Broughton Crime Overview

Broughton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broughton in 2020 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 4.8% lower than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broughton is the 141st most dangerous small town, and the 1,093rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2018, Broughton was the worst small town in Clwyd for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2017 was also a bad month for Broughton residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous small town for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Broughton are violence and sexual offences, with 316 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 0.63% higher than 2019's figure of 314 offences and a difference of 0.26 from 2019's crime rate of 40. Broughton'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 Broughton Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Broughton This Year

 BroughtonClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25432.7413,23926.2220% more dangerous
Burglary283.611,7143.396% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson9111.734,7809.4719% more dangerous
Drugs273.481,1812.3433% more dangerous
Other Crime131.689331.8510% safer
Other Theft324.122,7535.4532% safer
Possession of Weapons10.132240.44238% safer
Public Order709.024,7079.323.3% safer
Robbery30.391550.3121% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.131020.2054% safer
Vehicle Crime162.069711.927% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences31640.7320,57640.750.05% safer

Broughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden51636.26113% safer
Conwy83346.8764% safer
Buckley91354.7841% safer
Gwersyllt63758.7231% safer
Acton78059.9729% safer
Broughton59877.07-
Denbigh70677.981.2% more dangerous
Connah's Quay1,35780.744.5% more dangerous
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.517% more dangerous
Flint1,08982.797% more dangerous
Prestatyn1,56183.217% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Broughton

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Recent Crimes in Broughton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Bryn AwelInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hill StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Cross LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Vale ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Holborn CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cerney RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Cerney RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cerney RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tanyfron RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Darby RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near MaestegInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grenadin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lansbury GroveAction to be taken by another organisation
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lansbury GroveAction to be taken by another organisation
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Gerddi'R BerseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gerddi'R BerseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gerddi'R BerseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021BurglaryOn or near Brynteg CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Public orderOn or near Maes EithenUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maes EithenUnable to prosecute suspect

Broughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26232033Getting worse
Burglary4.9853.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15191412Safer
Drugs0.901.22.33.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.42.11.7Getting worse
Other Theft74.24.54.1Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.520.260.13Safer
Public Order2.3679Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.260.390.39Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.130.130.13Safer
Vehicle Crime3.754.62.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33394041Getting worse

Changes In Broughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Broughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7114% safer
Broughton77.07-
Coventry77.410.44% more dangerous
Croydon83.227% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8110% more dangerous
Bristol86.2111% more dangerous
Leicester97.4421% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8725% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2828% more dangerous
Bradford133.0242% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Broughton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
New Broughton & Bryn Cefn60077First

Crime in Broughton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Broughton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Broughton saw a 800% increase in public order. Broughton saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 75% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+178%+263%+83%+8%+56%+30%+43%-5%+156%
Burglary---60%-75%-75%+200%-50%+33%-63%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-10%-13%-38%-13%-+20%+11%+10%-25%-22%
Drugs+400%-+50%--+100%--75%--
Other Crime-33%---+100%-----50%
Other Theft+150%---67%-25%--50%-75%+33%-
Public Order--+50%+75%+38%+60%+800%+400%+50%-
Vehicle Crime--67%----75%--50%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+3%-35%+42%+22%+65%-26%-4%-46%+13%+6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Broughton

What police force serves Broughton?
Broughton's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.
How dangerous is Broughton?
Broughton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd.
What is Broughton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Broughton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Broughton?
Broughton's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 31 Dec 2021