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Crime and Safety in Conwy

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Conwy is the second safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 57th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Conwy in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 57% lower than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Conwy is the 388th safest small town, and the 2,812nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Conwy was the worst small town in Clwyd for other crime, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Conwy residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.68 per 1,000 residents. Conwy recorded 7 reports of vehicle crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.39 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Conwy are violence and sexual offences, with 523 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 449 offences and a difference of 4.17 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Conwy's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Conwy 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Clwyd

38% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

41% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Conwy is 38% lower than Wales and 41% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Conwy Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Conwy 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 Conwy

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202154964
202047833
201955985
201848855
201743760
201638680

Crime in Conwy Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Conwy This Year

 ConwyClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29316.4911,98223.73 44% safer
Bicycle Theft50.281960.39 39% safer
Burglary241.351,4362.84 110% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1055.914,8679.64 63% safer
Drugs321.801,0071.99 11% safer
Other Crime241.359291.84 36% safer
Other Theft673.772,6765.30 41% safer
Possession of Weapons30.171930.38 124% safer
Public Order1297.265,94511.77 62% safer
Robbery10.061550.31 417% safer
Shoplifting311.742,4374.83 178% safer
Theft From the Person10.061220.24 300% safer
Vehicle Crime191.079241.83 71% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences52329.4322,12243.81 49% safer

Conwy Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden53237.3945% safer
Conwy96454.24-
Buckley1,00060.0010% more dangerous
Acton78760.5110% more dangerous
Gwersyllt72767.0119% more dangerous
Connah's Quay1,24173.8327% more dangerous
Broughton62079.9132% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Conwy

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Recent Crimes in Conwy

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near WhinacresUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Glan-Y-Mor RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near York PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Castle StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn AwelUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queen'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Glyn-Y-Marl RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marl DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glan-Y-Mor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Sefton TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Bryn HeulogFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Bangor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn AwelUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Tan-Y-MaesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glan-Y-Mor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Berry StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Conwy Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13141716 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.450.230.340.28 Safer
Burglary2.42.11.11.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson71056 Safer
Drugs1.01.81.31.8 Getting worse
Other Crime0.841.10.791.4 Getting worse
Other Theft4.74.13.43.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.170.340.17 Safer
Public Order554.47 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.110.170.06 Safer
Shoplifting2.52.12.61.7 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.060.170.060.06 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.73.31.71.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22262529 Getting worse

Changes In Conwy's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Conwy to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Conwy54.24-
Barnet67.0819% more dangerous
Croydon82.4834% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0540% more dangerous
Bristol90.5240% more dangerous
Coventry102.2447% more dangerous
Leicester111.5951% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0656% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6458% more dangerous
Bradford132.2859% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in Conwy's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Llandudno Junction North & Deganwy36838First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+26%-18%+33%-20%+86%+75%+14%-32%-21%-50%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%+100%---
Burglary-83%-60%+100%-50%-80%-+100%-80%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-36%-69%-71%-47%-68%-61%-45%-50%-33%-18%
Drugs-67%-75%+67%--50%-67%--50%-+100%
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%
Shoplifting-50%-60%-80%+100%-67%-50%-67%+550%-33%+33%
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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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