Llanelli Rural Crime Overview

Llanelli Rural is the third safest small town in Dyfed, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 200 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llanelli Rural in 2020 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 4.3% higher than the Dyfed rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llanelli Rural is the 278th most dangerous small town, and the 1,871st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Llanelli Rural had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for drugs, with 16 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.69 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Llanelli Rural residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.04 per 1,000 residents. Llanelli Rural recorded 15 reports of vehicle crime during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.64 the worst for vehicle crime in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Llanelli Rural are violence and sexual offences, with 746 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 702 offences and a difference of 1.88 from 2019's crime rate of 30. Llanelli Rural's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

Compare Llanelli Rural to other towns and cities

See how Llanelli Rural shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Llanelli Rural and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Llanelli Rural Compared To Dyfed

Summary of Crimes in Llanelli Rural This Year

 Llanelli RuralDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour85136.4412,54332.5111% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.39780.2049% more dangerous
Burglary863.681,0512.7226% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1797.662,7357.097% more dangerous
Drugs1054.501,5654.0610% more dangerous
Other Crime291.245811.5122% safer
Other Theft1154.921,7294.489% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.391930.5028% safer
Public Order1044.452,0975.4322% safer
Robbery10.04490.13225% safer
Shoplifting301.281,0092.62105% safer
Theft From the Person20.09620.1678% safer
Vehicle Crime532.275921.5333% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences74631.9411,45929.707% more dangerous

Llanelli Rural Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandybie37532.6992% safer
Pembrey and Burry Port Town51862.310.88% safer
Llanelli Rural1,46862.86-
Pembroke62577.0618% more dangerous
Carmarthen1,39395.4734% more dangerous
Milford Haven1,618107.1041% more dangerous
Pembroke Dock1,051108.7442% more dangerous
Aberystwyth1,372127.5651% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llanelli Rural

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Llanelli Rural Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34292336Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.340.300.510.39Getting worse
Burglary3.42.83.23.7Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson10898Safer
Drugs3.13.43.04.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.22.11.2Safer
Other Theft7554.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.130.390.39Getting worse
Public Order2.22.84.44.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.040.090.130.04Safer
Shoplifting2.02.52.41.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.04--0.09Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.43.42.92.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21213032Getting 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 2020.

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
Llanelli Rural62.86-
Barnet67.717% more dangerous
Coventry77.4119% more dangerous
Croydon83.2224% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8127% more dangerous
Bristol86.2127% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Llanelli Rural's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bynea & Llwynhendy54360Third
Dafen & Felin-foel53896Second
Llanelli West863117First
Swiss Valley & Llangennech24031Fourth

Llanelli Rural Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Llanelli Rural for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourSwiss Valley & Llangennech (199)Llanelli West (419)
Bicycle TheftBynea & Llwynhendy (1)Llanelli West (7)
BurglarySwiss Valley & Llangennech (14)Llanelli West (65)
Criminal Damage and ArsonSwiss Valley & Llangennech (30)Llanelli West (73)
DrugsSwiss Valley & Llangennech (23)Llanelli West (87)
Other CrimeBynea & Llwynhendy (8)Llanelli West (18)
Other TheftSwiss Valley & Llangennech (11)Llanelli West (87)
Possession of WeaponsBynea & Llwynhendy (3)Llanelli West (8)
Public OrderSwiss Valley & Llangennech (24)Llanelli West (60)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Bynea & Llwynhendy (1)Llanelli West (2)
ShopliftingSwiss Valley & Llangennech (3)Llanelli West (96)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bynea & Llwynhendy (2)Llanelli West (6)
Vehicle CrimeSwiss Valley & Llangennech (8)Bynea & Llwynhendy (34)
Violence and Sexual OffencesSwiss Valley & Llangennech (119)Dafen & Felin-foel (303)

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021