Flint Crime Overview

Flint is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Clwyd, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Flint in 2020 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 2.5% higher than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Flint is the 113rd most dangerous small town, and the 894th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2018, Flint had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2018 was also a bad month for Flint residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Flint are violence and sexual offences, with 524 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 11% lower than 2019's figure of 580 offences and a difference of 4.25 from 2019's crime rate of 44. Flint's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Flint This Year

 FlintClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour34826.4613,23926.220.91% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.302820.5687% safer
Burglary362.741,7143.3924% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson987.454,7809.4727% safer
Drugs423.191,1812.3427% more dangerous
Other Crime272.059331.8510% more dangerous
Other Theft604.562,7535.4520% safer
Possession of Weapons90.682240.4435% more dangerous
Public Order16112.244,7079.3224% more dangerous
Robbery20.151550.31107% safer
Shoplifting997.532,4034.7637% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.081020.20150% safer
Vehicle Crime261.989711.923.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences52439.8420,57640.752.3% safer

Crime in Flint Compared To Clwyd

Flint Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Acton78059.9738% safer
Broughton59877.077% safer
Denbigh70677.986% safer
Connah's Quay1,35780.742.5% safer
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.510.34% safer
Flint1,08982.79-
Prestatyn1,56183.210.50% more dangerous
Mold86485.353.0% more dangerous
Rhosllanerchrugog90994.7513% more dangerous
Abergele1,087100.0317% more dangerous
Llandudno2,367114.4528% more dangerous

Flint Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour28222326Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.30.610.230.30Safer
Burglary3.964.62.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1112107Safer
Drugs1.11.81.23.2Getting worse
Other Crime2.02.51.32.0Getting worse
Other Theft4.6664.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.910.760.68Getting worse
Public Order3.381012Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.910.610.15Safer
Shoplifting108128Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.380.080.150.08Safer
Vehicle Crime1.81.92.92.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26404440Getting worse

Changes In Flint's Crime Rates Over Time

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

Comparing Flint to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7122% safer
Coventry77.417% safer
Flint82.79-
Croydon83.220.52% more dangerous
Sheffield85.813.5% more dangerous
Bristol86.214.0% more dangerous
Leicester97.4415% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8720% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2823% more dangerous
Bradford133.0238% more dangerous
Leeds137.1040% more dangerous

Crime in Flint's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Flint North East863124First
Flint South West22636Second

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021