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Crime and Safety in Connah's Quay

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Connah's Quay is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 33rd most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Connah's Quay in 2021 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Connah's Quay is the 220th most dangerous small town, and the 1,364th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2021, Connah's Quay had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for vehicle crime, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.77 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Connah's Quay residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Connah's Quay recorded 16 reports of burglary during May 2017, making its crime rate of 0.95 the worst for burglary in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Connah's Quay are violence and sexual offences, with 649 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 18% lower than 2020's figure of 769 offences and a difference of 7.14 from 2020's crime rate of 46. Connah's Quay's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Connah's Quay 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Clwyd

1.7% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

3.5% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Connah's Quay is 1.7% lower than Wales and 3.5% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Connah's Quay Crime Rate Over Time

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Connah's Quay Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Connah's Quay 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 Connah's Quay

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021741,241
2020811,357
2019721,216
2018761,285
201757965
201654910

Crime in Connah's Quay Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Connah's Quay This Year

 Connah's QuayClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour39323.3811,98223.73 1.5% safer
Bicycle Theft20.121960.39 225% safer
Burglary573.391,4362.84 16% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1508.924,8679.64 8% safer
Drugs321.901,0071.99 4.7% safer
Other Crime271.619291.84 14% safer
Other Theft845.002,6765.30 6% safer
Possession of Weapons60.361930.38 6% safer
Public Order1629.645,94511.77 22% safer
Robbery20.121550.31 158% safer
Shoplifting321.902,4374.83 154% safer
Theft From the Person30.181220.24 33% safer
Vehicle Crime352.089241.83 12% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences64938.6122,12243.81 13% safer

Connah's Quay Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden53237.3997% safer
Conwy96454.2436% safer
Buckley1,00060.0023% safer
Acton78760.5122% safer
Gwersyllt72767.0110% safer
Connah's Quay1,24173.83-
Broughton62079.918% more dangerous
Prestatyn1,60085.2913% more dangerous
Abergele97589.7218% more dangerous
Flint1,18890.3118% more dangerous
Rhosllanerchrugog87791.4119% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Connah's Quay

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Recent Crimes in Connah's Quay

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Field ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Llys SiandlerInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lynfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wepre CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Glynne StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Goya CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near River ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hillside AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cable StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hillside AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Belmont AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dee RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Windermere AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fishermans' RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Windermere AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lower Brook StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mckeown CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dodd'S DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Lon DderwenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Connah's Quay Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20232923 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.950.590.360.12 Safer
Burglary3.62.93.13.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10999 Safer
Drugs1.71.41.91.9 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.21.51.6 Getting worse
Other Theft674.55 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.770.240.420.36 Safer
Public Order66910 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.540.360.120.12 Safer
Shoplifting3.82.02.61.9 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.420.120.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.02.12.42.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39394639 Getting worse

Changes In Connah's Quay's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Connah's Quay's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Connah's Quay Town F C411-3512
Parc Ganolog14-2-412.2

Comparing Connah's Quay to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0810% safer
Connah's Quay73.83-
Croydon82.4810% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0518% more dangerous
Bristol90.5218% more dangerous
Coventry102.2428% more dangerous
Leicester111.5934% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0640% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6443% more dangerous
Bradford132.2844% more dangerous
Leeds150.9451% more dangerous

Crime in Connah's Quay's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Connah's Quay North704115First
Connah's Quay South & Northop Hall22534Third
Connah's Quay Wepre44260Second

Crime in Connah's Quay During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Connah's Quay change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Connah's Quay saw a 500% increase in drugs. Connah's Quay saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 83% compared to April in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Connah's Quay's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-28%+81%-3%+63%+30%+57%+48%-26%-3%+56%
Bicycle Theft----50%------
Burglary-38%-83%-25%-67%+175%-+67%+67%+200%-75%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-38%+8%-+31%-12%-10%-39%-50%-18%
Drugs+500%---67%-+100%-50%--75%-
Other Crime+200%--75%+200%-40%-+100%---
Other Theft-30%-14%-42%-50%-58%--50%-14%-14%-22%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-43%+200%+33%+150%+11%+56%+163%+27%+56%+67%
Robbery--------50%--
Shoplifting-20%-43%+133%+100%+50%-+500%+100%--
Vehicle Crime+100%-67%+100%----+100%+133%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-18%+3%-8%+69%+95%+17%-16%+36%+7%+35%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Connah's Quay

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

How dangerous is Connah's Quay?
Connah's Quay is among the top 10 safest small town in Clwyd.

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

What is the least common crime in Connah's Quay?
Connah's Quay's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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