Crime in Wrexham

Wrexham is the 32nd most dangerous county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Wrexham in 2020 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 39 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Wrexham's larger towns and cities, Offa is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Caia Park, and Rhosllanerchrugog comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Wrexham, starting with Acton which ranks as the safest area in Wrexham, followed up by Gwersyllt in second place, and Broughton in third place.

Crime Map of Wrexham

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Wrexham Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour3,56926.25
Bicycle Theft760.56
Burglary5323.91
Criminal Damage and Arson1,51611.15
Drugs3692.71
Other Crime2982.19
Other Theft7805.74
Possession of Weapons640.47
Public Order1,2259.01
Robbery610.45
Shoplifting7915.82
Theft From the Person320.24
Vehicle Crime2481.82
Violence and Sexual Offences5,33939.27

Wrexham's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Wrexham
Acton7055454% safer
Broughton5497118% safer
Caia Park2,09416650% more dangerous
Gwersyllt5945552% safer
Offa1,87617552% more dangerous
Rhosllanerchrugog843885% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Wrexham

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour31242126Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.961.20.620.56Safer
Burglary8863.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15151311Safer
Drugs2.42.12.72.7Getting worse
Other Crime2.12.42.22.2Safer
Other Theft8886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.430.500.710.47Safer
Public Order3.7899Getting worse
Robbery0.510.460.410.45Safer
Shoplifting9996Safer
Theft From the Person0.510.340.430.24Safer
Vehicle Crime4.753.01.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35454539Safer

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021