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Crime and Safety in Ystradgynlais

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Ystradgynlais is the safest small town in Powys, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Powys's 111 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ystradgynlais in 2021 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Powys's overall crime rate, coming in 14% higher than the Powys rate of 65 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ystradgynlais is the 198th most dangerous small town, and the 1,273rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Ystradgynlais had the worst crime rate in Powys for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.49 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Ystradgynlais residents, when it was Powys's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Ystradgynlais recorded 5 reports of other theft during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.61 the worst for other theft in Powys that month.

The most common crimes in Ystradgynlais are violence and sexual offences, with 340 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 15% higher than 2020's figure of 288 offences and a difference of 6.37 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Ystradgynlais's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Ystradgynlais 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Powys

0.05% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

3.0% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ystradgynlais is 0.05% higher than Wales and 3.0% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ystradgynlais Crime Rate Over Time

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Ystradgynlais Crime Map

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Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Ystradgynlais

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202175613
202071578
201961498
201862507
201753431
201643349

Crime in Ystradgynlais Compared To Powys

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Summary of Crimes in Ystradgynlais This Year

 YstradgynlaisPowys 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11914.581,42210.73 26% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft10.12240.18 50% safer
Burglary232.823212.42 14% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson728.829617.25 18% more dangerous
Drugs465.643692.79 51% more dangerous
Other Crime60.741881.42 92% safer
Other Theft364.415804.38 0.68% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.74490.37 50% more dangerous
Public Order637.721,2269.25 20% safer
Shoplifting111.352051.55 15% safer
Vehicle Crime91.101571.19 8% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34041.664,44433.54 19% more dangerous

Ystradgynlais Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ystradgynlais61375.10-
Brecon875104.1728% more dangerous
Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn1,584141.1547% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ystradgynlais

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Recent Crimes in Ystradgynlais

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Temperance LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Wind RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ystrad-Fawr VillasInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yniscedwyn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tai GwaliaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brynawel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HenneuaddUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near College RowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near TanygarthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol GleienUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ger-Yr-AfonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yniscedwyn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Commercial StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near DolfainInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Long StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near DolfainUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Derwen RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Police StationFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tai GwaliaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ystradgynlais Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25233015 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.250.250.120.12 Safer
Burglary4.33.44.52.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110109 Safer
Drugs63.766 Getting worse
Other Crime2.11.82.00.74 Safer
Other Theft954.44.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.610.490.740.74 Getting worse
Public Order3.43.768 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.01.71.11.4 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.22.71.41.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21283542 Getting worse

Changes In Ystradgynlais's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ystradgynlais to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9388% safer
Birmingham49.6051% safer
Barnet67.0812% safer
Ystradgynlais75.10-
Croydon82.489% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0317% more dangerous
Bristol90.5217% more dangerous
Leicester111.5933% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0639% more dangerous
Bradford132.2843% more dangerous
Leeds150.9450% 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.

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