Llanelli Crime Overview

Llanelli is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Dyfed, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 200 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llanelli in 2020 was 121 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 50% higher than the Dyfed rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llanelli is among the top 20 most dangerous medium-sized towns, and the 267th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Llanelli had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Llanelli residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 0.57 per 1,000 residents. Llanelli recorded 22 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.84 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Llanelli are violence and sexual offences, with 1,437 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 55. This is 0.97% lower than 2019's figure of 1,451 offences and a difference of 0.53 from 2019's crime rate of 55. Llanelli's least common crime is robbery, with 15 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 20% from 2019's figure of 18 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Llanelli This Year

 LlanelliDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,67964.0212,54332.5149% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft271.03780.2081% more dangerous
Burglary1606.101,0512.7255% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson32912.552,7357.0944% more dangerous
Drugs2318.811,5654.0654% more dangerous
Other Crime662.525811.5140% more dangerous
Other Theft2559.721,7294.4854% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons240.921930.5046% more dangerous
Public Order2439.272,0975.4341% more dangerous
Robbery150.57490.1377% more dangerous
Shoplifting2519.571,0092.6273% more dangerous
Theft From the Person200.76620.1679% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1033.935921.5361% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,43754.8011,45929.7046% more dangerous

Crime in Llanelli Compared To Dyfed

Llanelli Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour69584964Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.31.41.21.0Safer
Burglary7656Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson20171713Safer
Drugs7689Getting worse
Other Crime1.92.52.62.5Getting worse
Other Theft11131210Safer
Possession of Weapons1.10.530.610.92Getting worse
Public Order4.6689Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.310.610.690.57Getting worse
Shoplifting13191710Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.00.650.840.76Safer
Vehicle Crime64.53.43.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38435555Getting worse

Changes In Llanelli's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Llanelli to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7178% safer
Coventry77.4156% safer
Croydon83.2245% safer
Sheffield85.8140% safer
Bristol86.2140% safer
Leicester97.4424% safer
Birmingham102.8717% safer
Liverpool107.2812% safer
Llanelli120.53-
Bradford133.029% more dangerous
Leeds137.1012% more dangerous

Crime in Llanelli's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Llanelli Bigyn62593Second
Llanelli North44381Third
Llanelli South1,455136First

Crime in Llanelli During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-16%+81%+91%+53%+39%+46%+52%+54%+28%-14%
Bicycle Theft-67%--+300%-50%--20%+150%+100%-
Burglary+113%-71%-+30%-29%+18%+44%+100%-18%+114%
Criminal Damage and Arson-21%-60%-68%-33%-28%-6%+71%-18%+9%-58%
Drugs+17%+5%-+114%-+18%-18%+100%+21%+91%
Other Crime-64%-40%+100%-22%-14%+75%-33%+67%+133%-
Other Theft-61%-24%-4%-17%-32%+59%-19%+46%-8%+36%
Possession of Weapons+100%+200%+600%--80%-----
Public Order-30%-5%-14%+29%-15%+150%-19%+275%-6%+5%
Robbery---20%---75%+100%-+100%-
Shoplifting-35%-68%-47%-60%-65%-47%-67%-38%-62%-17%
Theft From the Person----25%-60%+200%+100%-67%--
Vehicle Crime-22%-86%+90%+120%-50%+167%-+17%+167%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-32%-10%-20%+66%+10%+9%-5%-+18%-30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Llanelli

What police force serves Llanelli?
Llanelli's local territorial police force is the Dyfed-Powys Police.
How dangerous is Llanelli?
Llanelli is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Dyfed.
What is Llanelli's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Llanelli are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Llanelli?
Llanelli's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021