Crime Statistics for Pontypool, Torfaen, May 2020

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Crime Statistics for Pontypool, Pontypool, Torfaen

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Pontypool using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 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 143 street level crime incidents in Pontypool in May 2020. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour77
Violent Crime26
Public Order20
Other Theft4
Criminal Damage Arson3
Other Crime3
Vehicle Crime2
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime143

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Pontypool. 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 Pontypool

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Pontnewynydd (0.88 miles)190
Pontymoel (0.62 miles)159
New Inn (1.39 miles)122
Griffithstown (0.88 miles)114
Lower Race (0.62 miles)76
Cwmynyscoy (0.62 miles)72
Cwm Ffrwd-oer (1.39 miles)44
Old Furnace (1.24 miles)9

of Torfaen residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near Pontypool

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

LocationViolent Incidents
New Inn26
Lower Race18
Cwm Ffrwd-oer11
Old Furnace2

Last updated: July 6, 2020
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