Acton Crime Overview

Acton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 55th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Acton in 2020 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 35% lower than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Acton is the 313rd most dangerous small town, and the 2,092nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Acton had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for other crime, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.46 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Acton residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Acton recorded 1 report of theft from the person during February 2018, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst for theft from the person in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Acton are violence and sexual offences, with 363 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 18% lower than 2019's figure of 428 offences and a difference of 5.00 from 2019's crime rate of 33. Acton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Acton This Year

 ActonClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26720.5313,23926.2228% safer
Bicycle Theft50.382820.5647% safer
Burglary403.081,7143.3910% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1017.774,7809.4722% safer
Drugs211.611,1812.3445% safer
Other Crime151.159331.8561% safer
Other Theft856.532,7535.4517% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.232240.4491% safer
Public Order856.534,7079.3243% safer
Robbery50.381550.3118% more dangerous
Shoplifting413.152,4034.7651% safer
Theft From the Person20.151020.2033% safer
Vehicle Crime141.089711.9278% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36327.9120,57640.7546% safer

Crime in Acton Compared To Clwyd

Acton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden51636.2665% safer
Conwy83346.8728% safer
Buckley91354.789% safer
Gwersyllt63758.722.1% safer
Acton78059.97-
Broughton59877.0722% more dangerous
Denbigh70677.9823% more dangerous
Connah's Quay1,35780.7426% more dangerous
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.5127% more dangerous
Flint1,08982.7928% more dangerous

Acton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24201721Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.460.620.460.38Safer
Burglary8953.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1313108Safer
Drugs4.52.41.81.6Safer
Other Crime1.61.22.21.2Safer
Other Theft6657Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.540.690.380.23Safer
Public Order2.5677Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.540.150.230.38Getting worse
Shoplifting4.874.73.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.540.080.310.15Safer
Vehicle Crime4.84.52.51.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29313328Safer

Changes In Acton's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Acton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Acton59.97-
Barnet67.7111% more dangerous
Coventry77.4123% more dangerous
Croydon83.2228% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8130% more dangerous
Bristol86.2130% more dangerous
Leicester97.4438% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8742% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2844% more dangerous
Bradford133.0255% more dangerous
Leeds137.1056% more dangerous

Crime in Acton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Acton & Maes-y-dre45790First
Borras & Rhosnesni22947Second

Crime in Acton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Acton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Acton saw a 800% increase in other theft. Acton saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+107%-13%-14%-25%+26%-+167%+22%-+7%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--50%-67%-40%-80%-33%+25%-33%--57%
Criminal Damage and Arson+11%-36%-58%-47%-45%-25%-10%+30%+100%-78%
Drugs----67%---+33%+50%-67%
Other Crime---67%----33%---50%
Other Theft+60%--+86%--64%+150%+300%-+800%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-+25%-33%+25%-30%-+10%+100%-40%-67%
Robbery-----+200%----
Shoplifting---89%-71%+25%-73%-40%-25%+300%-
Vehicle Crime-60%--60%-67%+100%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%-45%-21%-16%-36%-11%+31%--27%-58%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Acton

What police force serves Acton?
Acton's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.
How dangerous is Acton?
Acton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Clwyd.
What is Acton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Acton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Acton?
Acton's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021