Victoria Crime Overview

Victoria is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Victoria in 2020 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Gwent rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Victoria is the 213rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,520th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Victoria had the worst crime rate in Gwent for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.49 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Victoria residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Victoria are violence and sexual offences, with 209 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 9% lower than 2019's figure of 227 offences and a difference of 2.21 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Victoria's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 80% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Victoria to other towns and cities

See how Victoria shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Victoria and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Summary of Crimes in Victoria This Year

 VictoriaGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36344.5023,95440.309% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.742860.4835% more dangerous
Burglary394.782,2213.7422% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson70.861,3262.23159% safer
Drugs465.641,7702.9847% more dangerous
Other Crime161.961,4262.4022% safer
Other Theft566.873,3175.5819% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.612570.4330% more dangerous
Public Order10212.507,95713.397% safer
Robbery80.982490.4257% more dangerous
Shoplifting232.822,4244.0845% safer
Theft From the Person91.102220.3766% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime313.802,5004.2111% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20925.6219,20732.3126% safer

Crime in Victoria Compared To Gwent

Victoria Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bettws47158.5517% safer
Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen64059.5715% safer
Ringland51361.4611% safer
Pontllanfraith56765.913.6% safer
Abertillery76366.991.9% safer
Victoria55768.28-
Caerphilly1,08968.520.35% more dangerous
Abergavenny73571.594.6% more dangerous
Gelligaer1,40173.417% more dangerous
Blackwood65377.4112% more dangerous
Nantyglo and Blaina73577.4712% more dangerous

Victoria Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24161844Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.980.980.980.74Safer
Burglary1.82.12.64.8Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson131.22.80.86Safer
Drugs3.72.63.46Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.61.72.0Getting worse
Other Theft6987Safer
Possession of Weapons0.370.370.120.61Getting worse
Public Order4.79912Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.980.491.50.98No change
Shoplifting4.72.22.42.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.610.490.741.1Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.03.763.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19252826Getting worse

Changes In Victoria's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Victoria to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.710.84% safer
Victoria68.28-
Coventry77.4112% more dangerous
Croydon83.2218% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8120% more dangerous
Bristol86.2121% more dangerous
Leicester97.4430% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8734% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2836% more dangerous
Bradford133.0249% more dangerous
Leeds137.1050% more dangerous

Crime in Victoria During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Victoria change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Victoria saw a 1,540% increase in anti-social behaviour. Victoria saw a large fall in vehicle crime during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+160%+1,540%+586%+94%+24%+33%+119%+156%+50%+93%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+50%-25%+400%--+400%-25%+500%+100%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson--------33%-60%-50%
Drugs--+20%+800%+50%+150%-33%+50%-+700%
Other Crime-------+50%--
Other Theft-33%-40%-67%-20%-38%-56%-75%-+50%+100%
Public Order+67%+167%+600%+100%+40%+13%-17%+20%+17%+17%
Robbery--------+100%-
Shoplifting-+200%-+200%--67%---50%-
Theft From the Person--------+200%-
Vehicle Crime-80%+33%---75%-29%--67%-25%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+6%--27%+14%+59%-7%-25%-15%-28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Victoria

What police force serves Victoria?
Victoria's local territorial police force is the Gwent Police.
How dangerous is Victoria?
Victoria is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gwent.
What is Victoria's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Victoria are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Victoria?
Victoria's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021