Llantwit Major Crime Overview

Llantwit Major is among the top 20 safest small towns in South Glamorgan, and is the 28th most dangerous overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llantwit Major in 2020 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 120% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 84 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llantwit Major is the 220th safest small town, and the 4,719th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Llantwit Major was the worst small town in South Glamorgan for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2019 was also a bad month for Llantwit Major residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.41 per 1,000 residents. Llantwit Major recorded 1 report of possession of weapons during January 2018, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for possession of weapons in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Llantwit Major are violence and sexual offences, with 148 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 6% lower than 2019's figure of 157 offences and a difference of 0.93 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Llantwit Major's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020.

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Crime in Llantwit Major Compared To South Glamorgan

Summary of Crimes in Llantwit Major This Year

 Llantwit MajorSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27528.4119,61739.2138% safer
Bicycle Theft70.721,1632.32222% safer
Burglary191.962,3224.64137% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson596.104,6129.2251% safer
Drugs141.452,2644.53212% safer
Other Crime70.727831.57118% safer
Other Theft424.343,3116.6253% safer
Possession of Weapons10.103210.64540% safer
Public Order515.275,20310.4097% safer
Shoplifting131.343,3876.77405% safer
Theft From the Person40.415161.03151% safer
Vehicle Crime70.723,5077.01874% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14815.2914,55629.1090% safer

Llantwit Major Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gabalfa27828.2936% safer
Cathays57430.4826% safer
Llanishen54630.9024% safer
Dinas Powys27936.116% safer
Roath67937.642.1% safer
Llantwit Major37238.43-
Canton60139.462.6% more dangerous
Llandaff North34940.174.3% more dangerous
Pentwyn68142.7710% more dangerous
Splott62545.7616% more dangerous
Penarth1,09046.9118% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llantwit Major

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Llantwit Major Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1691128Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.410.210.210.72Getting worse
Burglary2.72.31.82.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson875.06Safer
Drugs0.831.01.11.4Getting worse
Other Crime0.930.721.20.72Safer
Other Theft3.92.62.84.3Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.52-0.10Safer
Public Order5.04.665Getting worse
Shoplifting2.91.62.21.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.100.310.100.41Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.22.71.10.72Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14161615Safer

Changes In Llantwit Major's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Llantwit Major to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Llantwit Major38.43-
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4150% more dangerous
Croydon83.2254% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2155% more dangerous
Leicester97.4461% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8763% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Llantwit Major During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Llantwit Major change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Llantwit Major saw a 800% increase in anti-social behaviour. Llantwit Major saw a large fall in public order during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+43%+800%+640%+233%+43%+300%+120%+115%+67%+180%
Burglary-33%---+300%--+100%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+133%-25%-50%-71%-70%-50%-20%+60%+200%+400%
Drugs+200%----50%--50%-+200%-
Other Crime-----+100%----
Other Theft+400%+50%+100%+300%+67%-25%+150%+20%-33%-50%
Public Order--80%-83%+350%+100%-50%+267%-33%+100%-63%
Shoplifting-67%-75%---50%----50%-50%
Vehicle Crime----------67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+83%-14%+8%-31%+8%+75%+55%-50%-6%-20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Llantwit Major

What police force serves Llantwit Major?
Llantwit Major's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.
How dangerous is Llantwit Major?
Llantwit Major is among the top 20 safest small towns in South Glamorgan.
What is Llantwit Major's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Llantwit Major are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Llantwit Major?
Llantwit Major's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021