Connah's Quay Crime Overview

Connah's Quay is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 27th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Connah's Quay in 2020 was 81 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 0.02% lower than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Connah's Quay is the 120th most dangerous small town, and the 966th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Connah's Quay had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for vehicle crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2018 was also a bad month for Connah's Quay residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for bicycle theft, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.24 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 769 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 15% higher than 2019's figure of 651 offences and a difference of 7.02 from 2019's crime rate of 39. Connah's Quay's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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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 Behaviour49029.1513,23926.2210% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.362820.5656% safer
Burglary523.091,7143.3910% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1468.694,7809.479% safer
Drugs321.901,1812.3423% safer
Other Crime251.499331.8524% safer
Other Theft764.522,7535.4521% safer
Possession of Weapons70.422240.444.8% safer
Public Order1559.224,7079.321.1% safer
Robbery20.121550.31158% safer
Shoplifting442.622,4034.7682% safer
Theft From the Person20.121020.2067% safer
Vehicle Crime412.449711.9221% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences76945.7520,57640.7511% more dangerous

Connah's Quay Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Buckley91354.7847% safer
Gwersyllt63758.7238% safer
Acton78059.9735% safer
Broughton59877.074.8% safer
Denbigh70677.983.5% safer
Connah's Quay1,35780.74-
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.512.1% more dangerous
Flint1,08982.792.5% more dangerous
Prestatyn1,56183.213.0% more dangerous
Mold86485.355% more dangerous
Rhosllanerchrugog90994.7515% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Connah's Quay

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Connah's Quay Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour23202329Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.10.950.590.36Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121099Safer
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime0.891.11.21.5Getting worse
Other Theft4.8674.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.770.240.42Getting worse
Public Order1.8669Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.420.540.360.12Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences23393946Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7119% safer
Coventry77.414.3% safer
Connah's Quay80.74-
Croydon83.223.0% more dangerous
Sheffield85.816% more dangerous
Bristol86.216% more dangerous
Leicester97.4417% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8722% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2825% more dangerous
Bradford133.0239% more dangerous
Leeds137.1041% more dangerous

Crime in Connah's Quay's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Connah's Quay North750123First
Connah's Quay South & Northop Hall23636Third
Connah's Quay Wepre49067Second

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-28%+81%-3%+63%+30%+57%+48%-26%-3%+56%
Bicycle Theft----50%------
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-38%+8%-+31%-12%-10%-39%-50%-18%
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%
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 towns 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021