Crime in Cheshire East

Cheshire East is the 34th most dangerous county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Cheshire East 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 Cheshire East's larger towns and cities, Nantwich is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Congleton, and Middlewich comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Cheshire East, starting with Poynton-with-Worth which ranks as the safest area in Cheshire East, followed up by Wistaston in second place, and Bollington in third place.

Crime Map of Cheshire East

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Cheshire East Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour8,68230.82
Bicycle Theft3931.39
Burglary1,1984.25
Criminal Damage and Arson2,3088.19
Drugs4181.48
Other Crime4361.55
Other Theft1,4865.27
Possession of Weapons830.29
Public Order3,66313.00
Robbery1190.42
Shoplifting1,2954.60
Theft From the Person830.29
Vehicle Crime7162.54
Violence and Sexual Offences11,04939.22

Cheshire East's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Cheshire East
Alsager5334489% safer
Bollington3314297% safer
Congleton1,8446919% safer
Knutsford6925356% safer
Middlewich8776233% safer
Nantwich9787018% safer
Poynton-with-Worth44732159% safer
Sandbach1,0305066% safer
Wilmslow1,3795354% safer
Wistaston29137123% safer

Crime Trends in Cheshire East

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34272431Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.71.61.4Safer
Burglary54.854.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110118Safer
Drugs1.91.61.51.5Safer
Other Crime1.51.61.91.6Safer
Other Theft8885Safer
Possession of Weapons0.380.470.470.29Safer
Public Order16161713Safer
Robbery0.320.350.600.42Safer
Shoplifting8884.6Safer
Theft From the Person0.500.670.770.29Safer
Vehicle Crime4.53.752.5Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27364139Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021