Llanelli is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Dyfed, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 199 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llanelli in 2021 was 140 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 48% higher than the Dyfed rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llanelli is among the top 10 most dangerous medium-sized towns, and the 210th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Llanelli had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Llanelli residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 0.50 per 1,000 residents. Llanelli recorded 44 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Dyfed that month.
The most common crimes in Llanelli are violence and sexual offences, with 1,787 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 68. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 1,437 offences and a difference of 13.34 from 2020's crime rate of 55. Llanelli's least common crime is robbery, with 12 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 25% from 2020's figure of 15 crimes.
Medium-Sized Towns, Dyfed
46% higher, regional crime rate
45% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Llanelli is 46% higher than Wales and 45% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Llanelli 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||1,012||38.59||5,909||15.31||60% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||27||1.03||108||0.28||73% more dangerous|
|Burglary||156||5.95||940||2.44||59% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||423||16.13||3,135||8.13||50% more dangerous|
|Drugs||214||8.16||1,316||3.41||58% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||50||1.91||538||1.39||27% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||208||7.93||1,659||4.30||46% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||17||0.65||172||0.45||31% more dangerous|
|Public Order||418||15.94||3,578||9.27||42% more dangerous|
|Robbery||12||0.46||41||0.11||76% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||227||8.66||957||2.48||71% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||32||1.22||101||0.26||79% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||94||3.58||469||1.22||66% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,787||68.14||14,828||38.43||44% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Highmead Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Burry Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Embankment Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pentre Nicklaus Village||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Min Y Mor||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Frederick Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Corporation Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Clifton Terrace||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Traeth Ffordd||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Station Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Gelli-Onn||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Shopping Area||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Nathan Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Prendergast Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Clos Sant Paul||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Clos Dewi Medi||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Mincing Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Pryce Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||17||17||13||16||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.53||0.61||0.92||0.65||Safer|
|Public Order||6||8||9||16||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.61||0.69||0.57||0.46||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.65||0.84||0.76||1.2||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||43||55||55||68||Getting worse|
|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 Llanelli change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Llanelli saw a 600% increase in possession of weapons. Llanelli saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-21%||-60%||-68%||-33%||-28%||-6%||+71%||-18%||+9%||-58%|
|Possession of Weapons||+100%||+200%||+600%||-||-80%||-||-||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-25%||-60%||+200%||+100%||-67%||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-32%||-10%||-20%||+66%||+10%||+9%||-5%||-||+18%||-30%|