Crime in Denbighshire

Denbighshire is the 31st most dangerous county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Denbighshire in 2020 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 44 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Denbighshire's larger towns and cities, Rhyl is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Prestatyn, and Denbigh comes in as third most dangerous.

Crime Map of Denbighshire

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Denbighshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour2,14222.38
Bicycle Theft470.49
Burglary3243.39
Criminal Damage and Arson8378.75
Drugs2382.49
Other Crime1761.84
Other Theft4985.20
Possession of Weapons540.56
Public Order9529.95
Robbery370.39
Shoplifting4354.55
Theft From the Person250.26
Vehicle Crime1451.52
Violence and Sexual Offences4,21444.04

Denbighshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Denbighshire
Denbigh6387018% safer
Prestatyn1,442779% safer
Rhyl3,83114542% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Denbighshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27232122Safer
Bicycle Theft0.801.00.890.49Safer
Burglary5663.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1011129Safer
Drugs2.02.22.42.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.81.81.8Getting worse
Other Theft8985Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.620.730.56Safer
Public Order4.091110Getting worse
Robbery0.520.420.530.39Safer
Shoplifting6784.6Safer
Theft From the Person0.860.530.440.26Safer
Vehicle Crime2.53.64.41.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34465244Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021