Conwy Crime Overview

Conwy is the second safest small town in Clwyd, and is the 69th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Conwy in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 72% lower than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Conwy is the 350th safest small town, and the 3,406th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Conwy was the worst small town in Clwyd for vehicle crime, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2017 was also a bad month for Conwy residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Conwy recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during December 2016, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Conwy are violence and sexual offences, with 449 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 1.6% lower than 2019's figure of 456 offences and a difference of 0.40 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Conwy's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Conwy Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Conwy This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29616.6513,23926.2257% safer
Bicycle Theft60.342820.5665% safer
Burglary191.071,7143.39217% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson965.404,7809.4775% safer
Drugs231.291,1812.3481% safer
Other Crime140.799331.85134% safer
Other Theft613.432,7535.4559% safer
Possession of Weapons60.342240.4429% safer
Public Order784.394,7079.32112% safer
Robbery30.171550.3182% safer
Shoplifting472.642,4034.7680% safer
Theft From the Person10.061020.20233% safer
Vehicle Crime301.699711.9214% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences44925.2620,57640.7561% safer

Conwy Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden51636.2629% safer
Buckley91354.7814% more dangerous
Gwersyllt63758.7220% more dangerous
Acton78059.9722% more dangerous
Broughton59877.0739% more dangerous
Denbigh70677.9840% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Conwy

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Conwy Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour17131417Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.840.450.230.34Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson87105Safer
Drugs0.841.01.81.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.10.841.10.79Safer
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order1.8554.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Shoplifting2. worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences18222625Getting worse

Changes In Conwy's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Conwy to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Conwy's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Llandudno Junction North & Deganwy33034First

Crime in Conwy During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Conwy change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Conwy saw a 550% increase in shoplifting. Conwy saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 83% compared to March in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+26%-18%+33%-20%+86%+75%+14%-32%-21%-50%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%+100%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-36%-69%-71%-47%-68%-61%-45%-50%-33%-18%
Other Crime--50%-+300%-50%-33%----
Other Theft--67%-33%+167%-9%-71%-38%-67%-67%+67%
Possession of Weapons----50%------
Public Order-40%-63%+40%-43%-13%+14%+14%+67%--40%
Vehicle Crime-17%---33%-83%-33%-42%-80%--56%
Violence and Sexual Offences-39%-26%-20%-+36%-19%+26%+28%+24%+6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Conwy

What police force serves Conwy?
Conwy's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.
How dangerous is Conwy?
Conwy is the second safest small town in Clwyd.
What is Conwy's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Conwy are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Conwy?
Conwy's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021