Tredegar Crime Overview

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 2020 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 12% higher than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Tredegar is the 114th most dangerous small town, and the 899th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Tredegar was the worst small town in Gwent for criminal damage and arson, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.58 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Tredegar residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Tredegar recorded 11 reports of other crime during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.71 the worst small town for other crime in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Tredegar are violence and sexual offences, with 590 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 557 offences and a difference of 2.14 from 2019's crime rate of 36. Tredegar's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Tredegar This Year

 TredegarGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour78550.8823,95440.3021% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.262860.4885% safer
Burglary684.412,2213.7415% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson543.501,3262.2336% more dangerous
Drugs201.301,7702.98129% safer
Other Crime704.541,4262.4047% more dangerous
Other Theft865.573,3175.580.18% safer
Possession of Weapons40.262570.4365% safer
Public Order22714.717,95713.399% more dangerous
Robbery20.132490.42223% safer
Shoplifting694.472,4244.089% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.262220.3742% safer
Vehicle Crime754.862,5004.2113% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences59038.2419,20732.3116% more dangerous

Crime in Tredegar Compared To Gwent

Tredegar Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Caerphilly1,08968.5220% safer
Abergavenny73571.5915% safer
Gelligaer1,40173.4112% safer
Blackwood65377.417% safer
Nantyglo and Blaina73577.477% safer
Tredegar1,27382.51-
Bargoed1,11190.729% more dangerous
Pillgwenlly83594.4213% more dangerous
Rhymney936105.4122% more dangerous
Cwmbran Central1,360128.2436% more dangerous

Tredegar Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour41242051Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.320.130.190.26Getting worse
Burglary1.64.04.34.4Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1873.93.5Safer
Drugs1.61.51.31.3Safer
Other Crime2.53.41.44.5Getting worse
Other Theft9776Safer
Possession of Weapons0.060.190.390.26Getting worse
Public Order8151715Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.260.390.13Safer
Shoplifting74.764.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.910.390.26Safer
Vehicle Crime8764.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25373638Getting worse

Changes In Tredegar's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Tredegar to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7122% safer
Coventry77.417% safer
Tredegar82.51-
Croydon83.220.85% more dangerous
Sheffield85.813.8% more dangerous
Bristol86.214.3% more dangerous
Leicester97.4415% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8720% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2823% more dangerous
Bradford133.0238% more dangerous
Leeds137.1040% more dangerous

Crime in Tredegar's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Sirhowy47968Second
Tredegar & Georgetown79495First

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 towns 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021