Crime in Newport

Newport is among the top 20 most dangerous counties in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Newport in 2020 was 88 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 35 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Newport's larger towns and cities, Pillgwenlly is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Victoria, and Bettws comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Newport, starting with Caerleon which ranks as the safest area in Newport, followed up by Rogerstone in second place, and Malpas in third place.

Crime Map of Newport

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Newport Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour7,57148.95
Bicycle Theft1500.97
Burglary7584.90
Criminal Damage and Arson3552.30
Drugs7274.70
Other Crime4592.97
Other Theft1,0716.92
Possession of Weapons1060.69
Public Order2,40215.53
Robbery1410.91
Shoplifting9636.23
Theft From the Person1280.83
Vehicle Crime9015.83
Violence and Sexual Offences5,47335.38

Newport's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Newport
Allt-yr-yn5716242% safer
Alway6066928% safer
Beechwood4265561% safer
Bettws92111423% more dangerous
Caerleon30639124% safer
Gaer776862.8% safer
Liswerry1,303957% more dangerous
Malpas4075270% safer
Pillgwenlly1,33215141% more dangerous
Ringland728871.1% safer
Rogerstone5154694% safer
St. Julians6307322% safer
Victoria1,12513836% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Newport

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour40272649Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.51.70.97Safer
Burglary2.25.04.84.9Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson184.13.62.3Safer
Drugs554.44.7Safer
Other Crime2.73.02.83.0Getting worse
Other Theft1111107Safer
Possession of Weapons0.460.550.650.69Getting worse
Public Order10171716Getting worse
Robbery1.01.11.10.91Safer
Shoplifting1211106Safer
Theft From the Person1.31.31.10.83Safer
Vehicle Crime7796Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27394135Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021