Rhosllanerchrugog Crime Overview

Rhosllanerchrugog 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 Rhosllanerchrugog in 2020 was 95 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 15% higher than the Clwyd rate of 81 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rhosllanerchrugog is the 73rd most dangerous small town, and the 603rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2018, Rhosllanerchrugog had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for violence and sexual offences, with 485 crimes reported and a crime rate of 51 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2017 was also a bad month for Rhosllanerchrugog residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for vehicle crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.63 per 1,000 residents. Rhosllanerchrugog recorded 4 reports of other crime during October 2016, making its crime rate of 0.42 the worst for other crime in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Rhosllanerchrugog are violence and sexual offences, with 446 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 46. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 419 offences and a difference of 2.82 from 2019's crime rate of 44. Rhosllanerchrugog's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Rhosllanerchrugog Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Rhosllanerchrugog This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22223.1413,23926.2213% safer
Bicycle Theft30.312820.5681% safer
Burglary333.441,7143.391.5% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson15716.364,7809.4742% more dangerous
Drugs252.611,1812.3410% more dangerous
Other Crime161.679331.8511% safer
Other Theft606.252,7535.4513% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.422240.444.8% safer
Public Order757.824,7079.3219% safer
Robbery20.211550.3148% safer
Shoplifting697.192,4034.7634% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime191.989711.923.0% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences44646.4920,57640.7512% more dangerous

Rhosllanerchrugog Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Connah's Quay1,35780.7417% safer
Kinmel Bay and Towyn68982.5115% safer
Flint1,08982.7914% safer
Prestatyn1,56183.2114% safer
Mold86485.3511% safer
Abergele1,087100.035% more dangerous
Llandudno2,367114.4517% more dangerous
Holywell1,205129.0427% more dangerous
Colwyn Bay1,476139.2332% more dangerous
Caia Park2,199174.6546% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rhosllanerchrugog

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Rhosllanerchrugog Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour33211923Safer
Bicycle Theft0.310.730.310.31Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13161416Getting worse
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime2.
Other Theft6666Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.420.420.730.42Safer
Public Order2.0688Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.730.630.21Safer
Shoplifting6657Getting worse
Vehicle Crime564.12.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34864446Safer

Changes In Rhosllanerchrugog's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rhosllanerchrugog to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7140% safer
Coventry77.4122% safer
Croydon83.2214% safer
Sheffield85.8110% safer
Bristol86.2110% safer
Leicester97.442.8% more dangerous
Birmingham102.878% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2812% more dangerous
Bradford133.0229% more dangerous
Leeds137.1031% more dangerous

Crime in Rhosllanerchrugog During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rhosllanerchrugog change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Rhosllanerchrugog saw a 300% increase in drugs. Rhosllanerchrugog saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 86% compared to December in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+56%+22%+182%+87%-42%+22%+92%+31%+6%+43%
Criminal Damage and Arson+31%-7%+50%+71%-7%+13%--13%+5%+11%
Other Crime-67%---+100%--50%--67%-
Other Theft+50%+20%+75%-50%--83%+50%+133%-25%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+300%-14%-20%+120%--22%+14%-50%-38%+43%
Vehicle Crime-75%-60%-50%-67%--50%--80%+50%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-24%-10%+63%+6%+39%+54%-30%-24%-6%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rhosllanerchrugog

What police force serves Rhosllanerchrugog?
Rhosllanerchrugog's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.
How dangerous is Rhosllanerchrugog?
Rhosllanerchrugog is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Clwyd.
What is Rhosllanerchrugog's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Rhosllanerchrugog are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Rhosllanerchrugog?
Rhosllanerchrugog's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021