Christmas shoplifting in Blackwood fell by 11.8% compared to December 2011, according to Gwent Police.
In total, 15 shoplifters were dealt with and stolen goods were returned to the stores following searches of their homes, not only in Gwent, but also in other force areas.
Police have attributed the low number to partnership working with Caerphilly County Borough Council, shop workers, the Businesses Against Crime Partnership and the Blackwood Retail Partnership.
Blackwood Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector, Mark Smith said: “For the second consecutive year, Blackwood town centre has seen a reduction in shoplifting offences which is as a result of our effective partnership working. Now that Christmas is over, we do not forget about this crime type and with our partners, we remain focused to tackling this issue.