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Crime and Safety in Pontllanfraith

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Pontllanfraith is among the top 20 safest small towns in Gwent, and is the 39th most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pontllanfraith in 2021 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pontllanfraith is the 325th most dangerous small town, and the 1,991st 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 275 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 246 offences and a difference of 3.37 from 2020's crime rate of 29. Pontllanfraith's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Pontllanfraith 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Safest

Small Towns, Gwent

19% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

21% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pontllanfraith is 19% lower than Wales and 21% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pontllanfraith Crime Rate Over Time

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Pontllanfraith Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Pontllanfraith 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 Pontllanfraith

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202163542
202066567
201969592
201857488
201760520
201654465

Crime in Pontllanfraith Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Pontllanfraith This Year

 PontllanfraithGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23927.7817,56229.55 6% safer
Bicycle Theft10.123180.54 350% safer
Burglary232.671,8993.19 19% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91.059681.63 55% safer
Drugs323.721,4822.49 33% more dangerous
Other Crime151.741,3882.34 34% safer
Other Theft333.843,3445.63 47% safer
Possession of Weapons30.352600.44 26% safer
Public Order10512.218,06613.57 11% safer
Robbery10.122610.44 267% safer
Shoplifting222.562,1663.64 42% safer
Theft From the Person10.121740.29 142% safer
Vehicle Crime222.562,2013.70 45% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27531.9720,32834.20 7% safer

Pontllanfraith Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Malpas42954.7315% safer
Caldicot54854.7815% safer
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen59955.7513% safer
Monmouth64757.3810% safer
Caerphilly99662.670.54% safer
Pontllanfraith54263.01-
Beechwood50064.282.0% more dangerous
Abertillery74865.674.1% more dangerous
Abergavenny67565.744.2% more dangerous
Gelligaer1,25865.924.4% more dangerous
Nantyglo and Blaina66369.8810% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pontllanfraith

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Recent Crimes in Pontllanfraith

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cwrt PantycelynUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mynyddislwyn CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bryn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Llanarth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near BroadmeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Brynteg AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Cwrt PantycelynUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Newbridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Clos TrefinUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Newbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Clos TrefinInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clos TrefinLocal resolution
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millbrook RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Police StationFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Other theftOn or near Penmaen RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clos TrefinUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millbrook RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Pen-Llwyn AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Blackwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Pen-Llwyn AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Pontllanfraith Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13153128 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.230.230.350.12 Safer
Burglary2.23.63.62.7 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson54.32.41.0 Safer
Drugs0.582.84.83.7 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.71.71.7 Getting worse
Other Theft774.23.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.350.120.470.35 Getting worse
Public Order8111312 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.350.470.230.12 Safer
Shoplifting3.64.44.42.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.12--0.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.64.12.42.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24292932 Getting worse

Changes In Pontllanfraith's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pontllanfraith to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pontllanfraith63.01-
Barnet67.086% more dangerous
Croydon82.4824% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0530% more dangerous
Bristol90.5230% more dangerous
Coventry102.2438% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0649% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6451% more dangerous
Bradford132.2852% more dangerous
Leeds150.9458% more dangerous

Crime in Pontllanfraith's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pontllan-fraith53262First

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 safest 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 bicycle theft.

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