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Crime and Safety in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn

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Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn is the most dangerous small town in Powys, and is the second most dangerous overall out of Powys's 111 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn in 2021 was 141 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Powys's overall crime rate, coming in 54% higher than the Powys rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns, and the 198th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn had the worst crime rate in Powys for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.45 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn residents, when it was Powys's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 23 crimes at a rate of 2.0 per 1,000 residents. Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn recorded 8 reports of drugs during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.71 the worst for drugs in Powys that month.

The most common crimes in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn are violence and sexual offences, with 913 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 81. This is 37% higher than 2020's figure of 572 offences and a difference of 30.39 from 2020's crime rate of 51. Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Powys

47% higher, regional crime rate

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48% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn is 47% higher than Wales and 48% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Crime Rate Over Time

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Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn 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: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211411,584
2020971,086
20191131,268
20181201,350
20171081,215
2016971,084

Crime in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Compared To Powys

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Summary of Crimes in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn This Year

 Newtown and LlanllwchaiarnPowys 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23921.301,42210.73 50% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft100.89240.18 80% more dangerous
Burglary363.213212.42 25% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson17215.339617.25 53% more dangerous
Drugs554.903692.79 43% more dangerous
Other Crime373.301881.42 57% more dangerous
Other Theft847.495804.38 42% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.45490.37 18% more dangerous
Public Order23020.501,2269.25 55% more dangerous
Robbery20.18100.08 56% more dangerous
Shoplifting272.412051.55 36% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.18180.14 22% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime110.981571.19 21% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences91381.364,44433.54 59% more dangerous

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ystradgynlais61375.1088% safer
Brecon875104.1735% safer
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn1,584141.15-

Crime Over Time in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn

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Recent Crimes in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bramble CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Commercial StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near CledanUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Severn StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GelliInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Herons WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near ParklandsLocal resolution
March 2022Other theftOn or near Lon HelygInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wesley PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stone StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near GlyndwrUnable to prosecute suspect

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour52374321 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.30.980.800.89 Safer
Burglary74.22.73.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15131015 Getting worse
Drugs10974.9 Safer
Other Crime3.23.63.43.3 Getting worse
Other Theft1174.67 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.70.981.50.45 Safer
Public Order9111020 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.980.090.360.18 Safer
Shoplifting74.74.02.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.530.180.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.21.81.50.98 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences49555181 Getting 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
Coventry39.93253% safer
Birmingham49.60185% safer
Barnet67.08110% safer
Croydon82.4871% safer
Sheffield90.0357% safer
Bristol90.5256% safer
Leicester111.5926% safer
Liverpool123.0615% safer
Bradford132.287% safer
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn141.15-
Leeds150.946% more dangerous

Crime in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newtown North751121Second
Newtown South833166First

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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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