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Crime and Safety in Rhosllanerchrugog

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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 2021 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 7% higher than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rhosllanerchrugog is the 116th most dangerous small town, and the 764th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2018, Rhosllanerchrugog had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2018 was also a bad month for Rhosllanerchrugog residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for violence and sexual offences, recording 485 crimes at a rate of 51 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Rhosllanerchrugog are violence and sexual offences, with 454 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 47. This is 1.8% higher than 2020's figure of 446 offences and a difference of 0.83 from 2020's crime rate of 46. Rhosllanerchrugog's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Rhosllanerchrugog 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Clwyd

18% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

16% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rhosllanerchrugog is 18% higher than Wales and 16% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rhosllanerchrugog Crime Rate Over Time

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Rhosllanerchrugog Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Rhosllanerchrugog 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 Rhosllanerchrugog

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202191877
202095909
201995907
20181371,318
201778746
201655525

Crime in Rhosllanerchrugog Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Rhosllanerchrugog This Year

 RhosllanerchrugogClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24925.9511,98223.73 9% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.521960.39 25% more dangerous
Burglary212.191,4362.84 30% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11211.674,8679.64 17% more dangerous
Drugs171.771,0071.99 12% safer
Other Crime232.409291.84 23% more dangerous
Other Theft333.442,6765.30 54% safer
Possession of Weapons30.311930.38 23% safer
Public Order13113.655,94511.77 14% more dangerous
Robbery20.211550.31 48% safer
Shoplifting586.052,4374.83 20% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime181.889241.83 2.7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences45447.3222,12243.81 7% more dangerous

Rhosllanerchrugog Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Connah's Quay1,24173.8324% safer
Broughton62079.9114% safer
Prestatyn1,60085.297% safer
Abergele97589.721.9% safer
Flint1,18890.311.2% safer
Rhosllanerchrugog87791.41-
Denbigh907100.189% more dangerous
Mold1,058104.5113% more dangerous
Llandudno2,281110.2917% more dangerous
Kinmel Bay and Towyn1,078129.0929% more dangerous
Holywell1,284137.5034% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rhosllanerchrugog

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Recent Crimes in Rhosllanerchrugog

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stryt Y CapelUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maelor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Brandie BrookLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Maes EnionInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Trem Y ParcInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stryt Y CambeliaidUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Brandie BrookInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pool RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trem Y ParcInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maelor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Frederick StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Offa StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maes EnionUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol KenyonUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol KenyonUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ffordd Y DugFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gardden RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Ffordd OffaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Heol EifionUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Ty GwynFurther investigation is not in the public interest

Rhosllanerchrugog Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21192326 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.730.310.310.52 Getting worse
Burglary673.42.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16141612 Safer
Drugs1.43.22.61.8 Safer
Other Crime1.82.21.72.4 Getting worse
Other Theft6663.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.420.730.420.31 Safer
Public Order68814 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.730.630.210.21 Safer
Shoplifting6576 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime64.12.01.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences86444647 Safer

Changes In Rhosllanerchrugog's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rhosllanerchrugog to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0836% safer
Croydon82.4811% safer
Sheffield90.051.5% safer
Bristol90.520.98% safer
Rhosllanerchrugog91.41-
Coventry102.2411% more dangerous
Leicester111.5918% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0626% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6429% more dangerous
Bradford132.2831% more dangerous
Leeds150.9439% 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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+56%+22%+182%+87%-42%+22%+92%+31%+6%+43%
Burglary-40%-40%-20%+50%---33%-63%-29%-86%
Criminal Damage and Arson+31%-7%+50%+71%-7%+13%--13%+5%+11%
Drugs+50%-+100%--+300%-50%-75%-50%-50%
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%
Shoplifting--43%+250%+50%+129%--50%-+50%-57%
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).

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