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Crime and Safety in Flint

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Flint is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Clwyd, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Flint in 2021 was 90 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 6% higher than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Flint is the 120th most dangerous small town, and the 794th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Flint had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.76 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2019 was also a bad month for Flint residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents. Flint recorded 4 reports of robbery during June 2018, making its crime rate of 0.30 the worst for robbery in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Flint are violence and sexual offences, with 573 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 524 offences and a difference of 3.72 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Flint's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Flint 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Clwyd

17% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

15% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Flint is 17% higher than Wales and 15% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Flint Crime Rate Over Time

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Flint Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Flint 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 Flint

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021901,188
2020831,089
2019941,232
2018891,167
201765860
201653693

Crime in Flint Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Flint This Year

 FlintClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour37828.7411,98223.73 17% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.151960.39 160% safer
Burglary483.651,4362.84 22% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson13610.344,8679.64 7% more dangerous
Drugs261.981,0071.99 0.51% safer
Other Crime272.059291.84 10% more dangerous
Other Theft574.332,6765.30 22% safer
Possession of Weapons80.611930.38 38% more dangerous
Public Order18113.765,94511.77 14% more dangerous
Robbery50.381550.31 18% more dangerous
Shoplifting1017.682,4374.83 37% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.151220.24 60% safer
Vehicle Crime221.679241.83 10% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57343.5622,12243.81 0.57% safer

Flint Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gwersyllt72767.0135% safer
Connah's Quay1,24173.8322% safer
Broughton62079.9113% safer
Prestatyn1,60085.296% safer
Abergele97589.720.66% safer
Flint1,18890.31-
Rhosllanerchrugog87791.411.2% more dangerous
Denbigh907100.1810% more dangerous
Mold1,058104.5114% more dangerous
Llandudno2,281110.2918% more dangerous
Kinmel Bay and Towyn1,078129.0930% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Flint

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Recent Crimes in Flint

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trelawny AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Prince Of Wales AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maes-Y-Dre AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trelawny SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trelawny AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Heol CaerInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sydney StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Chester RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Earl StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Field CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Swinchiard LaneFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mount Pleasant AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Caesar AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn EglwysUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Garth GanolUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Croes Atti LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazel CourtUnable to prosecute suspect

Flint Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22232629 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.610.230.300.15 Safer
Burglary64.62.73.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1210710 Safer
Drugs1.81.23.22.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.51.32.02.0 Getting worse
Other Theft664.64.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.910.760.680.61 Safer
Public Order8101214 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.910.610.150.38 Safer
Shoplifting81288 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.150.080.15 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.92.92.01.7 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40444044 Getting worse

Changes In Flint's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Flint's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Pentre Recreation Ground3----21.7

Comparing Flint to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0835% safer
Croydon82.489% safer
Sheffield90.050.29% safer
Flint90.31-
Bristol90.520.23% more dangerous
Coventry102.2412% more dangerous
Leicester111.5919% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0627% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6430% more dangerous
Bradford132.2832% more dangerous
Leeds150.9440% more dangerous

Crime in Flint's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Flint North East930134First
Flint South West25842Second

Crime in Flint During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Flint change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Flint saw a 400% increase in drugs. Flint saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 92% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+13%+82%+24%+90%-10%-10%--16%+41%+73%
Burglary-43%-60%-67%-67%--25%-50%-+300%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson-11%+17%-20%-92%-55%+33%-13%+22%+43%-33%
Drugs+400%+50%--+100%+400%--50%-50%-
Other Crime-33%-+100%-+200%----+200%
Other Theft+17%-60%-20%-43%-38%-57%--45%-60%+25%
Possession of Weapons-67%---------
Public Order-13%-10%+8%+22%-8%+118%+100%+100%-14%-36%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-66%--67%+250%+22%+9%-53%-88%-50%-82%
Vehicle Crime-25%--67%--67%+100%-50%-+200%-71%
Violence and Sexual Offences-24%-26%+10%--7%-34%+17%+25%-32%-18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Flint

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

How dangerous is Flint?
Flint is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Clwyd.

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

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

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