Llandudno Crime Overview

Llandudno is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Clwyd, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Llandudno in 2020 was 114 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 29% higher than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Llandudno is the 32nd most dangerous small town, and the 318th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Llandudno had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Llandudno residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents. Llandudno recorded 15 reports of drugs during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.73 the worst for drugs in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Llandudno are violence and sexual offences, with 1,167 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 56. This is 4.8% higher than 2019's figure of 1,111 offences and a difference of 2.71 from 2019's crime rate of 54. Llandudno's least common crime is robbery, with 7 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 21 crimes.

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Crime in Llandudno Compared To Clwyd

Summary of Crimes in Llandudno This Year

 LlandudnoClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour83940.5713,23926.2235% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft211.022820.5645% more dangerous
Burglary813.921,7143.3914% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson30614.804,7809.4736% more dangerous
Drugs803.871,1812.3440% more dangerous
Other Crime411.989331.857% more dangerous
Other Theft1376.622,7535.4518% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons241.162240.4462% more dangerous
Public Order27713.394,7079.3230% more dangerous
Robbery70.341550.319% more dangerous
Shoplifting1798.662,4034.7645% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.531020.2062% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime361.749711.9210% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,16756.4320,57640.7528% more dangerous

Llandudno Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Flint1,08982.7938% safer
Prestatyn1,56183.2138% safer
Mold86485.3534% safer
Rhosllanerchrugog90994.7521% safer
Abergele1,087100.0314% safer
Llandudno2,367114.45-
Holywell1,205129.0411% more dangerous
Colwyn Bay1,476139.2318% more dangerous
Caia Park2,199174.6534% more dangerous
Offa1,961183.1538% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Llandudno

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Llandudno Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour39334041Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.41.91.41.0Safer
Burglary54.873.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11131515Getting worse
Drugs3.12.72.83.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.31.62.0Getting worse
Other Theft8897Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.680.821.2Getting worse
Public Order5101413Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.531.00.34Safer
Shoplifting1615149Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.80.480.870.53Safer
Vehicle Crime2.41.42.51.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38465456Getting worse

Changes In Llandudno's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Llandudno's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Llandudno that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Great Orme Country Park11---00.02

Comparing Llandudno to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7169% safer
Coventry77.4148% safer
Croydon83.2238% safer
Sheffield85.8133% safer
Bristol86.2133% safer
Leicester97.4417% safer
Birmingham102.8711% safer
Liverpool107.287% safer
Llandudno114.45-
Bradford133.0214% more dangerous
Leeds137.1017% more dangerous

Crime in Llandudno's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Llandudno South770110Second
Llandudno Town & Gogarth1,446163First
Penrhyn Bay22737Third

Crime in Llandudno During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Llandudno change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Llandudno saw a 300% increase in theft from the person. Llandudno saw a large fall in bicycle theft during December, when it fell by 83% compared to December in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Llandudno's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-2%+19%-25%+16%+8%+77%-11%-21%-22%-24%
Bicycle Theft-50%-50%--+33%-25%-33%-+67%-83%
Burglary--50%-75%-55%-11%-50%-43%-78%-30%-59%
Criminal Damage and Arson-36%+104%-73%-4%+5%+17%+50%-10%+94%-23%
Drugs-75%+20%-18%+200%+200%+75%+100%+200%-55%+100%
Other Crime---63%+150%-33%+67%-50%-50%+100%+100%
Other Theft-35%-18%-82%-33%--15%-45%-52%+10%+33%
Possession of Weapons--+200%--33%-33%---50%-
Public Order-31%--38%-29%-14%+206%+58%-19%-41%-27%
Robbery-67%--50%---50%--67%--
Shoplifting-70%-67%-70%-50%-58%-73%-58%-5%+19%+150%
Theft From the Person---67%--+300%--67%--
Vehicle Crime-43%--71%-25%--40%--40%-25%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-15%-4%+1%-25%-5%-3%+47%+49%+28%+4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Llandudno

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021