Abergele Crime Overview

Abergele is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Clwyd, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Abergele in 2020 was 100 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 19% higher than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Abergele is the 60th most dangerous small town, and the 492nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2018, Abergele had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for burglary, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2018 was also a bad month for Abergele residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Abergele are violence and sexual offences, with 596 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 55. This is 16% higher than 2019's figure of 498 offences and a difference of 9.01 from 2019's crime rate of 46. Abergele's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Abergele Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Abergele This Year

 AbergeleClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35532.6713,23926.2220% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.642820.5612% more dangerous
Burglary544.971,7143.3932% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson11210.314,7809.478% more dangerous
Drugs191.751,1812.3434% safer
Other Crime292.679331.8531% more dangerous
Other Theft514.692,7535.4516% safer
Possession of Weapons10.092240.44389% safer
Public Order14413.254,7079.3230% more dangerous
Shoplifting524.792,4034.760.63% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.281020.2029% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime191.759711.9210% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences59654.8420,57640.7526% more dangerous

Abergele Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.5121% safer
Flint1,08982.7921% safer
Prestatyn1,56183.2120% safer
Mold86485.3517% safer
Rhosllanerchrugog90994.756% safer
Abergele1,087100.03-
Llandudno2,367114.4513% more dangerous
Holywell1,205129.0422% more dangerous
Colwyn Bay1,476139.2328% more dangerous
Caia Park2,199174.6543% more dangerous
Offa1,961183.1545% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Abergele

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Abergele Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21212033Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.461.40.920.64Safer
Burglary71275.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9141010Safer
Drugs1.11.61.91.8Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.82.02.7Getting worse
Other Theft7964.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.550.180.09Safer
Public Order4.19913Getting worse
Shoplifting81174.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.280.280.28No change
Vehicle Crime2.53.82.51.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30514655Getting 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 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Pentre Mawr Park61--250.86

Comparing Abergele to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7148% safer
Coventry77.4129% safer
Croydon83.2220% safer
Sheffield85.8117% safer
Bristol86.2116% safer
Leicester97.442.7% safer
Abergele100.03-
Birmingham102.872.8% more dangerous
Liverpool107.287% more dangerous
Bradford133.0225% more dangerous
Leeds137.1027% more dangerous

Crime in Abergele's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Abergele1,087100First

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 most dangerous 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021