Kinmel Bay and Towyn Crime Overview

Kinmel Bay and Towyn is among the top 10 safest small towns in Clwyd, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Kinmel Bay and Towyn in 2020 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 2.1% higher than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Kinmel Bay and Towyn is the 115th most dangerous small town, and the 901st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Kinmel Bay and Towyn had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.60 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Kinmel Bay and Towyn residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.36 per 1,000 residents. Kinmel Bay and Towyn recorded 6 reports of vehicle crime during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.72 the worst for vehicle crime in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Kinmel Bay and Towyn are violence and sexual offences, with 386 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 26% lower than 2019's figure of 486 offences and a difference of 11.98 from 2019's crime rate of 58. Kinmel Bay and Towyn's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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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 Behaviour19222.9913,23926.2214% safer
Bicycle Theft121.442820.5661% more dangerous
Burglary252.991,7143.3913% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson708.384,7809.4713% safer
Drugs101.201,1812.3495% safer
Other Crime151.809331.852.8% safer
Other Theft495.872,7535.457% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons20.242240.4483% safer
Public Order829.824,7079.325% more dangerous
Robbery40.481550.3135% more dangerous
Shoplifting141.682,4034.76183% safer
Theft From the Person20.241020.2017% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime182.169711.9211% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences38646.2220,57640.7512% more dangerous

Kinmel Bay and Towyn Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Gwersyllt63758.7241% safer
Acton78059.9738% safer
Broughton59877.077% safer
Denbigh70677.986% safer
Connah's Quay1,35780.742.2% safer
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.51-
Flint1,08982.790.34% more dangerous
Prestatyn1,56183.210.84% more dangerous
Mold86485.353.3% more dangerous
Rhosllanerchrugog90994.7513% more dangerous
Abergele1,087100.0318% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Kinmel Bay and Towyn

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Kinmel Bay and Towyn Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30232023Safer
Bicycle Theft2.02.41.61.4Safer
Burglary919123.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1215138Safer
Drugs0.841.11.71.2No change
Other Crime0.962.51.71.8Getting worse
Other Theft1011116Safer
Possession of Weapons0.600.240.240.24Safer
Public Order3.0101310Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.120.600.48Getting worse
Shoplifting3.24.22.91.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.480.360.24Safer
Vehicle Crime4.9762.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40655846Safer

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
Barnet67.7122% safer
Coventry77.417% safer
Kinmel Bay and Towyn82.51-
Croydon83.220.85% more dangerous
Sheffield85.813.8% more dangerous
Bristol86.214.3% more dangerous
Leicester97.4415% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8720% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2823% more dangerous
Bradford133.0238% more dangerous
Leeds137.1040% more dangerous

Crime in Kinmel Bay and Towyn's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Kinmel Bay & Towyn68983First

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 10 safest small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021