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Crime and Safety in Rhyl

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Rhyl is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Clwyd, and is the second most dangerous overall out of Clwyd's 142 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Rhyl in 2021 was 186 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Clwyd's overall crime rate, coming in 54% higher than the Clwyd rate of 85 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Rhyl is the most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 88th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Rhyl had the worst crime rate in Clwyd for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Rhyl residents, when it was Clwyd's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 17 crimes at a rate of 0.64 per 1,000 residents. Rhyl recorded 47 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 1.8 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Clwyd that month.

The most common crimes in Rhyl are violence and sexual offences, with 2,580 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 97. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 2,154 offences and a difference of 16.09 from 2020's crime rate of 81. Rhyl's least common crime is theft from the person, with 21 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 14 crimes.

Rhyl 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Clwyd

60% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

59% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Rhyl is 60% higher than Wales and 59% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Rhyl Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Rhyl 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 Rhyl

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211864,935
20201574,153
20191915,050
20181744,606
20171353,573
20161163,078

Crime in Rhyl Compared To Clwyd

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Summary of Crimes in Rhyl This Year

 RhylClwyd 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,06640.2811,98223.73 41% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft331.251960.39 69% more dangerous
Burglary1435.401,4362.84 47% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson48118.174,8679.64 47% more dangerous
Drugs1395.251,0071.99 62% more dangerous
Other Crime983.709291.84 50% more dangerous
Other Theft28410.732,6765.30 51% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons271.021930.38 63% more dangerous
Public Order70326.565,94511.77 56% more dangerous
Robbery250.941550.31 67% more dangerous
Shoplifting30911.682,4374.83 59% more dangerous
Theft From the Person210.791220.24 70% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime923.489241.83 47% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences2,58097.4822,12243.81 55% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Rhyl

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Recent Crimes in Rhyl

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Osborne GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Vezey StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Fairfield AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cefndy RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Westbourne AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Maes MenlliFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Edward Henry StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Clwyd AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Sussex StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Edgbaston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near River StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Queen StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pendyffryn Road NorthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Aled AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Abbey StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Clwyd AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rhyl Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Wellington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Barry Road SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Rhyl Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour37344040 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.81.81.41.2 Safer
Burglary10865 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson19221818 Safer
Drugs3.2555 Getting worse
Other Crime2.93.13.43.7 Getting worse
Other Theft1412811 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.31.51.31.0 Safer
Public Order18211927 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.871.51.10.94 Safer
Shoplifting1415912 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.31.10.530.79 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.762.33.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences82928197 Getting worse

Changes In Rhyl's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Rhyl to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.08178% safer
Croydon82.48126% safer
Sheffield90.05107% safer
Bristol90.52106% safer
Coventry102.2482% safer
Leicester111.5967% safer
Liverpool123.0652% safer
Birmingham129.6444% safer
Bradford132.2841% safer
Leeds150.9424% safer
Rhyl186.47-

Crime in Rhyl's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Rhyl East79173Third
Rhyl North2,976312First
Rhyl South West1,077196Second

Crime in Rhyl During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Rhyl change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Rhyl saw a 400% increase in other crime. Rhyl saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 94% compared to May in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Rhyl's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+11%+13%+50%+19%+21%+35%+16%-18%+12%-4%
Bicycle Theft-50%-50%-80%-33%-60%-60%+133%+67%--20%
Burglary-22%-32%+40%-45%-25%-44%--33%-63%+20%
Criminal Damage and Arson+12%-33%-65%-55%+26%-33%+77%-37%-42%-17%
Drugs+67%-21%+67%+60%-43%-22%---20%-6%
Other Crime-30%+125%-22%-11%-33%+100%+400%-60%-50%+100%
Other Theft-48%-41%-7%-5%-22%-19%+5%-33%-62%-18%
Possession of Weapons-57%--50%-40%-33%-17%-+300%-50%+100%
Public Order-38%-29%-34%-2%+9%-8%+16%-41%+23%+5%
Robbery+33%-33%-40%-75%+300%-50%+200%--71%-88%
Shoplifting+4%-65%-69%-51%-4%-84%-76%-35%-8%-
Theft From the Person-80%----+100%-50%-50%-80%-
Vehicle Crime-13%-87%-94%-86%-40%-79%-50%-58%-+75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-16%-39%-14%+6%+3%-25%+12%+1%-15%-23%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Rhyl

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

How dangerous is Rhyl?
Rhyl is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Clwyd.

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

What is the least common crime in Rhyl?
Rhyl's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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