Conwy Crime Overview

Conwy is the 26th safest small town in Wales, and the 266th safest overall out of the UK's small towns. The overall crime rate in Conwy in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people.

The most common crimes in Conwy are violence and sexual offences, with 411 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 11% lower than 2019's figure of 455 offences and a difference of 2.48 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Conwy's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Conwy This Year

 Conwy
CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour28215.87
Bicycle Theft60.34
Burglary181.01
Criminal Damage and Arson864.84
Drugs191.07
Other Crime130.73
Other Theft543.04
Possession of Weapons60.34
Public Order724.05
Robbery20.11
Shoplifting432.42
Theft From the Person10.06
Vehicle Crime261.46
Violence and Sexual Offences41123.12

Conwy Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17131416Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.840.450.230.34Safer
Burglary3.22.42.11.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson87104.8Safer
Drugs0.841.01.81.1Safer
Other Crime1.10.841.10.73Safer
Other Theft4.44.74.13.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.280.170.34Getting worse
Public Order1.8554.0Getting worse
Robbery0.110.110.110.11No change
Shoplifting2.32.52.12.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person0.280.060.170.06Safer
Vehicle Crime2.11.73.31.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18222623Getting worse

Comparing Conwy to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownsCrime RateRate Difference
Conwy42.59-
Coventry71.5040% more dangerous
Sheffield73.9942% more dangerous
Kirklees74.2343% more dangerous
Croydon77.1845% more dangerous
Bradford79.1946% more dangerous
London80.7047% more dangerous
Birmingham89.0252% more dangerous
Bristol91.5753% more dangerous
Leeds91.9054% more dangerous
Leicester102.5158% more dangerous
Liverpool105.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Conwy During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Conwy change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Conwy saw a 550% increase in shoplifting. Conwy saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 83% compared to March in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Conwy's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctOct
Anti-Social Behaviour+26%-18%+33%-20%+86%+75%+14%-32%-21%
Bicycle Theft-----+100%+100%--
Burglary-83%-60%+100%-50%-80%-+100%-80%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-36%-69%-71%-47%-68%-61%-45%-50%-33%
Drugs-67%-75%+67%--50%-67%--50%-
Other Crime--50%-+300%-50%-33%---
Other Theft--67%-33%+167%-9%-71%-38%-67%-67%
Possession of Weapons----50%-----
Public Order-40%-63%+40%-43%-13%+14%+14%+67%-
Shoplifting-50%-60%-80%+100%-67%-50%-67%+550%-33%
Vehicle Crime-17%---33%-83%-33%-42%-80%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-39%-26%-20%-+36%-19%+26%+28%+24%

Conwy's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Conwy
Abergele1,0219455% more dangerous
Colwyn Bay1,36812967% more dangerous
Kinmel Bay and Towyn6387644% more dangerous
Llandudno2,19510660% more dangerous

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Conwy

What police force serves Conwy?
Conwy's local territorial police force is the North Wales Police.
How dangerous is Conwy?
Conwy is the 26th safest small town in Wales.
What is Conwy's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Conwy are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Conwy?
Conwy's least common crime is theft from the person.

Last updated: 01 Mar 2021