Crime in Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire is among the top 20 safest counties in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Monmouthshire in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 19 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Monmouthshire's larger towns and cities, Abergavenny is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Monmouth, and Chepstow comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Monmouthshire, starting with Caldicot which ranks as the safest area in Monmouthshire.

Crime Map of Monmouthshire

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Monmouthshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour2,21923.46
Bicycle Theft270.29
Burglary2452.59
Criminal Damage and Arson1221.29
Drugs1942.05
Other Crime1221.29
Other Theft3984.21
Possession of Weapons200.21
Public Order7077.47
Robbery160.17
Shoplifting2662.81
Theft From the Person110.12
Vehicle Crime2222.35
Violence and Sexual Offences1,75718.57

Monmouthshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Monmouthshire
Abergavenny6906735% more dangerous
Caldicot429431.3% safer
Chepstow6425216% more dangerous
Monmouth5985318% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Monmouthshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16121023Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.350.360.390.29Safer
Burglary1.22.83.32.6Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson61.71.31.3Safer
Drugs1.21.71.62.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.31.21.3Safer
Other Theft8874.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.160.210.270.21Safer
Public Order3.1787Getting worse
Robbery0.110.180.150.17Getting worse
Shoplifting4.84.73.82.8Safer
Theft From the Person0.370.440.250.12Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.43.22.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12182019Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021