Hawarden Crime Overview

Hawarden is the safest small town in Clwyd, and is the 56th safest overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hawarden in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 123% lower than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hawarden is the 189th safest small town, and the 5,130th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Hawarden had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 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 256 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 15% lower than 2019's figure of 294 offences and a difference of 2.67 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Hawarden's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Hawarden Compared To Clwyd

Summary of Crimes in Hawarden This Year

 HawardenClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22816.0213,23926.2264% safer
Bicycle Theft40.282820.56100% safer
Burglary322.251,7143.3951% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson916.404,7809.4748% safer
Drugs100.701,1812.34234% safer
Other Crime110.779331.85140% safer
Other Theft402.812,7535.4594% safer
Possession of Weapons10.072240.44529% safer
Public Order412.884,7079.32224% safer
Shoplifting80.562,4034.76750% safer
Theft From the Person10.071020.20186% safer
Vehicle Crime211.489711.9230% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25617.9920,57640.75127% safer

Hawarden Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hawarden51636.26-
Conwy83346.8723% more dangerous
Buckley91354.7834% more dangerous
Gwersyllt63758.7238% more dangerous
Acton78059.9740% more dangerous
Broughton59877.0753% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hawarden

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Hawarden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18131216Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.350.560.630.28Safer
Burglary3.01.63.12.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8666Getting worse
Drugs0.911.00.770.70Safer
Other Crime0.981.51.20.77Safer
Other Theft54.74.62.8Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.140.420.07Safer
Public Order2.02.83.72.9Getting worse
Shoplifting0.841.81.50.56Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.070.070.07Safer
Vehicle Crime2.12.21.61.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14172118Getting 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 2020.

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
Hawarden36.26-
Barnet67.7146% more dangerous
Coventry77.4153% more dangerous
Croydon83.2256% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2866% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Hawarden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ewloe & Hawarden35933First

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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021