+200%
Other Theft+75%-17%-33%+25%+50%-33%-+100%+100%-25%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-----
Public Order-11%-25%+100%+150%+63%+71%+86%+22%-33%+125%
Robbery----+100%-----
Shoplifting+71%-14%---67%-36%--73%-54%-
Theft From the Person----+100%-----
Vehicle Crime-82%-67%-44%+57%+67%-18%-58%+25%+38%-43%
Violence and Sexual Offences-24%+89%+28%+61%+24%+18%+20%-11%+8%+8%

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 third most dangerous 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021