Alsager Crime Overview

Alsager is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 88th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Alsager in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 51% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Alsager is the 380th safest small town, and the 3,257th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Alsager was the worst small town in Cheshire for vehicle crime, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2019 was also a bad month for Alsager residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Alsager recorded 14 reports of burglary during April 2019, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst small town for burglary in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Alsager are violence and sexual offences, with 320 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 1.2% lower than 2019's figure of 324 offences and a difference of 0.32 from 2019's crime rate of 27. Alsager's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Alsager Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Alsager This Year

 AlsagerCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour25721.0427,84026.1024% safer
Bicycle Theft40.331,1161.05218% safer
Burglary241.963,3943.1862% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson594.837,6827.2049% safer
Drugs40.331,6241.52361% safer
Other Crime80.651,5201.43120% safer
Other Theft302.464,7224.4380% safer
Public Order988.0212,45111.6746% safer
Robbery10.083770.35338% safer
Shoplifting252.054,4104.13101% safer
Theft From the Person20.162200.2131% safer
Vehicle Crime141.152,3322.1990% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32026.2037,42735.0934% safer

Alsager Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Birchwood46445.227% safer
Neston69945.815% safer
Culcheth and Glazebury39846.643.4% safer
Lymm59346.663.3% safer
Frodsham43547.431.7% safer
Alsager58948.22-
Sandbach1,12754.3011% more dangerous
Knutsford75357.5016% more dangerous
Middlewich95167.3028% more dangerous
Nantwich1,06876.2537% more dangerous
Northwich2,237101.9653% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Alsager

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Recent Crimes in Alsager

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sandside RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Windsor DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Windsor DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Windsor DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Moss WayUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Dickinson WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dickinson WayUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dickinson WayUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dickinson WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dickinson WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Cross StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hall DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Percy James CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Percy James CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Percy James CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Alsager Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19181621Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.490.740.33Safer
Burglary1.62.062.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.5764.8Safer
Drugs1.20.900.650.33Safer
Other Crime0.821.10.820.65Safer
Other Theft3.23.93.22.5Safer
Public Order81098Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.160.250.330.08Safer
Shoplifting63.43.12.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.330.080.490.16Safer
Vehicle Crime1.61.43.01.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14222726Getting worse

Changes In Alsager's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Alsager to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Alsager48.22-
Barnet67.7129% more dangerous
Coventry77.4138% more dangerous
Croydon83.2242% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8144% more dangerous
Bristol86.2144% more dangerous
Leicester97.4451% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8753% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2855% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Alsager's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alsager East33651First
Alsager West25345Second

Crime in Alsager During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Alsager change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Alsager saw a 300% increase in other theft. Alsager saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 93% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-30%+43%+113%+120%+33%+31%-61%+45%+73%+243%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-54%-93%-89%-67%--80%-+100%-43%-83%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%--71%-25%+25%+100%+67%+33%-75%-
Other Crime-----+200%--50%--
Other Theft--75%+50%-50%---40%+300%+33%+150%
Public Order-58%--18%+100%+80%-7%+67%-22%-25%+50%
Shoplifting-80%--67%-+200%-+100%-50%--
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-80%---50%--+100%---
Violence and Sexual Offences-32%+10%-27%-36%-7%-9%+17%-+55%-12%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Alsager

What police force serves Alsager?
Alsager's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Alsager?
Alsager is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire.
What is Alsager's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Alsager are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Alsager?
Alsager's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021