Just over half of people have confidence in Gwent Police’s ability to fight crime and antisocial behaviour.
51% of people questioned in Caerphilly County Borough for the latest British Crime Survey said they had confidence in Gwent Police
In Newport the figure was 57%, in Monmouthshire 49% and in Blaenau Gwent it was 46%.
All the results are better than previous figures released by the British Crime Survey.
Gwent Police’s overall result was 45% – up from 34% last year.
Gail Foley, who manages public confidence projects for Gwent Police said: “This improvement is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our officers and staff.
“We have reorganised to ensure officers are in the right place, at the right time, delivering protection and reassurance, and engaging with communities in all sorts of ways to make sure they know about the work we are doing to tackle anti social behaviour and other crime.
“We have invested heavily in neighbourhood policing, with more officers than average devoted to local beat work. They engage with communities in all sorts of ways to make sure they know about the work we are doing to tackle anti social behaviour and other crime.”
Gwent Police has said it will be publishing the results of the British Crime Survey every three months on its website.
Meanwhile Gwent Police Authority – the governing body of the force which sets its budget has been praised for its strong performance.
In a joint inspection report published by the Wales Audit Office and Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary the authority had “performed well” in all areas.
Cilla Davies, chair of Gwent Police Authority, said: “I welcome the findings of this inspection and am pleased that the hard work and dedication of the Police Authority members and staff has been recognised in this way.
“The police authority is fully committed to making Gwent a safer place for everyone and ensuring that they receive a high quality police service which tackles the issues that are important to us all.”
Conservative South Wales East AM William Graham welcomed the report on the police authority and said: “The people of Gwent can draw considerable confidence from the fact that independent bodies have consistently scored both the police force and the authority highly.”