Monday, July 21, 2014

Colwyn Bay - Mostyn Road, Colwyn Bay tops poll for North Wales crime hot spot

North Wales crime hot spots revealed

See which streets in the region had the most incidents over the last two years

A street in Wrexham is the most crime-ridden in North Wales.
Robberies, theft, anti-social behaviour, violent and sexual offences are some of the crimes committed on Brook Street (Glan yr Afon) once every three days on average.
It has the dubious distinction of coming out top with 212 crimes logged there by North Wales Police in 2012 and 2013.
Not far behind are two other Wrexham streets – nearby Town Hill, and the A5152, one of the main roads into the town.
Town Hill is in second place with 202 crimes recorded and the A5152 is third with 167  crimes.
In fact Wrexham has seven streets in the top 10, with two in Rhyl and one in Bangor completing the list.
An investigation by the Daily Post analysed street-level crimes logged by the North Wales Force over the last two calendar years.
The investigation looked at eight specific types of offence: anti-social behaviour, burglary, drug crime, robbery, vehicle crime, bicycle theft, shoplifting and violent and sexual offences.
The other seven streets to feature in the top 10 for crimes committed are:
Water Street, Rhyl (156).
Prince Charles Road, Caia Park, Wrexham (149).
Anthony Eden Drive, Caia Park, Wrexham (148).
At or near Rhyl Police Station (143).
Stryt yr Abad, Wrexham (123).
Brick Street, Bangor (116).            
The top crimes streets in each of North Wales’s six counties have also been revealed. 
On Anglesey more crimes were logged on the A5153 on the outskirts of Holyhead (75) than anywhere else on the island.
In Flintshire, High Street, Connah’s Quay, came out on top with 99 crimes logged.
Mostyn Road, Colwyn Bay, came out on top in Conwy with 89 crimes.
Brick Street in Bangor, with 116 crimes, came out top in Gwynedd.
Water Street in Rhyl was top in Denbighshire with 156 crimes logged there.
Brook Street in Wrexham came out top overall with 212 crimes logged there.
Town Hill in Wrexham was the anti-social behaviour hot spot in North Wales with 120 crimes logged.
Gaingc Road in Towyn, Conwy, recorded the most bicycle thefts (eight) and burglaries (also eight).
The most criminal damage and acts of arson (37) took place on Prince Charles Road, Caia Park, Wrexham.  
More drugs crimes (17) were logged at or near Caernarfon police station, Maesincla, than anywhere else in North Wales.
Gibson Street in Wrexham recorded the most robberies (two).
The most shoplifting took place on the A5152 in Wrexham (68).
Glendale Avenue in Queensferry, Flintshire, recorded the most vehicle crime (nine).
There were more violent and sexual offences in Rhodfa Hawkstone, Rhosnesni, Wrexham (98) than anywhere else in North Wales.

Crime falling say North Wales Police

Crime is falling and there are fewer victims of it, say North Wales Police.
Responding to the Daily Post’s detailed analysis of street-level crimes, Superintendent Sacha Hatchett said the Force would “continue to deal firmly with anyone breaking the law”.
Supt Hatchett added: “Crime in North Wales has been falling for a number of years.
“The substantial reduction in reported crime in 2013 of 7.4% is encouraging and it is good to see this on top of reductions in 2012. 
“In terms of people this means 2,919 fewer victims of crime.
“Anti-social behaviour figures show 1,325 fewer victims in the last year and the number of 999 calls received was 80,411, down 2.6% on the previous year which meant fewer people needed our services.”
In areas such as Wrexham’s Brook Street she vowed that steps were being taken to reduce alcohol related crime.
She said: “Some areas in North Wales have a vibrant night-time economy and we do have preventative operations in place to identify individuals who are intoxicated and cause a public nuisance.
“We use the legislation available to ensure they leave places such as Wrexham town centre to prevent them becoming more intoxicated and displaying disorderly behaviour. We want people to enjoy our towns and to feel safe.  
“We work closely with local authorities, community safety partnerships and night time economy businesses, including pubs and clubs, to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and we deal firmly with anyone breaking the law.”
“North Wales Police is continuing to perform strongly and deliver a safer North Wales.”

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