Crime Statistics for Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, Torfaen, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, Torfaen

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Pontnewynydd using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 111 street level crime incidents in Pontnewynydd in February 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Pontnewynydd, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime34
Anti Social Behaviour25
Shoplifting15
Public Order11
Other Theft8
Vehicle Crime8
Burglary4
Criminal Damage Arson2
Drugs2
Bicycle Theft1
Robbery1
All Crime111

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Pontnewynydd. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Pontnewynydd

We've taken the ten nearest places to Pontnewynydd and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Pontnewynydd has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Pontypool (0.88 miles)119
Cwm-Fields (0.88 miles)119
Pontymoel (1.39 miles)115
Pontnewynydd111
Griffithstown (1.76 miles)76
Lower Race (0.62 miles)67
Cwmynyscoy (1.39 miles)56
Abersychan (1.39 miles)42
Cwm Ffrwd-oer (0.62 miles)21
Old Furnace (0.88 miles)4



Most violent places near Pontnewynydd

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Pontnewynydd and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Pontypool40
Cwm-Fields40
Griffithstown35
Pontymoel34
Pontnewynydd34
Cwmynyscoy28
Lower Race24
Abersychan20
Cwm Ffrwd-oer8
Old Furnace4

Last updated: April 2, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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