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Crime and Safety in Broughton, Clwyd

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Broughton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Broughton in 2021 was 80 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 7% lower than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Broughton is the 177th most dangerous small town, and the 1,103rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Broughton was the worst small town in Clwyd for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.64 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2018 was also a bad month for Broughton residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Broughton recorded 1 report of robbery during May 2018, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst small town for robbery in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Broughton are violence and sexual offences, with 320 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 41. This is 1.2% higher than 2020's figure of 316 offences and a difference of 0.51 from 2020's crime rate of 41. Broughton's least common crime is shoplifting, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Broughton 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Clwyd

6% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

4.3% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Broughton is 6% higher than Wales and 4.3% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Broughton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Broughton 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 Broughton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202180620
202077598
201983642
201885658
201769536
201661473

Crime in Broughton Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Broughton This Year

 BroughtonClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21727.9711,98223.73 15% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.261960.39 50% safer
Burglary192.451,4362.84 16% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11815.214,8679.64 37% more dangerous
Drugs70.901,0071.99 121% safer
Other Crime172.199291.84 16% more dangerous
Other Theft334.252,6765.30 25% safer
Possession of Weapons30.391930.38 2.6% more dangerous
Public Order8410.835,94511.77 9% safer
Robbery20.261550.31 19% safer
Shoplifting10.132,4374.83 3615% safer
Vehicle Crime141.809241.83 1.7% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32041.2422,12243.81 6% safer

Broughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Conwy96454.2447% safer
Buckley1,00060.0033% safer
Acton78760.5132% safer
Gwersyllt72767.0119% safer
Connah's Quay1,24173.838% safer
Broughton62079.91-
Prestatyn1,60085.296% more dangerous
Abergele97589.7211% more dangerous
Flint1,18890.3112% more dangerous
Rhosllanerchrugog87791.4113% more dangerous
Denbigh907100.1820% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Broughton

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Recent Crimes in Broughton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hall ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cross LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Coronation RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near A483Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near CynlasInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn-Yr-OnnenUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cae PentreInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Holborn CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hall ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bakery FieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn RhedynUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fford PowellUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wrexham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moss Valley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Darby RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Darby RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Broughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23203328 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.260.13-0.26No change
Burglary853.62.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson19141215 Safer
Drugs1.22.33.50.90 Safer
Other Crime1.42.11.72.2 Getting worse
Other Theft4.24.54.14.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.520.260.130.39No change
Public Order67911 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.260.390.390.26 Safer
Shoplifting0.391.0-0.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime54.62.11.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39404141 Getting worse

Changes In Broughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Broughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0819% safer
Broughton79.91-
Croydon82.483.1% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0511% more dangerous
Bristol90.5212% more dangerous
Coventry102.2422% more dangerous
Leicester111.5928% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0635% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6438% more dangerous
Bradford132.2840% more dangerous
Leeds150.9447% more dangerous

Crime in Broughton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
New Broughton & Bryn Cefn62881First

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 crime is shoplifting.

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