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Crime and Safety in Llwchwr

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Llwchwr is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan, and is the 26th safest overall out of West Glamorgan's 67 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llwchwr in 2021 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Glamorgan's overall crime rate, coming in 122% lower than the West Glamorgan rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llwchwr is the 123rd safest small town, and the 5,044th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Llwchwr was the worst small town in West Glamorgan for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Llwchwr residents, when it was West Glamorgan's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.21 per 1,000 residents. Llwchwr recorded 1 report of theft from the person during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for theft from the person in West Glamorgan that month.

The most common crimes in Llwchwr are violence and sexual offences, with 142 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 129 offences and a difference of 1.36 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Llwchwr's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Llwchwr 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, West Glamorgan

132% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

136% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Llwchwr is 132% lower than Wales and 136% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Llwchwr Crime Rate Over Time

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Llwchwr Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Llwchwr represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Llwchwr

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202132309
202031297
201935333
201841388
201735330
201636341

Crime in Llwchwr Compared To West Glamorgan

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Summary of Crimes in Llwchwr This Year

 LlwchwrWest Glamorgan 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11912.4610,50326.91 116% safer
Bicycle Theft40.422240.57 36% safer
Burglary80.841,1152.86 240% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson394.083,1808.15 100% safer
Drugs60.631,2923.31 425% safer
Other Crime50.525441.39 167% safer
Other Theft202.091,9294.94 136% safer
Possession of Weapons10.101910.49 390% safer
Public Order545.664,11010.53 86% safer
Theft From the Person10.101820.47 370% safer
Vehicle Crime293.041,4513.72 22% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14214.8712,32031.56 112% safer

Llwchwr Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Sketty543.71772% safer
Mynyddbach394.29654% safer
Bonymaen486.38407% safer
Castle1417.88311% safer
Birchgrove9611.90172% safer
Llwchwr30932.36-
Blaenhonddan42535.489% more dangerous
Clydach36147.0231% more dangerous
Coedffranc63357.9744% more dangerous
Gorseinon66770.4054% more dangerous
Cockett1,13481.9060% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llwchwr

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Recent Crimes in Llwchwr

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thompson CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clos Melin MynachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glanymor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rhyd Y PolonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glanrhyd TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodlands RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Westland CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Swansea RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waun RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Heol Maes Y CerrigUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Myrtle RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Alexandra RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HighfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westland CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Clos BryngwynInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Corporation RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Heol Maes Y CerrigUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near HeathfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alexandra RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Llwchwr Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1091512 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.10--0.42 Getting worse
Burglary3.42.31.50.84 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.54.94.34.1 Safer
Drugs1.21.50.940.63 Safer
Other Crime0.840.730.940.52 Safer
Other Theft3.92.32.42.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.210.210.100.10 Safer
Public Order5656 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.21-0.100.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.12.31.83.0 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences17141415 Safer

Changes In Llwchwr's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Llwchwr to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Llwchwr32.36-
Barnet67.0852% more dangerous
Croydon82.4861% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0564% more dangerous
Bristol90.5264% more dangerous
Coventry102.2468% more dangerous
Leicester111.5971% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0674% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6475% more dangerous
Bradford132.2876% more dangerous
Leeds150.9479% more dangerous

Crime in Llwchwr's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Loughor30932First

Crime in Llwchwr During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Llwchwr change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Llwchwr saw a 500% increase in violence and sexual offences. Llwchwr saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during August, when it fell by 80% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%+163%+190%+267%+82%+180%+13%+40%-40%+167%
Burglary-+300%-----50%+100%-33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%+33%-44%-+100%-80%+75%-67%-50%-
Drugs+100%-------+100%-
Other Crime+50%--50%+100%------
Other Theft--67%+100%---67%-+200%--
Public Order+300%-25%-38%+60%-17%+200%--60%-60%-40%
Shoplifting----50%------
Vehicle Crime-80%--+400%--50%----50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-40%-54%-41%+163%+22%+500%-27%-41%-8%-20%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Llwchwr

What police force serves Llwchwr?
Llwchwr's local territorial police force is the South Wales Police.

How dangerous is Llwchwr?
Llwchwr is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Glamorgan.

What is Llwchwr's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Llwchwr are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Llwchwr?
Llwchwr's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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