Crime in Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire is the 49th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Carmarthenshire in 2020 was 56 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 27 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Carmarthenshire's larger towns and cities, Llanelli is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Carmarthen, and Llanelli Rural comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Carmarthenshire, starting with Llandybie which ranks as the safest area in Carmarthenshire, followed up by Pembrey and Burry Port Town in second place.

Crime Map of Carmarthenshire

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Carmarthenshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour5,85731.03
Bicycle Theft520.28
Burglary5012.65
Criminal Damage and Arson1,1626.16
Drugs7834.15
Other Crime2671.41
Other Theft8364.43
Possession of Weapons870.46
Public Order8444.47
Robbery250.13
Shoplifting5392.86
Theft From the Person300.16
Vehicle Crime3041.61
Violence and Sexual Offences5,05726.79

Carmarthenshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Carmarthenshire
Carmarthen1,3058938% more dangerous
Llandybie3372989% safer
Llanelli2,92111150% more dangerous
Llanelli Rural1,367595% more dangerous
Pembrey and Burry Port Town484584.6% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Carmarthenshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32262231Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.430.330.370.28Safer
Burglary3.52.73.22.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9896Safer
Drugs3.63.53.64.2Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.21.71.4Getting worse
Other Theft6664.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.260.400.46Getting worse
Public Order2.23.24.24.5Getting worse
Robbery0.110.150.150.13Safer
Shoplifting4.8652.9Safer
Theft From the Person0.210.130.200.16Safer
Vehicle Crime2.62.42.41.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20222827Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021