Gwersyllt Crime Overview

Gwersyllt is among the top 5 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 56th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gwersyllt in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 38% lower than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gwersyllt is the 335th most dangerous small town, and the 2,203rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2019, Gwersyllt had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2015 was also a bad month for Gwersyllt residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.28 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Gwersyllt are violence and sexual offences, with 318 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 30% lower than 2019's figure of 412 offences and a difference of 8.67 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Gwersyllt's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Summary of Crimes in Gwersyllt This Year

 GwersylltClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25023.0413,23926.2214% safer
Bicycle Theft70.652820.5614% more dangerous
Burglary383.501,7143.393.1% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson817.474,7809.4727% safer
Drugs201.841,1812.3427% safer
Other Crime252.309331.8520% more dangerous
Other Theft423.872,7535.4541% safer
Possession of Weapons30.282240.4457% safer
Public Order595.444,7079.3271% safer
Robbery20.181550.3172% safer
Shoplifting242.212,4034.76115% safer
Theft From the Person10.091020.20122% safer
Vehicle Crime171.579711.9222% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31829.3120,57640.7539% safer

Crime in Gwersyllt Compared To Clwyd

Gwersyllt Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden51636.2662% safer
Conwy83346.8725% safer
Buckley91354.787% safer
Gwersyllt63758.72-
Acton78059.972.1% more dangerous
Broughton59877.0724% more dangerous
Denbigh70677.9825% more dangerous
Connah's Quay1,35780.7427% more dangerous
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.5129% more dangerous

Gwersyllt Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25272023Safer
Bicycle Theft0.460.090.280.65Getting worse
Burglary8763.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1112107Safer
Drugs0.741.80.741.8Getting worse
Other Crime2.32.71.72.3Getting worse
Other Theft64.263.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.280.650.28Safer
Public Order2.165.05Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.180.280.18Safer
Shoplifting4.72.22.72.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.18-0.090.09Safer
Vehicle Crime3.53.52.21.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32393829Safer

Changes In Gwersyllt's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Gwersyllt to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Gwersyllt58.72-
Barnet67.7113% more dangerous
Coventry77.4124% more dangerous
Croydon83.2229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8132% more dangerous
Bristol86.2132% more dangerous
Leicester97.4440% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8743% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0256% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Gwersyllt's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Gwersyllt West & Summerhill36061First
Llay South & Gwersyllt East46858Second

Crime in Gwersyllt During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Gwersyllt change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Gwersyllt saw a 300% increase in vehicle crime. Gwersyllt saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 89% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+33%-33%-34%+88%+15%+40%-17%+43%+24%+60%
Bicycle Theft-+100%--------
Burglary+133%-80%-29%--17%-50%-50%-70%-89%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+160%+18%-78%-60%+14%+167%--89%--50%
Drugs--+100%-----50%+200%-
Other Crime--67%-50%+100%------
Other Theft+14%-63%--71%-75%-50%-83%+50%+50%-67%
Possession of Weapons-----67%-----
Public Order-33%+133%-75%+200%-60%-40%+120%-67%-29%+200%
Shoplifting+200%-33%-38%+50%--50%-67%-+100%-50%
Vehicle Crime--50%--+300%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences-38%-31%-67%+24%+52%+17%-43%-45%+37%+13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Gwersyllt

What police force serves Gwersyllt?
Gwersyllt's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.
How dangerous is Gwersyllt?
Gwersyllt is among the top 5 safest small towns in Clwyd.
What is Gwersyllt's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Gwersyllt are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Gwersyllt?
Gwersyllt's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021