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Crime and Safety in Abergele

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Abergele is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 21st most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Abergele in 2021 was 90 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 5% higher than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Abergele is the 124th most dangerous small town, and the 808th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Abergele had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2021 was also a bad month for Abergele residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.64 per 1,000 residents. Abergele recorded 21 reports of burglary during February 2018, making its crime rate of 1.9 the worst for burglary in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Abergele are violence and sexual offences, with 542 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 10% lower than 2020's figure of 596 offences and a difference of 4.96 from 2020's crime rate of 55. Abergele's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 40% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Abergele 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Clwyd

16% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

15% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Abergele is 16% higher than Wales and 15% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Abergele Crime Rate Over Time

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Abergele Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Abergele 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 Abergele

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202190975
20201001,087
2019931,011
20181151,247
201772780
201665710

Crime in Abergele Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Abergele This Year

 AbergeleClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28626.3211,98223.73 10% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.461960.39 15% more dangerous
Burglary191.751,4362.84 62% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson888.104,8679.64 19% safer
Drugs171.561,0071.99 28% safer
Other Crime262.399291.84 23% more dangerous
Other Theft433.962,6765.30 34% safer
Possession of Weapons50.461930.38 17% more dangerous
Public Order16815.465,94511.77 24% more dangerous
Robbery60.551550.31 44% more dangerous
Shoplifting383.502,4374.83 38% safer
Vehicle Crime181.669241.83 10% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences54249.8822,12243.81 12% more dangerous

Abergele Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Acton78760.5148% safer
Gwersyllt72767.0134% safer
Connah's Quay1,24173.8322% safer
Broughton62079.9112% safer
Prestatyn1,60085.295% safer
Abergele97589.72-
Flint1,18890.310.65% more dangerous
Rhosllanerchrugog87791.411.8% more dangerous
Denbigh907100.1810% more dangerous
Mold1,058104.5114% more dangerous
Llandudno2,281110.2919% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Abergele

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Recent Crimes in Abergele

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BerllanAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near New StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Groes LwydUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Llanfair RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yr EncilUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BerllanUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Market StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near BerllanUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Rhuddlan RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Groes LwydUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dundonald AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Nant Ddu RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South ParadeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Y DdolInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Dundonald AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ger-Y-MorUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near KingswayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Abergele Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21203326 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.40.920.640.46 Safer
Burglary1275.01.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1410108 Safer
Drugs1.61.91.81.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.82.02.72.4 Getting worse
Other Theft964.74.0 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.180.090.46 Getting worse
Public Order991315 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.46-0.55 Getting worse
Shoplifting1174.83.5 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.82.51.81.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences51465550 Getting worse

Changes In Abergele's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Abergele's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Abergele that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Pentre Mawr Park61--250.86

Comparing Abergele to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0834% safer
Croydon82.489% safer
Abergele89.72-
Sheffield90.050.37% more dangerous
Bristol90.520.88% more dangerous
Coventry102.2412% more dangerous
Leicester111.5920% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0627% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6431% more dangerous
Bradford132.2832% more dangerous
Leeds150.9441% more dangerous

Crime in Abergele's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Abergele97590First

Crime in Abergele During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Abergele change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Abergele saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Abergele saw a large fall in shoplifting during December, when it fell by 86% compared to December in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Abergele's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+900%+81%+80%+138%+4%+7%+43%-18%+92%+7%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-75%-82%-67%+133%+13%+17%+33%+25%+25%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-10%-+120%-58%+50%-33%+50%+233%-30%-8%
Drugs-67%---67%----50%-+200%
Other Crime-50%-50%---60%+100%--50%+200%-
Other Theft-25%-38%-17%-33%-57%-44%-33%--50%-75%
Public Order+64%+63%+33%+10%+133%+43%+57%-+86%-60%
Shoplifting+17%+17%+25%-83%-60%-43%-50%-80%+250%-86%
Vehicle Crime+100%-33%-50%--75%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences+8%+74%-33%-23%+28%+13%+81%+85%+15%+12%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Abergele

What police force serves Abergele?
Abergele's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.

How dangerous is Abergele?
Abergele is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd.

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

What is the least common crime in Abergele?
Abergele's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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