Crime in Powys

Powys is among the top 10 safest counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Powys in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 24 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.

Crime Map of Powys

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Powys Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour3,16323.88
Bicycle Theft350.26
Burglary3312.50
Criminal Damage and Arson7535.68
Drugs5063.82
Other Crime1851.40
Other Theft5153.89
Possession of Weapons810.61
Public Order6805.13
Robbery130.10
Shoplifting2181.65
Theft From the Person100.08
Vehicle Crime1371.03
Violence and Sexual Offences3,14723.75

Powys's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Powys
Brecon7569045% more dangerous
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn1,0869748% more dangerous
Ystradgynlais5787130% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Powys

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22191524Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.320.300.26Safer
Burglary3.63.33.42.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7766Safer
Drugs3.13.53.83.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.21.71.4Getting worse
Other Theft664.83.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.400.450.61Getting worse
Public Order2.33.23.65Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.080.170.110.10Safer
Shoplifting2.52.01.81.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.140.170.170.08Safer
Vehicle Crime2.42.12.11.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18192324Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021