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Crime and Safety in Hawarden

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Hawarden is the safest small town in Clwyd, and is the 51st safest overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hawarden in 2021 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 128% lower than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hawarden is the 164th safest small town, and the 5,168th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2019, Hawarden had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.28 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2019 was also a bad month for Hawarden residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Hawarden recorded 21 reports of burglary during November 2016, making its crime rate of 1.5 the worst for burglary in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Hawarden are violence and sexual offences, with 245 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 4.5% lower than 2020's figure of 256 offences and a difference of 0.77 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Hawarden's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Hawarden 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, Clwyd

101% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

104% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hawarden is 101% lower than Wales and 104% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hawarden Crime Rate Over Time

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Hawarden Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hawarden 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 Hawarden

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202137532
202036516
201944630
201840563
201737528
201638537

Crime in Hawarden Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Hawarden This Year

 HawardenClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23116.2311,98223.73 46% safer
Bicycle Theft20.141960.39 179% safer
Burglary231.621,4362.84 75% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson886.184,8679.64 56% safer
Drugs110.771,0071.99 158% safer
Other Crime130.919291.84 102% safer
Other Theft453.162,6765.30 68% safer
Possession of Weapons30.211930.38 81% safer
Public Order785.485,94511.77 115% safer
Robbery30.211550.31 48% safer
Shoplifting60.422,4374.83 1050% safer
Vehicle Crime151.059241.83 74% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24517.2222,12243.81 154% safer

Hawarden Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden53237.39-
Conwy96454.2431% more dangerous
Buckley1,00060.0038% more dangerous
Acton78760.5138% more dangerous
Gwersyllt72767.0144% more dangerous
Connah's Quay1,24173.8349% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hawarden

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Recent Crimes in Hawarden

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Mold RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Prince William CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Chester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The RidgewayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rectory LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aston HillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Woodside CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lon Cae DelUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Alder AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Lincoln RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Foxes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Oakfield RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Maes DeriInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The RidgewayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Yowley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Old Chester RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Maes DeriInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hawarden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13121616 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.630.280.14 Safer
Burglary1.63.12.21.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6666 Safer
Drugs1.00.770.700.77 Safer
Other Crime1.51.20.770.91 Safer
Other Theft4.74.62.83.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.140.420.070.21 Safer
Public Order2.83.72.95 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.14--0.21 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.81.50.560.42 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.21.61.51.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17211817 Getting worse

Changes In Hawarden's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hawarden's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Gladstone Playing Fields2----00.24
Trueman's Hill Playing Field1----01.5

Comparing Hawarden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden37.39-
Barnet67.0844% more dangerous
Croydon82.4855% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0558% more dangerous
Bristol90.5259% more dangerous
Coventry102.2463% more dangerous
Leicester111.5966% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6471% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9475% more dangerous

Crime in Hawarden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ewloe & Hawarden38535First

Crime in Hawarden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hawarden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Hawarden saw a 1,400% increase in criminal damage and arson. Hawarden saw a large fall in other theft during September, when it fell by 88% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour---28%+69%+183%-14%+35%-18%+109%+7%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--71%-67%-83%+50%---+300%+50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-33%-55%-38%-33%-33%-25%+1,400%+100%+17%+117%
Drugs--------33%--
Other Crime--67%--------75%
Other Theft+100%-80%-75%-33%-50%-67%-88%--67%-75%
Possession of Weapons----------50%
Public Order+33%-71%-67%--40%--75%-44%+150%+150%
Shoplifting-------33%-50%--
Vehicle Crime+300%-------67%+50%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-39%-48%-29%+23%+47%-37%+46%+100%-25%+16%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hawarden

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

How dangerous is Hawarden?
Hawarden is the safest small town in Clwyd.

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

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

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