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Powys Crime Statistics

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Powys is among the top 20 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Powys in 2021 was 65 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 34 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Powys's larger towns and cities, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Brecon, and Ystradgynlais comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Powys, starting with Ystradgynlais which ranks as the safest area in Powys, followed up by Brecon in second place, and Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn in third place.

Powys Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Powys represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Powys Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour1,42210.73
Bicycle Theft240.18
Burglary3212.42
Criminal Damage and Arson9617.25
Drugs3692.79
Other Crime1881.42
Other Theft5804.38
Possession of Weapons490.37
Public Order1,2269.25
Robbery100.08
Shoplifting2051.55
Theft From the Person180.14
Vehicle Crime1571.19
Violence and Sexual Offences4,44433.54

Powys's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Powys
Brecon875104 38% more dangerous
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn1,584141 54% more dangerous
Ystradgynlais61375 14% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Powys

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19152411 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.320.300.260.18 Safer
Burglary3.33.42.52.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7667 Getting worse
Drugs3.53.83.82.8 Safer
Other Crime1.21.71.41.4 Getting worse
Other Theft64.83.94.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.450.610.37 Safer
Public Order3.23.659 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.170.110.100.08 Safer
Shoplifting2.01.81.61.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.170.080.14 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.11.01.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19232434 Getting worse
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