Ystradgynlais Crime Overview

Ystradgynlais is the safest small town in Powys, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Powys's 111 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ystradgynlais in 2020 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Powys's overall crime rate, coming in 30% higher than the Powys rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ystradgynlais is the 190th most dangerous small town, and the 1,374th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Ystradgynlais had the worst crime rate in Powys for burglary, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Ystradgynlais residents, when it was Powys's most dangerous area for criminal damage and arson, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 1.5 per 1,000 residents. Ystradgynlais recorded 3 reports of other crime during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst for other crime in Powys that month.

The most common crimes in Ystradgynlais are violence and sexual offences, with 288 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 19% higher than 2019's figure of 232 offences and a difference of 6.87 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Ystradgynlais's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Ystradgynlais Compared To Powys

Summary of Crimes in Ystradgynlais This Year

 YstradgynlaisPowys 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24229.653,16323.8819% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.12350.26117% safer
Burglary374.533312.5045% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson799.687535.6841% more dangerous
Drugs465.645063.8232% more dangerous
Other Crime161.961851.4029% more dangerous
Other Theft364.415153.8912% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.74810.6118% more dangerous
Public Order475.766805.1311% more dangerous
Robbery10.12130.1017% more dangerous
Shoplifting91.102181.6550% safer
Theft From the Person10.12100.0833% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime111.351371.0324% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences28835.293,14723.7533% more dangerous

Ystradgynlais Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ystradgynlais57870.82-
Brecon75690.0021% more dangerous
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn1,08696.7727% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ystradgynlais

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Ystradgynlais Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34252330Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.490.250.250.12Safer
Burglary4.54.33.44.5Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson7111010Getting worse
Drugs2.863.76Getting worse
Other Crime3.12.11.82.0Safer
Other Theft6954.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.120.610.490.74Getting worse
Public Order2.63.43.76Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.12-0.12No change
Shoplifting0.862.01.71.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.37--0.12Safer
Vehicle Crime3.73.22.71.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21212835Getting worse

Changes In Ystradgynlais's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ystradgynlais to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.714.6% safer
Ystradgynlais70.82-
Coventry77.419% more dangerous
Croydon83.2215% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8117% more dangerous
Bristol86.2118% more dangerous
Leicester97.4427% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8731% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2834% more dangerous
Bradford133.0247% more dangerous
Leeds137.1048% more dangerous

Crime in Ystradgynlais During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ystradgynlais change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Ystradgynlais saw a 1,100% increase in burglary. Ystradgynlais saw a large fall in other crime during December, when it fell by 86% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-76%+114%+192%+50%+121%+109%+100%-25%+433%-17%
Burglary+100%-80%+33%+100%+200%+50%---50%+1,100%
Criminal Damage and Arson+500%-44%-75%-50%+75%+300%-50%+125%-38%+71%
Drugs-50%-25%+300%+200%+200%--50%-+350%-25%
Other Crime------50%----86%
Other Theft+67%--75%+50%-50%+25%+33%-75%-+50%
Public Order+33%+100%-+67%+75%+500%+100%+50%--25%
Shoplifting---50%----+200%--
Vehicle Crime-50%-33%-----50%---
Violence and Sexual Offences-62%-11%-29%-21%+146%+95%-7%-6%+100%+22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ystradgynlais

What police force serves Ystradgynlais?
Ystradgynlais's local territorial police force is the Dyfed-Powys Police.
How dangerous is Ystradgynlais?
Ystradgynlais is the safest small town in Powys.
What is Ystradgynlais's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Ystradgynlais are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Ystradgynlais?
Ystradgynlais's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021