Crime in Powys

Powys is the 27th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Powys in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 22 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.

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Powys Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour3,02022.80
Bicycle Theft300.23
Burglary3022.28
Criminal Damage and Arson6915.22
Drugs4723.56
Other Crime1721.30
Other Theft4713.56
Possession of Weapons760.57
Public Order6174.66
Robbery130.10
Shoplifting1971.49
Theft From the Person100.08
Vehicle Crime1270.96
Violence and Sexual Offences2,87521.71

Powys's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Powys
Brecon7008345% more dangerous
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn1,0169150% more dangerous
Ystradgynlais5136327% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Powys

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22191523Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.320.300.23Safer
Burglary3.53.33.42.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7765Safer
Drugs3.13.53.83.6Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.21.71.3Safer
Other Theft664.83.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.290.400.450.57Getting worse
Public Order2.33.13.64.7Getting worse
Robbery0.080.170.110.10Safer
Shoplifting2.52.01.81.5Safer
Theft From the Person0.140.170.170.08Safer
Vehicle Crime2.42.12.10.96Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18192322Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021