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Crime and Safety in Tredegar

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Tredegar is among the top 5 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 Tredegar in 2021 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tredegar is the 80th most dangerous small town, and the 547th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Tredegar had the worst crime rate in Gwent for criminal damage and arson, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Tredegar residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Tredegar recorded 16 reports of other crime during April 2020, making its crime rate of 1.0 the worst for other crime in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Tredegar are violence and sexual offences, with 753 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 22% higher than 2020's figure of 590 offences and a difference of 10.56 from 2020's crime rate of 38. Tredegar's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 33% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Tredegar 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Gwent

27% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

25% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Tredegar is 27% higher than Wales and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Tredegar Crime Rate Over Time

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Tredegar Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Tredegar 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 Tredegar

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211021,579
2020831,273
2019841,294
2018881,355
2017801,231
2016711,099

Crime in Tredegar Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Tredegar This Year

 TredegarGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour57737.4017,56229.55 21% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.193180.54 184% safer
Burglary694.471,8993.19 29% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson473.059681.63 47% more dangerous
Drugs281.811,4822.49 38% safer
Other Crime573.691,3882.34 37% more dangerous
Other Theft1097.063,3445.63 20% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.582600.44 24% more dangerous
Public Order30819.968,06613.57 32% more dangerous
Robbery120.782610.44 44% more dangerous
Shoplifting875.642,1663.64 35% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.191740.29 53% safer
Vehicle Crime946.092,2013.70 39% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences75348.8020,32834.20 30% more dangerous

Tredegar Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Blackwood64576.4634% safer
St. Julians70981.6125% safer
Ringland74889.6114% safer
Bargoed1,12691.9411% safer
Liswerry1,33497.045% safer
Tredegar1,579102.34-
Rhymney942106.083.5% more dangerous
Bettws893111.018% more dangerous
Cwmbran Central1,417133.6223% more dangerous
Victoria1,217149.2031% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Tredegar

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Recent Crimes in Tredegar

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near The RhydUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Sirhowy CourtOffender given a caution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Kimberley TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pretoria TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cripps AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Highfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Attlee CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Attlee CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beaufort RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hill ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Charles StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RhoslanInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Woodfield CrossInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect

Tredegar Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24205137 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.130.190.260.19 Safer
Burglary4.04.34.44.5 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson73.93.53.0 Safer
Drugs1.51.31.31.8 Getting worse
Other Crime3.41.44.53.7 Getting worse
Other Theft7767 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.390.260.58 Getting worse
Public Order15171520 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.390.130.78 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.764.56 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.910.390.260.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime764.96 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37363849 Getting worse

Changes In Tredegar's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Tredegar's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Tredegar Rugby Football Club7---519

Comparing Tredegar to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0853% safer
Croydon82.4824% safer
Sheffield90.0514% safer
Bristol90.5213% safer
Coventry102.240.10% safer
Tredegar102.34-
Leicester111.598% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0617% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6421% more dangerous
Bradford132.2823% more dangerous
Leeds150.9432% more dangerous

Crime in Tredegar's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sirhowy58583Second
Tredegar & Georgetown994119First

Crime in Tredegar During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Tredegar change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Tredegar saw a 800% increase in shoplifting. Tredegar saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during March, when it fell by 89% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+64%+664%+605%+230%+89%+30%+132%+134%+221%+105%
Burglary+129%-20%+67%-71%--20%--60%-78%-56%
Criminal Damage and Arson-89%-38%+200%-25%+125%-33%-57%-50%+100%-
Drugs----50%---+67%--50%
Other Crime+300%+700%+167%-+67%+150%-50%-+50%-
Other Theft+13%-67%+14%-20%-41%+33%-33%-53%--17%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-----
Public Order-24%+36%+47%+45%-17%-35%-27%-39%-35%-7%
Shoplifting+40%-40%+800%-40%-63%-33%+50%-47%-68%+14%
Theft From the Person---------50%-
Vehicle Crime-40%+50%-50%-20%-64%-46%+29%-17%+100%+67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+28%+69%+2%-2%-13%+4%+19%-39%+31%-10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Tredegar

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

How dangerous is Tredegar?
Tredegar is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Gwent.

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

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

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