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Crime and Safety in Llantwit Major

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Llantwit Major is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in South Glamorgan, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of South Glamorgan's 60 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llantwit Major in 2021 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to South Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 129% lower than the South Glamorgan rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llantwit Major is the 164th safest small town, and the 5,178th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Llantwit Major was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in South Glamorgan for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2019 was also a bad month for Llantwit Major residents, when it was South Glamorgan's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.41 per 1,000 residents. Llantwit Major recorded 1 report of robbery during February 2016, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery in South Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Llantwit Major are violence and sexual offences, with 183 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 19. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 148 offences and a difference of 3.61 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Llantwit Major's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 600% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Llantwit Major 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, South Glamorgan

102% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

96% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Llantwit Major is 102% lower than Wales and 96% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Llantwit Major Crime Rate Over Time

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Llantwit Major Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Llantwit Major 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 Llantwit Major

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202137360
202038372
201938364
201840383
201741396
201633316

Crime in Llantwit Major Compared To South Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Llantwit Major This Year

 Llantwit MajorSouth Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18719.3215,91731.82 65% safer
Bicycle Theft10.101,1052.21 2110% safer
Burglary80.832,2374.47 439% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson575.894,3928.78 49% safer
Drugs70.721,9293.86 436% safer
Other Crime60.627171.43 131% safer
Other Theft262.693,2266.45 140% safer
Public Order454.655,78211.56 149% safer
Shoplifting161.653,3216.64 302% safer
Theft From the Person20.213820.76 262% safer
Vehicle Crime90.933,0386.07 553% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18318.9015,98531.95 69% safer

Llantwit Major Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandaff North101.153134% safer
Rhiwbina171.482413% safer
Caerau443.67913% safer
Pentwyn1086.78449% safer
Grangetown1657.44400% safer
Llantwit Major36037.19-
Dinas Powys30439.355% more dangerous
Penarth1,02544.1116% more dangerous
Gabalfa62263.2941% more dangerous
Trowbridge1,61595.1361% more dangerous
Ely1,579104.2664% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llantwit Major

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Recent Crimes in Llantwit Major

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Methodist LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near St David'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Crawshay DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stradling PlaceFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Vachell CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Cowbridge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Baron'S CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Redwood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Windmill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Redwood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Baron'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Redwood CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bedford RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wimbourne CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rook CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Baron'S CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Court CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Llantwit Major Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9112819 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.210.210.720.10 Safer
Burglary2.31.82.00.83 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson75.066 Safer
Drugs1.01.11.40.72 Safer
Other Crime0.721.20.720.62 Safer
Other Theft2.62.84.32.7 Safer
Public Order4.6654.6 Safer
Shoplifting1.62.21.31.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.100.410.21 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.71.10.720.93 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16161519 Getting worse

Changes In Llantwit Major's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Llantwit Major to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Llantwit Major37.19-
Coventry39.937% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6025% more dangerous
Barnet67.0845% more dangerous
Croydon82.4855% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0359% more dangerous
Bristol90.5259% more dangerous
Leicester111.5967% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% 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 10 most dangerous 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 crime is bicycle theft.

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