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Crime and Safety in Mold

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Mold is among the top 10 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 Mold in 2021 was 105 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 19% higher than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mold is the 71st most dangerous small town, and the 508th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Mold had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for vehicle crime, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.99 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Mold residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for other theft, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. Mold recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during July 2018, making its crime rate of 0.30 the worst for possession of weapons in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Mold are violence and sexual offences, with 504 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 14% higher than 2020's figure of 431 offences and a difference of 7.21 from 2020's crime rate of 43. Mold's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Mold 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Clwyd

28% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

27% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Mold is 28% higher than Wales and 27% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Mold Crime Rate Over Time

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Mold Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Mold 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 Mold

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211051,058
202085864
201996970
201887884
201779803
201666667

Crime in Mold Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Mold This Year

 MoldClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour33533.0911,98223.73 28% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.591960.39 34% more dangerous
Burglary383.751,4362.84 24% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson12612.454,8679.64 23% more dangerous
Drugs181.781,0071.99 12% safer
Other Crime191.889291.84 2.1% more dangerous
Other Theft424.152,6765.30 28% safer
Possession of Weapons40.401930.38 5% more dangerous
Public Order19018.775,94511.77 37% more dangerous
Robbery70.691550.31 55% more dangerous
Shoplifting787.712,4374.83 37% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.491220.24 51% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime212.079241.83 12% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences50449.7922,12243.81 12% more dangerous

Mold Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Prestatyn1,60085.2923% safer
Abergele97589.7216% safer
Flint1,18890.3116% safer
Rhosllanerchrugog87791.4114% safer
Denbigh907100.184.3% safer
Mold1,058104.51-
Llandudno2,281110.295% more dangerous
Kinmel Bay and Towyn1,078129.0919% more dangerous
Holywell1,284137.5024% more dangerous
Colwyn Bay1,601151.0231% more dangerous
Caia Park2,246178.3841% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Mold

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Recent Crimes in Mold

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ffordd AlecsandraInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fir GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Is Y CoedInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tyddyn StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022RobberyOn or near Milford StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Trem Y NeuaddUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Tyddyn StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near King StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ffordd AlecsandraInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ffordd AlecsandraInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hawthorn AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bus/Coach StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Glan AlunInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Alun BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Mold Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27253833 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.890.490.300.59 Safer
Burglary3.83.13.43.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1012912 Getting worse
Drugs2.22.82.41.8 Safer
Other Crime1.61.11.41.9 Getting worse
Other Theft11864.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.990.690.590.40 Safer
Public Order8101319 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.490.200.300.69 Getting worse
Shoplifting10104.28 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.990.790.490.49 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.43.52.02.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34434350 Getting worse

Changes In Mold's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Mold to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0856% safer
Croydon82.4827% safer
Sheffield90.0516% safer
Bristol90.5215% safer
Coventry102.242.2% safer
Mold104.51-
Leicester111.596% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0615% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6419% more dangerous
Bradford132.2821% more dangerous
Leeds150.9431% more dangerous

Crime in Mold's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mold1,058105First

Crime in Mold During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Mold change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Mold saw a 300% increase in drugs. Mold saw a large fall in shoplifting during March, when it fell by 88% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+35%+71%+11%+64%-16%+27%+113%+115%+104%+26%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--50%-25%-+100%---33%+33%-25%
Criminal Damage and Arson-43%-43%-53%-36%+50%+29%+43%+11%-33%-40%
Drugs-----75%+200%-+300%--
Other Crime-50%------+50%-+200%
Other Theft-50%-75%-38%+100%-67%-+33%-50%+63%-83%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-10%-38%-7%+133%--9%+100%+80%+133%+100%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-88%-75%-+50%-57%-55%-33%--50%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+300%-50%---33%-60%-50%--50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+19%-39%-7%+71%+48%+15%+28%-21%-21%+48%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Mold

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

How dangerous is Mold?
Mold is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Clwyd.

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

What is the least common crime in Mold?
Mold's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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