Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Crime Overview

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn is the most dangerous small town in Powys, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Powys's 111 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn in 2020 was 97 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Powys's overall crime rate, coming in 48% higher than the Powys rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn is the 64th most dangerous small town, and the 554th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn had the worst crime rate in Powys for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn residents, when it was Powys's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.98 per 1,000 residents. Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst for bicycle theft in Powys that month.

The most common crimes in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn are violence and sexual offences, with 572 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 51. This is 9% lower than 2019's figure of 621 offences and a difference of 4.37 from 2019's crime rate of 55. Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Compared To Powys

Summary of Crimes in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn This Year

 Newtown and LlanllwchaiarnPowys 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour47942.683,16323.8844% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.80350.2668% more dangerous
Burglary302.673312.506% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1089.627535.6841% more dangerous
Drugs807.135063.8246% more dangerous
Other Crime383.391851.4059% more dangerous
Other Theft524.635153.8916% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons171.51810.6160% more dangerous
Public Order1129.986805.1349% more dangerous
Robbery40.36130.1072% more dangerous
Shoplifting454.012181.6559% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.18100.0856% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime171.511371.0332% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences57250.973,14723.7553% more dangerous

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ystradgynlais57870.8237% safer
Brecon75690.008% safer
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn1,08696.77-

Crime Over Time in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn

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Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour55523743Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.30.980.80Safer
Burglary774.22.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson17151310Safer
Drugs71097Safer
Other Crime2.03.23.63.4Getting worse
Other Theft111174.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.531.70.981.5Getting worse
Public Order891110Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.980.090.36Safer
Shoplifting874.74.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.270.620.530.18Safer
Vehicle Crime2.04.21.81.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences43495551Getting worse

Changes In Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7143% safer
Coventry77.4125% safer
Croydon83.2216% safer
Sheffield85.8113% safer
Bristol86.2112% safer
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn96.77-
Leicester97.440.69% more dangerous
Birmingham102.876% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2810% more dangerous
Bradford133.0227% more dangerous
Leeds137.1029% more dangerous

Crime in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newtown North57993Second
Newtown South509101First

Crime in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn saw a 400% increase in other crime. Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 80% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-45%+183%+90%+43%+15%+2%-8%+6%+13%-39%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%----
Burglary-67%--50%-33%+33%--80%---40%
Criminal Damage and Arson-29%--11%-33%-42%-29%+10%-40%-35%-64%
Drugs-70%-64%+25%-+300%-25%-29%--25%-67%
Other Crime---+50%-20%+400%+20%-50%-44%-60%
Other Theft-50%-71%+40%-75%+17%-58%-43%--67%-20%
Possession of Weapons-50%+300%----+100%-50%--
Public Order-33%-50%-36%-40%-27%--58%+20%+83%+83%
Shoplifting-29%-+67%-75%-+17%+100%-50%+67%+150%
Vehicle Crime--50%------50%+100%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-7%-54%-13%-33%-11%-23%+2%+71%+9%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn

What police force serves Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn?
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn's local territorial police force is the Dyfed-Powys Police.
How dangerous is Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn?
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn is the most dangerous small town in Powys.
What is Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn?
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021