Denbigh Crime Overview

Denbigh is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Denbigh in 2020 was 78 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 3.6% lower than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Denbigh is the 135th most dangerous small town, and the 1,058th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2017, Denbigh had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2016 was also a bad month for Denbigh residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.44 per 1,000 residents. Denbigh recorded 15 reports of vehicle crime during February 2015, making its crime rate of 1.7 the worst for vehicle crime in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Denbigh are violence and sexual offences, with 398 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 350 offences and a difference of 5.30 from 2019's crime rate of 39. Denbigh's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 150% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Denbigh This Year

 DenbighClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21623.8613,23926.2210% safer
Bicycle Theft20.222820.56155% safer
Burglary283.091,7143.3910% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson535.854,7809.4762% safer
Drugs374.091,1812.3443% more dangerous
Other Crime101.109331.8568% safer
Other Theft576.302,7535.4513% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.332240.4433% safer
Public Order606.634,7079.3241% safer
Robbery20.221550.3141% safer
Shoplifting475.192,4034.768% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.331020.2039% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime60.669711.92191% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences39843.9620,57640.757% more dangerous

Crime in Denbigh Compared To Clwyd

Denbigh Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Conwy83346.8766% safer
Buckley91354.7842% safer
Gwersyllt63758.7233% safer
Acton78059.9730% safer
Broughton59877.071.2% safer
Denbigh70677.98-
Connah's Quay1,35780.743.4% more dangerous
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.515% more dangerous
Flint1,08982.796% more dangerous
Prestatyn1,56183.216% more dangerous
Mold86485.359% more dangerous

Denbigh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32302024Safer
Bicycle Theft0.220.220.550.22Safer
Burglary684.43.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson101096Safer
Drugs2.13.62.64.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.882.01.11.1Safer
Other Theft7766Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.771.20.33Safer
Public Order3.1897Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.880.770.330.22Safer
Shoplifting6985Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.220.220.550.33No change
Vehicle Crime1.31.81.90.66Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32383944Getting worse

Changes In Denbigh's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Denbigh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7115% safer
Coventry77.410.74% safer
Denbigh77.98-
Croydon83.226% more dangerous
Sheffield85.819% more dangerous
Bristol86.2110% more dangerous
Leicester97.4420% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8724% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2827% more dangerous
Bradford133.0241% more dangerous
Leeds137.1043% more dangerous

Crime in Denbigh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Denbigh West592113First

Crime in Denbigh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Denbigh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Denbigh saw a 700% increase in shoplifting. Denbigh saw a large fall in burglary during May, when it fell by 92% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+27%+188%+60%+36%+77%-38%-16%+29%+30%-
Burglary---92%--+50%--67%+100%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-63%--80%-10%-29%+100%--50%-40%
Drugs-40%+400%-40%-+100%-60%-+100%--
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-25%+50%-29%+125%+25%+33%-57%+20%+25%+100%
Possession of Weapons---+100%------
Public Order-29%--45%+40%-50%-81%-13%-+400%+100%
Shoplifting-67%-75%--33%-57%--91%-50%+250%+700%
Vehicle Crime-----50%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences+38%+43%+4%+45%-+13%-19%-4%+53%+28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Denbigh

What police force serves Denbigh?
Denbigh's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.
How dangerous is Denbigh?
Denbigh is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd.
What is Denbigh's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Denbigh are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Denbigh?
Denbigh's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021