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Crime and Safety in Rhymney

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Rhymney is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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 2021 was 106 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 32% higher than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rhymney is the 67th most dangerous small town, and the 492nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2019, Rhymney had the worst crime rate in Gwent for criminal damage and arson, with 20 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.2 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Rhymney are violence and sexual offences, with 452 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 51. This is 3.1% higher than 2020's figure of 438 offences and a difference of 1.58 from 2020's crime rate of 49. Rhymney's least common crime is theft from the person, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Rhymney 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

29% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

28% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rhymney is 29% higher than Wales and 28% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rhymney Crime Rate Over Time

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Rhymney Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Rhymney 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 Rhymney

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021106942
2020105936
20191241,099
20181211,071
201789789
201688781

Crime in Rhymney Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Rhymney This Year

 RhymneyGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour52959.5717,56229.55 50% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.453180.54 20% safer
Burglary475.291,8993.19 40% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson273.049681.63 46% more dangerous
Drugs434.841,4822.49 49% more dangerous
Other Crime343.831,3882.34 39% more dangerous
Other Theft798.903,3445.63 37% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.792600.44 44% more dangerous
Public Order16118.138,06613.57 25% more dangerous
Robbery50.562610.44 21% more dangerous
Shoplifting202.252,1663.64 62% safer
Theft From the Person30.341740.29 15% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime606.762,2013.70 45% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences45250.9020,32834.20 33% more dangerous

Rhymney Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
St. Julians70981.6130% safer
Ringland74889.6118% safer
Bargoed1,12691.9415% safer
Liswerry1,33497.049% safer
Tredegar1,579102.343.7% safer
Rhymney942106.08-
Bettws893111.014.4% more dangerous
Cwmbran Central1,417133.6221% more dangerous
Victoria1,217149.2029% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rhymney

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Recent Crimes in Rhymney

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nursery CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mount StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Phillips WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Edmund StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wine StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carno StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sunny HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Phillip'S WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goshen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Rowan PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castle FieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mount StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near Barkley StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pen-Y-DreUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BrynhyfrdInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Cross StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Hafod-Y-MynyddFormal action is not in the public interest
February 2022Other theftOn or near Goshen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Rhymney Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25275260 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.340.340.680.45 Getting worse
Burglary111075 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson984.63.0 Safer
Drugs2.54.44.34.8 Getting worse
Other Crime3.43.23.23.8 Getting worse
Other Theft111089 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.680.560.79 Getting worse
Public Order18191718 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.790.450.56 Safer
Shoplifting2.11.11.02.2 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.560.340.34 Safer
Vehicle Crime151097 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences48554951 Getting worse

Changes In Rhymney's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Rhymney's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Rhymney that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
War Memorial Park4----00.57
War Memorial Park4----00.40

Comparing Rhymney to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0858% safer
Croydon82.4829% safer
Sheffield90.0518% safer
Bristol90.5217% safer
Coventry102.243.8% safer
Rhymney106.08-
Leicester111.594.9% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0614% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6418% more dangerous
Bradford132.2820% more dangerous
Leeds150.9430% more dangerous

Crime in Rhymney's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rhymney, Pontlottyn & Abertysswg942106First

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 among the top 5 most dangerous small towns 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).

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