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Crime and Safety in Victoria

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Victoria is the most dangerous small town in Gwent, and is the second most dangerous overall out of Gwent's 117 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Victoria in 2021 was 149 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Gwent's overall crime rate, coming in 52% higher than the Gwent rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Victoria is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns, and the 174th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Victoria had the worst crime rate in Gwent for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2018 was also a bad month for Victoria residents, when it was Gwent's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Victoria recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during September 2017, making its crime rate of 0.49 the worst for possession of weapons in Gwent that month.

The most common crimes in Victoria are violence and sexual offences, with 535 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 66. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 487 offences and a difference of 5.89 from 2020's crime rate of 60. Victoria's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 83% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Victoria 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Gwent

50% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

49% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Victoria is 50% higher than Wales and 49% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Victoria Crime Rate Over Time

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Victoria Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Victoria 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 Victoria

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211491,217
20201481,209
20191471,197
20181331,081
2017122994
2016122992

Crime in Victoria Compared To Gwent

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Summary of Crimes in Victoria This Year

 VictoriaGwent 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour37445.8517,56229.55 36% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft91.103180.54 51% more dangerous
Burglary708.581,8993.19 63% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson202.459681.63 33% more dangerous
Drugs506.131,4822.49 59% more dangerous
Other Crime293.561,3882.34 34% more dangerous
Other Theft10713.123,3445.63 57% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.742600.44 41% more dangerous
Public Order25230.898,06613.57 56% more dangerous
Robbery151.842610.44 76% more dangerous
Shoplifting242.942,1663.64 24% safer
Theft From the Person131.591740.29 82% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime8710.672,2013.70 65% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences53565.5920,32834.20 48% more dangerous

Victoria Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Liswerry1,33497.0454% safer
Tredegar1,579102.3446% safer
Rhymney942106.0841% safer
Bettws893111.0134% safer
Cwmbran Central1,417133.6212% safer
Victoria1,217149.20-

Crime Over Time in Victoria

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Recent Crimes in Victoria

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near East Usk RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bedford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bus/Coach StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marlborough RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hereford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Phillip StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Exeter StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Exeter StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bristol StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near East Usk RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sandal Wood CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Camelot PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022RobberyOn or near Coverack RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near East Usk RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Beresford RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bristol StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Bishton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near East Usk RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Victoria Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32328646 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.02.11.71.1 Safer
Burglary66109 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2.751.82.4 Safer
Drugs89146 Safer
Other Crime2.74.54.83.6 Getting worse
Other Theft15131313 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.50.611.40.74 Safer
Public Order21242531 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.53.72.21.8 Safer
Shoplifting2.83.74.42.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)2.21.42.21.6 Safer
Vehicle Crime811811 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences59626066 Getting worse

Changes In Victoria's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Victoria to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.08122% safer
Croydon82.4881% safer
Sheffield90.0566% safer
Bristol90.5265% safer
Coventry102.2446% safer
Leicester111.5934% safer
Liverpool123.0621% safer
Birmingham129.6415% safer
Bradford132.2813% safer
Victoria149.20-
Leeds150.941.2% 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 1,200% increase in anti-social behaviour. Victoria saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 80% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+227%+1,200%+364%+72%+50%+21%+150%+135%+104%+100%
Bicycle Theft--+100%--67%-+100%+200%--
Burglary+40%-43%+125%+67%+25%+700%+29%+140%+33%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson--67%-67%-80%-50%+100%--25%-67%-50%
Drugs-50%+100%+43%+440%-20%+14%+14%+167%+60%+200%
Other Crime-60%-25%+300%-67%+200%--+33%+300%+100%
Other Theft+50%-33%-38%-33%-19%-62%-21%+17%+100%+17%
Possession of Weapons-+50%+300%-------
Public Order-33%+40%+129%+28%-18%--11%+32%-26%+33%
Robbery-50%-67%-50%+50%----67%-40%+100%
Shoplifting-+133%+150%+167%+200%-67%---60%-50%
Theft From the Person--+300%--+100%----
Vehicle Crime-75%-9%+25%--63%-42%-71%-67%-13%-57%
Violence and Sexual Offences-27%-2%-9%-22%+7%+36%+10%-24%+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 the most dangerous small town 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.

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