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Crime and Safety in Acton, Clwyd

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Acton is among the top 5 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Acton in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 41% lower than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Acton is the 358th most dangerous small town, and the 2,197th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Acton had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 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 6 reports of other crime during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.46 the worst for other crime in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Acton are violence and sexual offences, with 384 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 5% higher than 2020's figure of 363 offences and a difference of 1.61 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Acton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Acton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Clwyd

24% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

26% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Acton is 24% lower than Wales and 26% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Acton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Acton 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 Acton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202161787
202060780
201972937
2018811,055
201777996
201665840

Crime in Acton Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Acton This Year

 ActonClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21316.3811,98223.73 45% safer
Bicycle Theft100.771960.39 49% more dangerous
Burglary352.691,4362.84 6% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson786.004,8679.64 61% safer
Drugs151.151,0071.99 73% safer
Other Crime161.239291.84 50% safer
Other Theft655.002,6765.30 6% safer
Possession of Weapons70.541930.38 30% more dangerous
Public Order1017.775,94511.77 51% safer
Robbery40.311550.310% safer
Shoplifting534.072,4374.83 19% safer
Theft From the Person20.151220.24 60% safer
Vehicle Crime171.319241.83 40% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38429.5222,12243.81 48% safer

Acton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden53237.3962% safer
Conwy96454.2412% safer
Buckley1,00060.000.85% safer
Acton78760.51-
Gwersyllt72767.0110% more dangerous
Connah's Quay1,24173.8318% more dangerous
Broughton62079.9124% more dangerous
Prestatyn1,60085.2929% more dangerous
Abergele97589.7233% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Acton

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Recent Crimes in Acton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stryt HoltInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Jeffreys CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hazel GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kerry PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Maesydre RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Jeffreys CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hazel GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cilcen GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Maesydre RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ffordd TrefinUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Avon CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Philips CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The LaurelsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Archer'S WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yale GroveAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stryt CaerInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The WillowsUnable to prosecute suspect

Acton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20172116 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.620.460.380.77 Getting worse
Burglary953.12.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131086 Safer
Drugs2.41.81.61.2 Safer
Other Crime1.22.21.21.2 Safer
Other Theft6575 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.690.380.230.54 Getting worse
Public Order6778 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.230.380.31 Getting worse
Shoplifting74.73.24.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.310.150.15 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.52.51.11.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31332830 Safer

Changes In Acton's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Acton's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Acton Park411--50.55

Comparing Acton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Acton60.51-
Barnet67.0810% more dangerous
Croydon82.4827% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0533% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Coventry102.2441% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6453% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Acton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Acton & Maes-y-dre49798First
Borras & Rhosnesni21144Second

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).

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