Crime in Gwynedd

Gwynedd is the 21st safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Gwynedd in 2020 was 63 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 32 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Gwynedd's larger towns and cities, Caernarfon is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Bangor, and Holyhead comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Gwynedd, starting with Holyhead which ranks as the safest area in Gwynedd, followed up by Bangor in second place, and Caernarfon in third place.

Crime Map of Gwynedd

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Gwynedd Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour4,38922.66
Bicycle Theft770.40
Burglary5102.63
Criminal Damage and Arson1,5848.18
Drugs3831.98
Other Crime2661.37
Other Theft8694.49
Possession of Weapons650.34
Public Order1,4527.50
Robbery300.15
Shoplifting5162.66
Theft From the Person290.15
Vehicle Crime2661.37
Violence and Sexual Offences6,11931.60

Gwynedd's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Gwynedd
Bangor1,95111947% more dangerous
Caernarfon1,30912851% more dangerous
Holyhead1,40411746% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Gwynedd

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22182023Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.550.280.500.40Safer
Burglary3.73.43.92.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson99108Safer
Drugs1.71.81.92.0Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.21.61.4Getting worse
Other Theft6664.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.380.400.34Safer
Public Order2.9578Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.100.150.15Getting worse
Shoplifting4.43.44.32.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.270.230.290.15Safer
Vehicle Crime2.01.91.71.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23283332Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021