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Cheshire Crime Statistics

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Cheshire is the 29th most dangerous county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Cheshire in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 37 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Cheshire's larger towns and cities, Northwich is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Crewe, and Winsford comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Cheshire, starting with Grappenhall and Thelwall which ranks as the safest area in Cheshire, followed up by Poynton-with-Worth in second place, and Appleton in third place.

Cheshire Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Cheshire 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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Cheshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour21,87620.51
Bicycle Theft7150.67
Burglary2,7482.58
Criminal Damage and Arson6,8936.46
Drugs1,3211.24
Other Crime1,4011.31
Other Theft4,6064.32
Possession of Weapons3000.28
Public Order12,87212.07
Robbery3560.33
Shoplifting3,3363.13
Theft From the Person2240.21
Vehicle Crime2,1342.00
Violence and Sexual Offences39,46637.00

Cheshire's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cheshire
Alsager53644 63% safer
Appleton31030 135% safer
Birchwood87785 16% more dangerous
Bollington35945 58% safer
Burtonwood and Westbrook69362 15% safer
Chester7,56786 17% more dangerous
Congleton1,55258 23% safer
Crewe7,36498 27% more dangerous
Culcheth and Glazebury33139 85% safer
Ellesmere Port5,72192 23% more dangerous
Frodsham55961 17% safer
Grappenhall and Thelwall21923 214% safer
Great Boughton26632 126% safer
Great Sankey1,33144 64% safer
Knutsford74357 26% safer
Lymm65151 40% safer
Macclesfield4,73285 16% more dangerous
Middlewich76854 32% safer
Nantwich1,18785 16% more dangerous
Neston68045 61% safer
Northwich2,259103 30% more dangerous
Penketh26633 119% safer
Poulton-with-Fearnhead98359 22% safer
Poynton-with-Worth40229 150% safer
Runcorn5,75593 23% more dangerous
Sandbach85041 75% safer
Upton-by-Chester40147 51% safer
Warrington13,22277 6% more dangerous
Widnes5,46385 16% more dangerous
Wilmslow1,42855 29% safer
Winsford3,06597 26% more dangerous
Wistaston29638 90% safer

Crime Trends in Cheshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22202621 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.41.21.00.67 Safer
Burglary3.93.83.22.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8976 Safer
Drugs1.71.61.51.2 Safer
Other Crime1.41.51.41.3 Safer
Other Theft664.44.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.450.420.300.28 Safer
Public Order14131212 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.330.450.350.33 Safer
Shoplifting664.23.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.620.210.21 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.03.32.22.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29333537 Getting worse
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