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Crime and Safety in Llanelli Rural

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Llanelli Rural is the third safest small towns in Dyfed, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 199 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llanelli Rural in 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 6% lower than the Dyfed rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llanelli Rural is the 267th most dangerous small town, and the 1,647th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Llanelli Rural had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Llanelli Rural residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Llanelli Rural recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst for theft from the person in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Llanelli Rural are violence and sexual offences, with 862 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 746 offences and a difference of 4.97 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Llanelli Rural's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Llanelli Rural 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Dyfed

10% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

12% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Llanelli Rural is 10% lower than Wales and 12% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Llanelli Rural Crime Rate Over Time

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Llanelli Rural Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Llanelli Rural 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 Rural

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021681,595
2020631,468
2019641,489
2018521,206
2017551,275
201642976

Crime in Llanelli Rural Compared To Dyfed

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Summary of Crimes in Llanelli Rural This Year

 Llanelli RuralDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34314.695,90915.31 4.2% safer
Bicycle Theft50.211080.28 33% safer
Burglary592.539402.44 3.6% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1757.493,1358.13 9% safer
Drugs662.831,3163.41 20% safer
Other Crime331.415381.39 1.4% more dangerous
Other Theft823.511,6594.30 23% safer
Possession of Weapons80.341720.45 32% safer
Public Order2048.743,5789.27 6% safer
Robbery20.09410.11 22% safer
Shoplifting461.979572.48 26% safer
Theft From the Person50.211010.26 24% safer
Vehicle Crime482.064691.22 41% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences86236.9114,82838.43 4.1% safer

Llanelli Rural Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandybie49443.0759% safer
Pembrey and Burry Port Town55166.283.0% safer
Llanelli Rural1,59568.30-
Pembroke71588.1523% more dangerous
Pembroke Dock1,037107.2936% more dangerous
Carmarthen1,729118.5042% more dangerous
Milford Haven1,848122.3244% more dangerous
Haverfordwest1,805143.1452% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llanelli Rural

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Recent Crimes in Llanelli Rural

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maescanner RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Cwmbach RoadFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Tir NewyddUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Meadow CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Llandafen RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near DanycwmUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pant Bryn IsafUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Beach RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Y-GaerInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clos Cefn-Y-MaesUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bryn Y FelinInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Llys PendderiUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BrohawddgarUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Edward RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near CoedmawrUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tir NewyddUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lewis CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect

Llanelli Rural Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29233615 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.300.510.390.21 Safer
Burglary2.83.23.72.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8987 Safer
Drugs3.43.04.52.8 Safer
Other Crime1.22.11.21.4 Safer
Other Theft554.93.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.390.390.34 Getting worse
Public Order2.84.44.49 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.130.040.09 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.52.41.32.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)--0.090.21 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.42.92.32.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21303237 Getting worse

Changes In Llanelli Rural's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Llanelli Rural's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Llanelli Rural that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Bynea Rugby Football Club2----00.80
King George's Field6---112.1

Comparing Llanelli Rural to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.081.8% safer
Llanelli Rural68.30-
Croydon82.4817% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0524% more dangerous
Bristol90.5225% more dangerous
Coventry102.2433% more dangerous
Leicester111.5939% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6447% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Llanelli Rural's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bynea & Llwynhendy65973Third
Dafen & Felin-foel54898Second
Llanelli West975132First
Swiss Valley & Llangennech24632Fourth

Llanelli Rural Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSwiss Valley & Llangennech (62)Llanelli West (244)
Bicycle TheftSwiss Valley & Llangennech (1)Llanelli West (9)
BurglarySwiss Valley & Llangennech (12)Llanelli West (40)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSwiss Valley & Llangennech (29)Llanelli West (84)
DrugsSwiss Valley & Llangennech (12)Llanelli West (92)
Other CrimeSwiss Valley & Llangennech (6)Dafen & Felin-foel (12)
Other TheftSwiss Valley & Llangennech (13)Llanelli West (59)
Possession of WeaponsSwiss Valley & Llangennech (1)Llanelli West (10)
Public OrderSwiss Valley & Llangennech (30)Llanelli West (129)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Bynea & Llwynhendy (1)Llanelli West (3)
ShopliftingSwiss Valley & Llangennech (3)Llanelli West (86)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bynea & Llwynhendy (3)Llanelli West (14)
Vehicle CrimeSwiss Valley & Llangennech (4)Bynea & Llwynhendy (30)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSwiss Valley & Llangennech (135)Llanelli West (415)

Crime in Llanelli Rural During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Llanelli Rural change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Llanelli Rural saw a 400% increase in drugs. Llanelli Rural saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 93% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-15%+200%+133%+154%+35%+73%+25%+92%+14%-38%
Bicycle Theft---50%---50%----75%
Burglary+180%-14%--82%+100%-17%+20%+25%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-55%-19%-44%-17%+57%-28%-29%-6%-54%
Drugs-13%+400%+71%+100%+325%-17%+133%-20%-25%-55%
Other Crime+300%+67%-+33%-75%-50%-75%-83%+50%-
Other Theft-18%+33%-45%+100%-23%-43%-22%-62%+50%+20%
Possession of Weapons-67%---------
Public Order-40%-64%+56%+27%-46%-14%+100%-17%+22%+250%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+150%-67%-89%-71%-90%-67%-63%+250%-+200%
Vehicle Crime+29%-+50%-67%-93%--25%-57%+200%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+3%-17%-11%+39%+5%+64%+5%+35%+22%-3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Llanelli Rural

What police force serves Llanelli Rural?
Llanelli Rural's local territorial police force is the Dyfed-Powys Police.

How dangerous is Llanelli Rural?
Llanelli Rural is the third safest small town in Dyfed.

What is Llanelli Rural's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Llanelli Rural are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Llanelli Rural?
Llanelli Rural's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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