Buckley Crime Overview

Buckley is the third safest small town in Clwyd, and is the 61st most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Buckley in 2020 was 55 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Buckley is the 385th most dangerous small town, and the 2,541st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Buckley had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.12 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 15 reports of vehicle crime during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.90 the worst for vehicle crime in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Buckley are violence and sexual offences, with 504 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 1.8% lower than 2019's figure of 513 offences and a difference of 0.54 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Buckley's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Buckley Compared To Clwyd

Summary of Crimes in Buckley This Year

 BuckleyClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30218.1213,23926.2245% safer
Bicycle Theft60.362820.5656% safer
Burglary311.861,7143.3982% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson905.404,7809.4775% safer
Drugs110.661,1812.34255% safer
Other Crime181.089331.8571% safer
Other Theft633.782,7535.4544% safer
Possession of Weapons20.122240.44267% safer
Public Order1177.024,7079.3233% safer
Robbery20.121550.31158% safer
Shoplifting362.162,4034.76120% safer
Theft From the Person30.181020.2011% safer
Vehicle Crime301.809711.927% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences50430.2420,57640.7535% safer

Buckley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden51636.2651% safer
Conwy83346.8717% safer
Buckley91354.78-
Gwersyllt63758.727% more dangerous
Acton78059.979% more dangerous
Broughton59877.0729% more dangerous
Denbigh70677.9830% more dangerous
Connah's Quay1,35780.7432% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Buckley

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Buckley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19181318Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.240.420.420.36No change
Burglary2.62.82.81.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8875Safer
Drugs0.601.41.10.66Safer
Other Crime0.961.30.901.1Getting worse
Other Theft4.13.33.43.8Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.060.180.300.12Safer
Public Order2.1667Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.060.060.060.12Getting worse
Shoplifting1.42.02.92.2Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.24-0.18No change
Vehicle Crime2.51.32.51.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21263130Getting worse

Changes In Buckley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Buckley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Buckley54.78-
Barnet67.7119% more dangerous
Coventry77.4129% more dangerous
Croydon83.2234% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8136% more dangerous
Bristol86.2136% more dangerous
Leicester97.4444% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8747% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2849% more dangerous
Bradford133.0259% more dangerous
Leeds137.1060% more dangerous

Crime in Buckley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Buckley South63062First

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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021