Carmarthen is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Dyfed, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 199 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Carmarthen in 2021 was 118 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 39% higher than the Dyfed rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Carmarthen is the 44th most dangerous small town, and the 356th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Carmarthen had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for other crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.48 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Carmarthen residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for public order, recording 28 crimes at a rate of 1.9 per 1,000 residents. Carmarthen recorded 3 reports of robbery during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst for robbery in Dyfed that month.
The most common crimes in Carmarthen are violence and sexual offences, with 888 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 61. This is 32% higher than 2020's figure of 607 offences and a difference of 19.26 from 2020's crime rate of 42. Carmarthen's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 533% from 2020's figure of 19 crimes.
Top 5 Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Dyfed
37% higher, regional crime rate
35% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Carmarthen is 37% higher than Wales and 35% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Carmarthen represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||373||25.56||5,909||15.31||40% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||5||0.34||108||0.28||18% more dangerous|
|Burglary||46||3.15||940||2.44||23% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||167||11.45||3,135||8.13||29% more dangerous|
|Drugs||93||6.37||1,316||3.41||46% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||31||2.12||538||1.39||34% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||85||5.83||1,659||4.30||26% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||3||0.21||172||0.45||114% safer|
|Public Order||239||16.38||3,578||9.27||43% more dangerous|
|Robbery||5||0.34||41||0.11||68% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||119||8.16||957||2.48||70% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||4||0.27||101||0.26||3.7% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||44||3.02||469||1.22||60% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||888||60.86||14,828||38.43||37% more dangerous|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Pembrey and Burry Port Town||551||66.28||79% safer|
|Llanelli Rural||1,595||68.30||73% safer|
|Pembroke Dock||1,037||107.29||10% safer|
|Milford Haven||1,848||122.32||3.1% more dangerous|
|Haverfordwest||1,805||143.14||17% more dangerous|
|Aberystwyth||2,006||186.50||36% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Pentrefelin Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Heol Beca||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Morgan Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Supermarket||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Priory Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Park Hall||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Brynhaul Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pentrefelin Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Cae Celyn||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hospital||Formal action is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near The Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near St David'S Street||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Ystrad Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Maes Dewi||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Heol Morfa Brenin||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near A40||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Morley Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near The Grove||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Bicycle Theft||0.41||0.34||0.55||0.34||No change|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||13||13||9||11||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.4||2.1||1.6||2.1||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.62||0.82||1.3||0.21||Safer|
|Public Order||7||8||8||16||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.27||0.48||0.34||0.34||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.34||0.69||0.34||0.27||Safer|
|Vehicle Crime||2.4||4.5||2.2||3.0||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||42||48||42||61||Getting worse|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Carmarthen Wanderers Cricket Club||-||2||1||-||2||2||3.0|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Liverpool||123.06||3.7% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||9% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||10% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||21% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Carmarthen change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Carmarthen saw a 333% increase in drugs. Carmarthen saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Carmarthen's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-17%||-40%||-50%||+63%||-70%||-21%||+6%||-47%||-47%||-58%|
|Possession of Weapons||+200%||-||-75%||-50%||-||+100%||+200%||-50%||+100%||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-67%||-50%||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-21%||-44%||+11%||-6%||-22%||+39%||-28%||-18%||-13%||-19%|