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Crime and Safety in Kinmel Bay and Towyn

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Kinmel Bay and Towyn is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Clwyd, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kinmel Bay and Towyn in 2021 was 129 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 34% higher than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kinmel Bay and Towyn is the 31st most dangerous small town, and the 271st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Kinmel Bay and Towyn had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.72 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Kinmel Bay and Towyn residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 33 crimes at a rate of 4.0 per 1,000 residents. Kinmel Bay and Towyn recorded 3 reports of robbery during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst for robbery in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Kinmel Bay and Towyn are violence and sexual offences, with 608 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 73. This is 37% higher than 2020's figure of 386 offences and a difference of 26.59 from 2020's crime rate of 46. Kinmel Bay and Towyn's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 300% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Kinmel Bay and Towyn 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Clwyd

42% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

41% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Kinmel Bay and Towyn is 42% higher than Wales and 41% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Kinmel Bay and Towyn Crime Rate Over Time

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Kinmel Bay and Towyn Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Kinmel Bay and Towyn 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 Kinmel Bay and Towyn

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211291,078
202083689
20191211,012
20181371,147
201788732
201682684

Crime in Kinmel Bay and Towyn Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Kinmel Bay and Towyn This Year

 Kinmel Bay and TowynClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21525.7511,98223.73 8% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft192.281960.39 83% more dangerous
Burglary313.711,4362.84 23% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson8910.664,8679.64 10% more dangerous
Drugs172.041,0071.99 2.5% more dangerous
Other Crime172.049291.84 10% more dangerous
Other Theft637.542,6765.30 30% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.601930.38 37% more dangerous
Public Order14517.365,94511.77 32% more dangerous
Robbery10.121550.31 158% safer
Shoplifting101.202,4374.83 302% safer
Theft From the Person40.481220.24 50% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime698.269241.83 78% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences60872.8122,12243.81 40% more dangerous

Kinmel Bay and Towyn Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Flint1,18890.3143% safer
Rhosllanerchrugog87791.4141% safer
Denbigh907100.1829% safer
Mold1,058104.5124% safer
Llandudno2,281110.2917% safer
Kinmel Bay and Towyn1,078129.09-
Holywell1,284137.506% more dangerous
Colwyn Bay1,601151.0215% more dangerous
Caia Park2,246178.3828% more dangerous
Offa2,152200.9936% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kinmel Bay and Towyn

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Recent Crimes in Kinmel Bay and Towyn

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Betws AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Towyn RoadFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Llys GlyndwrUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near ArgoedInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bryn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tir Llwyd Enterprise ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Southlands RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Towyn Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near The SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Moelwyn Avenue NorthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kinmel CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bryn RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Southlands RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near The SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Llys ClaerwenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gaingc RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Kinmel Bay and Towyn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23202326 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.41.61.42.3 Getting worse
Burglary19123.03.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1513811 Safer
Drugs1.11.71.22.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.51.71.82.0 Getting worse
Other Theft111168 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.240.240.60 Getting worse
Public Order10131017 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.600.480.12 Safer
Shoplifting4.22.91.71.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.480.360.240.48 Safer
Vehicle Crime762.28 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences65584673 Getting worse

Changes In Kinmel Bay and Towyn's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Kinmel Bay and Towyn to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0892% safer
Croydon82.4857% safer
Sheffield90.0543% safer
Bristol90.5243% safer
Coventry102.2426% safer
Leicester111.5916% safer
Liverpool123.064.9% safer
Kinmel Bay and Towyn129.09-
Birmingham129.640.42% more dangerous
Bradford132.282.4% more dangerous
Leeds150.9414% more dangerous

Crime in Kinmel Bay and Towyn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kinmel Bay & Towyn1,078129First

Crime in Kinmel Bay and Towyn During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Kinmel Bay and Towyn change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Kinmel Bay and Towyn saw a 400% increase in bicycle theft. Kinmel Bay and Towyn saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 93% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+57%+69%+40%+21%+40%+14%-11%-57%+44%-22%
Bicycle Theft---50%--33%+400%----
Burglary--92%-77%-93%-57%-55%-89%-50%--33%
Criminal Damage and Arson+14%-22%+233%-58%-54%+22%-60%-80%-60%-56%
Drugs-40%--33%--50%-----
Other Crime---+300%+300%-----
Other Theft-67%-71%-17%-20%+10%-38%-64%-90%-33%-
Public Order-67%-63%+33%-8%+9%-43%+56%-75%+150%-20%
Shoplifting------+50%---
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-33%--75%--50%+200%-50%--75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%-49%-46%-51%-2%-37%+43%-30%-33%+32%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Kinmel Bay and Towyn

What police force serves Kinmel Bay and Towyn?
Kinmel Bay and Towyn's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.

How dangerous is Kinmel Bay and Towyn?
Kinmel Bay and Towyn is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Clwyd.

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

What is the least common crime in Kinmel Bay and Towyn?
Kinmel Bay and Towyn's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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