Rhymney Crime Overview

Rhymney is the second most dangerous small town in Gwent, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rhymney in 2020 was 105 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 31% higher than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rhymney is the 50th most dangerous small town, and the 424th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Rhymney had the worst crime rate in Gwent for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Rhymney are violence and sexual offences, with 438 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 11% lower than 2019's figure of 485 offences and a difference of 5.30 from 2019's crime rate of 55. Rhymney's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 67% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Rhymney This Year

 RhymneyGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour46452.2523,95440.3023% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.682860.4829% more dangerous
Burglary606.762,2213.7445% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson414.621,3262.2352% more dangerous
Drugs384.281,7702.9830% more dangerous
Other Crime283.151,4262.4024% more dangerous
Other Theft758.453,3175.5834% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.562570.4323% more dangerous
Public Order14716.557,95713.3919% more dangerous
Robbery40.452490.427% more dangerous
Shoplifting91.012,4244.08304% safer
Theft From the Person30.342220.379% safer
Vehicle Crime829.232,5004.2154% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences43849.3219,20732.3134% more dangerous

Crime in Rhymney Compared To Gwent

Rhymney Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Blackwood65377.4136% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina73577.4736% safer
Tredegar1,27382.5128% safer
Bargoed1,11190.7216% safer
Pillgwenlly83594.4212% safer
Rhymney936105.41-
Cwmbran Central1,360128.2418% more dangerous

Rhymney Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour47252752Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.340.340.340.68Getting worse
Burglary2.711107Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16984.6Safer
Drugs2.42.54.44.3Getting worse
Other Crime3.23.43.23.2Safer
Other Theft1011108Safer
Possession of Weapons0.450.340.680.56Getting worse
Public Order10181917Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.560.340.790.45Safer
Shoplifting1.72.11.11.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.450.340.560.34Safer
Vehicle Crime1115109Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30485549Getting worse

Changes In Rhymney's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Rhymney to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7156% safer
Coventry77.4136% safer
Croydon83.2227% safer
Sheffield85.8123% safer
Bristol86.2122% safer
Leicester97.448% safer
Birmingham102.872.5% safer
Rhymney105.41-
Liverpool107.281.7% more dangerous
Bradford133.0221% more dangerous
Leeds137.1023% more dangerous

Crime in Rhymney's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rhymney, Pontlottyn & Abertysswg936105First

Crime in Rhymney During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rhymney change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Rhymney saw a 600% increase in drugs. Rhymney saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 93% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+109%+380%+143%+82%-+12%+120%+25%+83%+160%
Bicycle Theft-----50%-----
Burglary-60%-50%-+50%---13%-50%-60%-89%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-80%-50%+150%-80%-33%-50%+20%-89%+100%
Drugs+600%---91%+100%+200%+100%+150%-60%+50%
Other Crime--33%-60%+300%+300%+400%-67%-67%-+50%
Other Theft-33%-45%-+14%+33%-57%+14%-58%-25%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-33%-24%-14%-44%+14%+20%+11%-15%-53%-33%
Shoplifting----------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-36%-9%-+50%-93%+50%+125%+367%-13%+67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-31%-23%-3%+29%-25%+10%-22%-21%+84%-42%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rhymney

What police force serves Rhymney?
Rhymney's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Rhymney?
Rhymney is the second most dangerous small town in Gwent.
What is Rhymney's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Rhymney are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Rhymney?
Rhymney's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021