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Crime and Safety in Buckley

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Buckley is the third safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 49th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Buckley in 2021 was 60 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Buckley is the 364th most dangerous small town, and the 2,247th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Buckley had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for vehicle crime, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.60 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Buckley residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for other theft, recording 17 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Buckley recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during March 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst for bicycle theft in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Buckley are violence and sexual offences, with 511 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 1.4% higher than 2020's figure of 504 offences and a difference of 0.42 from 2020's crime rate of 30. Buckley's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Buckley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, Clwyd

25% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

27% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Buckley is 25% lower than Wales and 27% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Buckley Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Buckley 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 Buckley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021601,000
202055913
201958968
201853878
201744732
201634571

Crime in Buckley Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Buckley This Year

 BuckleyClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36922.1411,98223.73 7% safer
Bicycle Theft20.121960.39 225% safer
Burglary412.461,4362.84 15% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1287.684,8679.64 26% safer
Drugs382.281,0071.99 13% more dangerous
Other Crime241.449291.84 28% safer
Other Theft472.822,6765.30 88% safer
Possession of Weapons40.241930.38 58% safer
Public Order1378.225,94511.77 43% safer
Robbery10.061550.31 417% safer
Shoplifting331.982,4374.83 144% safer
Theft From the Person20.121220.24 100% safer
Vehicle Crime321.929241.83 4.7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences51130.6622,12243.81 43% safer

Buckley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden53237.3960% safer
Conwy96454.2411% safer
Buckley1,00060.00-
Acton78760.510.84% more dangerous
Gwersyllt72767.0110% more dangerous
Connah's Quay1,24173.8319% more dangerous
Broughton62079.9125% more dangerous
Prestatyn1,60085.2930% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Buckley

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Recent Crimes in Buckley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Langford CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Mayfield MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Queens DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stanley EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stanley EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Daulwyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hewitt'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stanley EstateUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Brookhill WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Daulwyn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Hewitt'S LaneFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Red RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Alyn RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near The WillowInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Buckley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18131822 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.420.420.360.12 Safer
Burglary2.82.81.92.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8758 Getting worse
Drugs1.41.10.662.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.901.11.4 Getting worse
Other Theft3.33.43.82.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.300.120.24 Getting worse
Public Order6678 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.060.120.06No change
Shoplifting2.02.92.22.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.24-0.180.12 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.32.51.81.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26313031 Getting worse

Changes In Buckley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Buckley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Buckley60.00-
Barnet67.0811% more dangerous
Croydon82.4827% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0533% more dangerous
Bristol90.5234% more dangerous
Coventry102.2441% more dangerous
Leicester111.5946% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6454% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Buckley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Buckley South65665First

Crime in Buckley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Buckley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Buckley saw a 650% increase in vehicle crime. Buckley saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during October, when it fell by 83% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+84%+89%+158%+150%+100%+4%-36%+33%+6%
Bicycle Theft+100%--67%-------
Burglary-----50%+50%+50%-+100%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+57%--50%-13%--69%+11%-83%+29%-63%
Drugs-67%-----33%----
Other Crime-+400%-60%----50%+200%-50%-
Other Theft-67%-40%-60%+25%+20%-+150%+300%-33%+300%
Public Order-11%-36%-14%+60%+63%-+89%-30%-+13%
Shoplifting-40%-50%-60%-17%-50%-67%-+100%-40%+133%
Vehicle Crime-57%-25%-83%-50%-+100%---67%+650%
Violence and Sexual Offences-29%-35%-22%+16%+36%+22%+30%+4%+25%+18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Buckley

What police force serves Buckley?
Buckley's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.

How dangerous is Buckley?
Buckley is the third safest small town in Clwyd.

What is Buckley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Buckley are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Buckley?
Buckley's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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