Mold Crime Overview

Mold is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Clwyd, and is the 23rd most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Mold in 2020 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 5% higher than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Mold is the 97th most dangerous small town, and the 824th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Mold had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for other theft, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2018 was also a bad month for Mold residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Mold recorded 11 reports of vehicle crime during March 2017, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst for vehicle crime in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Mold are violence and sexual offences, with 431 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 0.93% lower than 2019's figure of 435 offences and a difference of 0.39 from 2019's crime rate of 43. Mold's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 67% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Mold This Year

 MoldClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour38938.4313,23926.2232% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.302820.5687% safer
Burglary343.361,7143.390.89% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson898.794,7809.478% safer
Drugs242.371,1812.341.3% more dangerous
Other Crime141.389331.8534% safer
Other Theft595.832,7535.457% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.592240.4425% more dangerous
Public Order13313.144,7079.3229% more dangerous
Robbery30.301550.313.3% safer
Shoplifting434.252,4034.7612% safer
Theft From the Person50.491020.2059% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime201.989711.923.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences43142.5820,57640.754.3% more dangerous

Crime in Mold Compared To Clwyd

Mold Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Denbigh70677.989% safer
Connah's Quay1,35780.746% safer
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.513.4% safer
Flint1,08982.793.1% safer
Prestatyn1,56183.212.6% safer
Mold86485.35-
Rhosllanerchrugog90994.7510% more dangerous
Abergele1,087100.0315% more dangerous
Llandudno2,367114.4525% more dangerous
Holywell1,205129.0434% more dangerous
Colwyn Bay1,476139.2339% more dangerous

Mold Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31272538Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.490.890.490.30Safer
Burglary63.83.13.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110129Safer
Drugs3.22.22.82.4Safer
Other Crime1.71.61.11.4Safer
Other Theft91186Safer
Possession of Weapons0.890.990.690.59Safer
Public Order2.781013Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.490.200.30Safer
Shoplifting1110104.2Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.790.990.790.49Safer
Vehicle Crime83.43.52.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25344343Getting worse

Changes In Mold's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Mold to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7126% safer
Coventry77.4110% safer
Croydon83.222.6% safer
Mold85.35-
Sheffield85.810.54% more dangerous
Bristol86.211.00% more dangerous
Leicester97.4412% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8717% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2820% more dangerous
Bradford133.0236% more dangerous
Leeds137.1038% more dangerous

Crime in Mold's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Mold86485First

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 crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021