Gwynedd Crime Statistics

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Gwynedd is the 21st safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Gwynedd in 2021 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 35 out of 1,000 residents.

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

Gwynedd Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Gwynedd represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Gwynedd Crime Summary

Anti-Social Behaviour4,25621.98
Bicycle Theft720.37
Criminal Damage and Arson1,5828.17
Other Crime2491.29
Other Theft9354.83
Possession of Weapons630.33
Public Order1,8639.62
Theft From the Person390.20
Vehicle Crime2031.05
Violence and Sexual Offences6,69634.58

Gwynedd's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Gwynedd
Bangor1,855113 41% more dangerous
Caernarfon1,128110 39% more dangerous
Holyhead1,549129 48% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Gwynedd

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour18202322 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.280.500.400.37 Safer
Burglary3. Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91088 Safer
Drugs1. Getting worse
Other Crime1. Safer
Other Theft664.54.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.400.340.33 Safer
Public Order57810 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) Getting worse
Shoplifting3. Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) Safer
Vehicle Crime1. Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28333235 Getting worse
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