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Crime and Safety in Llanelli

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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.

Llanelli 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Dyfed

46% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

45% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Llanelli is 46% higher than Wales and 45% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Llanelli Crime Rate Over Time

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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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Historical Crime Rates for Llanelli

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211403,665
20201213,161
20191323,465
20181203,134
20171122,930
2016912,388

Crime in Llanelli Compared To Dyfed

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Summary of Crimes in Llanelli This Year

 LlanelliDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,01238.595,90915.31 60% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft271.031080.28 73% more dangerous
Burglary1565.959402.44 59% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson42316.133,1358.13 50% more dangerous
Drugs2148.161,3163.41 58% more dangerous
Other Crime501.915381.39 27% more dangerous
Other Theft2087.931,6594.30 46% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons170.651720.45 31% more dangerous
Public Order41815.943,5789.27 42% more dangerous
Robbery120.46410.11 76% more dangerous
Shoplifting2278.669572.48 71% more dangerous
Theft From the Person321.221010.26 79% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime943.584691.22 66% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,78768.1414,82838.43 44% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llanelli

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Recent Crimes in Llanelli

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Highmead AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burry StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Embankment RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pentre Nicklaus VillageUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Min Y MorUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Frederick StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Corporation CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clifton TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Traeth FforddInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gelli-OnnUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Shopping AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nathan StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Prendergast StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clos Sant PaulUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Clos Dewi MediUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mincing LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pryce StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Llanelli Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour58496439 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.41.21.01.0 Safer
Burglary6566 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson17171316 Safer
Drugs6898 Getting worse
Other Crime2.52.62.51.9 Safer
Other Theft1312108 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.610.920.65 Safer
Public Order68916 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.610.690.570.46 Safer
Shoplifting1917109 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.650.840.761.2 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.53.43.93.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences43555568 Getting worse

Changes In Llanelli's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Llanelli to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.08108% safer
Croydon82.4869% safer
Sheffield90.0555% safer
Bristol90.5254% safer
Coventry102.2437% safer
Leicester111.5925% safer
Liverpool123.0614% safer
Birmingham129.648% safer
Bradford132.286% safer
Llanelli139.75-
Leeds150.947% more dangerous

Crime in Llanelli's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Llanelli Bigyn696103Second
Llanelli North51895Third
Llanelli South1,709160First

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).

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