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Crime and Safety in Ringland, Gwent

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Ringland is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ringland in 2021 was 90 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ringland is the 125th most dangerous small town, and the 809th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2015, Ringland had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Ringland are violence and sexual offences, with 384 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 1.6% higher than 2020's figure of 378 offences and a difference of 0.71 from 2020's crime rate of 45. Ringland's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 700% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Ringland 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

16% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

15% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ringland is 16% higher than Wales and 15% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ringland Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ringland 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 Ringland

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202190748
202093776
2019105878
2018102851
201796799
201687724

Crime in Ringland Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Ringland This Year

 RinglandGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34441.2117,56229.55 28% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.123180.54 350% safer
Burglary354.191,8993.19 24% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson131.569681.63 4.5% safer
Drugs212.521,4822.49 1.2% more dangerous
Other Crime313.711,3882.34 37% more dangerous
Other Theft586.953,3445.63 19% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.362600.44 22% safer
Public Order14817.738,06613.57 23% more dangerous
Robbery10.122610.44 267% safer
Shoplifting161.922,1663.64 90% safer
Theft From the Person30.361740.29 19% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime344.072,2013.70 9% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences38446.0020,32834.20 26% more dangerous

Ringland Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gelligaer1,25865.9236% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina66369.8828% safer
Alway62471.1426% safer
Blackwood64576.4617% safer
St. Julians70981.6110% safer
Ringland74889.61-
Bargoed1,12691.942.5% more dangerous
Liswerry1,33497.048% more dangerous
Tredegar1,579102.3412% more dangerous
Rhymney942106.0816% more dangerous
Bettws893111.0119% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ringland

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Recent Crimes in Ringland

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bloomfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Anson GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near The ColdraInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Dunstable RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bloomfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hood RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Clement Atlee DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near The ColdraUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Newman CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near The ColdraInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fisher CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tallis CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Morley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cecil Sharp RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Benbow RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tallis CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Ringwood AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Public orderOn or near Hawke CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ringland Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29285341 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.961.20.960.12 Safer
Burglary3.4654.2 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson84.62.41.6 Safer
Drugs3.12.62.22.5 Safer
Other Crime2.33.83.83.7 Getting worse
Other Theft121077 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.480.720.36 Getting worse
Public Order19161618 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.40.960.960.12 Safer
Shoplifting1.20.721.31.9 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.720.840.600.36 Safer
Vehicle Crime5674.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences44534546 Getting worse

Changes In Ringland's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ringland to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0834% safer
Croydon82.489% safer
Ringland89.61-
Sheffield90.050.49% more dangerous
Bristol90.521.0% more dangerous
Coventry102.2412% more dangerous
Leicester111.5920% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0627% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6431% more dangerous
Bradford132.2832% more dangerous
Leeds150.9441% more dangerous

Crime in Ringland's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Lawrence Hill34459Second
Ringland51496First

Crime in Ringland During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ringland change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Ringland saw a 500% increase in other crime. Ringland saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-42%+264%+41%+58%+80%+69%+124%+163%+160%+90%
Bicycle Theft-+100%----+100%---
Burglary-25%-67%-20%+100%-+50%+100%-50%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--86%--75%-33%-75%-50%+200%+100%-
Drugs--33%-50%-------
Other Crime-75%-83%-+100%+25%+500%+50%---
Other Theft-77%-38%-64%-33%+200%-40%+20%-75%+67%-50%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-25%+44%-47%+14%+46%+50%+50%-57%+9%+200%
Robbery--------+100%-
Shoplifting----33%------
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-+50%-86%+300%+17%+120%+200%--+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-38%+40%-43%-29%-3%-3%-23%+29%-37%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ringland

What police force serves Ringland?
Ringland's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.

How dangerous is Ringland?
Ringland is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Gwent.

What is Ringland's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ringland are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Ringland?
Ringland's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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