Crime in Caerphilly County Borough has increased by more than a fifth, according to the latest police recorded figures.
There were 15,753 reported offences during the 12 months to March 2019, data from the Office for National Statistics shows.
That’s up by 21% on the previous year, when 13,011 incidents were recorded.
That means there was a rate of 87 crimes per 1,000 residents during 2018-19, slightly below the England and Wales average of 89.
Across the Gwent Police force area there were 58,536 crimes were recorded – a rise of 20% on the previous year.
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Jon Edwards of Gwent Police, said: “This increase in recorded crime is due in large part to our improvement in crime recording practices, and can be seen in many Police Forces across England and Wales.
“For example, many incidents previously classified as antisocial behaviour are now being recorded as public order crimes, while we have also seen improvements in the recording of stalking and harassment offences.
“We are committed to providing the best possible policing service, and I would like to reassure our communities that Gwent remains a safe place to visit, live and work.”
Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, said police forces needed additional support.
He said: “As always, I will discuss these latest figures in depth with the Chief Constable to ascertain what action we can take in order to make Gwent a safer place to live, work and visit.”
The statistics are based on crimes reported to the police.
Possession of weapons offences in Caerphilly County Borough rose by eight to 76 incidents.
There were 705 residential burglaries reported in 2018-19, up by 2% compared to the previous year.
There have been two homicides, which are murders or manslaughters, and there was one case of death or injury by dangerous driving.
In the county borough, theft, one of the most high volume crimes, stayed the same as the previous year. Drugs related offences rose by 6%.
Criminal damage in Caerphilly, which includes arson and vandalising cars and houses, has gone up, from 2,556 incidents in 2017-18, to 2,812 in the latest figures.
While violence with injury, which includes assault, GBH and wounding, has risen, this could be due to improved police recording.
Similarly sexual offences are hard to judge as many more victims are now coming forward due to a series of high profile cases.
In Caerphilly, there were 422 incidents recorded between April 2018 and March 2019, a 6% rise on the previous year, when 399 crimes were reported.
There were also 2,069 cases of stalking and harassment reported over the same period.