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.
Top 5 Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Gwent
29% higher, regional crime rate
28% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Rhymney is 29% higher than Wales and 28% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||529||59.57||17,562||29.55||50% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||4||0.45||318||0.54||20% safer|
|Burglary||47||5.29||1,899||3.19||40% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||27||3.04||968||1.63||46% more dangerous|
|Drugs||43||4.84||1,482||2.49||49% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||34||3.83||1,388||2.34||39% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||79||8.90||3,344||5.63||37% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||7||0.79||260||0.44||44% more dangerous|
|Public Order||161||18.13||8,066||13.57||25% more dangerous|
|Robbery||5||0.56||261||0.44||21% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||3||0.34||174||0.29||15% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||60||6.76||2,201||3.70||45% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||452||50.90||20,328||34.20||33% more dangerous|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|St. Julians||709||81.61||30% safer|
|Bettws||893||111.01||4.4% more dangerous|
|Cwmbran Central||1,417||133.62||21% more dangerous|
|Victoria||1,217||149.20||29% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Nursery Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Mount Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Phillips Walk||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Edmund Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Wine Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Carno Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Sunny Hill||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Phillip'S Walk||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Goshen Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Rowan Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Castle Fields||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Mount Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Barkley Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pen-Y-Dre||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Brynhyfrd||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Public order||On or near Cross Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|February 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Hafod-Y-Mynydd||Formal action is not in the public interest|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Goshen Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||25||27||52||60||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||0.34||0.34||0.68||0.45||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||9||8||4.6||3.0||Safer|
|Other Crime||3.4||3.2||3.2||3.8||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.34||0.68||0.56||0.79||Getting worse|
|Public Order||18||19||17||18||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.34||0.79||0.45||0.56||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.34||0.56||0.34||0.34||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||48||55||49||51||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Rhymney that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|War Memorial Park||4||-||-||-||-||0||0.57|
|War Memorial Park||4||-||-||-||-||0||0.40|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Leicester||111.59||4.9% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||14% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||18% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||20% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||30% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Rhymney, Pontlottyn & Abertysswg||942||106||First|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-33%||-80%||-50%||+150%||-80%||-33%||-50%||+20%||-89%||+100%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-31%||-23%||-3%||+29%||-25%||+10%||-22%||-21%||+84%||-42%|