Pontllanfraith Crime Overview

Pontllanfraith is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pontllanfraith in 2020 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pontllanfraith is the 244th most dangerous small town, and the 1,683rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2017, Pontllanfraith had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Pontllanfraith are violence and sexual offences, with 246 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is the same as 2019's figure of 246 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2019's crime rate of 29. Pontllanfraith's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Pontllanfraith Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Pontllanfraith This Year

 PontllanfraithGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26831.1623,95440.3029% safer
Bicycle Theft30.352860.4837% safer
Burglary313.602,2213.743.9% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson212.441,3262.239% more dangerous
Drugs414.771,7702.9838% more dangerous
Other Crime151.741,4262.4038% safer
Other Theft364.193,3175.5833% safer
Possession of Weapons40.472570.439% more dangerous
Public Order10912.677,95713.396% safer
Robbery20.232490.4283% safer
Shoplifting384.422,4244.088% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime212.442,5004.2173% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24628.6019,20732.3113% safer

Pontllanfraith Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Monmouth63956.6716% safer
Chepstow71157.1915% safer
Bettws47158.5513% safer
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen64059.5711% safer
Ringland51361.467% safer
Pontllanfraith56765.91-
Abertillery76366.991.6% more dangerous
Victoria55768.283.5% more dangerous
Caerphilly1,08968.523.8% more dangerous
Abergavenny73571.598% more dangerous
Gelligaer1,40173.4110% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pontllanfraith

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Recent Crimes in Pontllanfraith

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Sir Ivor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Police StationOffender given a drugs possession warning
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Manor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newbridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newbridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millbrook RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021DrugsOn or near Blackwood RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
August 2021Other theftOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gelli LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clos TrefinUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sirhowy ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alder RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Commercial StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rushmere RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Parc BrynInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parc BrynUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Newbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near Newbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near Newbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newbridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Pontllanfraith Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22131531Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.350.230.230.35Getting worse
Burglary0.352.23.63.6Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1554.32.4Safer
Drugs2.00.582.84.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.61.71.7Getting worse
Other Theft10774.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.470.350.120.47Getting worse
Public Order3.881113Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.350.470.23Safer
Shoplifting3.73.64.44.4Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.23.64.12.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18242929Getting worse

Changes In Pontllanfraith's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pontllanfraith to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pontllanfraith65.91-
Barnet67.712.7% more dangerous
Coventry77.4115% more dangerous
Croydon83.2221% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8123% more dangerous
Bristol86.2124% more dangerous
Leicester97.4432% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8736% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2839% more dangerous
Bradford133.0250% more dangerous
Leeds137.1052% more dangerous

Crime in Pontllanfraith's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pontllan-fraith55364First

Crime in Pontllanfraith During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pontllanfraith change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Pontllanfraith saw a 500% increase in anti-social behaviour. Pontllanfraith saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 80% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-40%+373%+500%+50%+8%+214%+127%+189%+420%+71%
Burglary-75%+50%-75%-+100%--50%+200%-50%-20%
Criminal Damage and Arson-+50%-56%+200%--50%----
Drugs-25%+300%+200%+80%-67%---+25%+133%
Other Crime-+100%-50%-+300%-+100%-+50%-
Other Theft+29%-40%--75%-80%-67%-75%-80%-17%-43%
Public Order-29%-17%+25%+120%-17%--8%-25%+14%+17%
Shoplifting--80%---50%-+100%-33%-50%+200%
Vehicle Crime+300%+33%--57%-33%-+50%---33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%-11%-4%-40%-13%-22%-15%-42%+17%+6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pontllanfraith

What police force serves Pontllanfraith?
Pontllanfraith's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Pontllanfraith?
Pontllanfraith is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent.
What is Pontllanfraith's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Pontllanfraith are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Pontllanfraith?
Pontllanfraith's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021