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Crime and Safety in Alsager

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Alsager is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 101st most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Alsager in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 63% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Alsager is the 248th safest small town, and the 4,041st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Alsager was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cheshire for theft from the person, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Alsager residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Alsager recorded 14 reports of burglary during April 2019, making its crime rate of 1.2 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Alsager are violence and sexual offences, with 307 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 4.2% lower than 2020's figure of 320 offences and a difference of 1.07 from 2020's crime rate of 26. Alsager's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Alsager 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Cheshire

17% lower, regional crime rate

North West

66% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Alsager is 17% lower than the North West and 66% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Alsager Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Alsager represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Alsager

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202144536
202048589
201960727
201852632
201742517
201627334

Crime in Alsager Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Alsager This Year

 AlsagerCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26321.5321,87620.51 4.7% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.337150.67 103% safer
Burglary90.742,7482.58 249% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson494.016,8936.46 61% safer
Drugs30.251,3211.24 396% safer
Other Crime100.821,4011.31 60% safer
Other Theft231.884,6064.32 130% safer
Public Order998.1012,87212.07 49% safer
Robbery10.083560.33 312% safer
Shoplifting120.983,3363.13 219% safer
Theft From the Person10.082240.21 162% safer
Vehicle Crime181.472,1342.00 36% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30725.1339,46437.00 47% safer

Alsager Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Birchwood494.78818% safer
Appleton969.43365% safer
Poynton-with-Worth40228.6753% safer
Culcheth and Glazebury33138.7913% safer
Sandbach85040.957% safer
Alsager53643.88-
Bollington35044.220.77% more dangerous
Neston68044.571.5% more dangerous
Lymm65151.2214% more dangerous
Middlewich76854.3519% more dangerous
Knutsford74356.7423% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Alsager

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Recent Crimes in Alsager

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windsor DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windsor DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windsor DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other crimeOn or near Windsor DriveFurther investigation is not in the public interest
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thomas CloseFurther action is not in the public interest
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wesley AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Cedar AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sandside RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashmore'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Moss FieldsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Ashmead MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harpur CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wesley AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maple AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sandside RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other theftOn or near St Andrews GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wesley AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Public orderOn or near Lake ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect

Alsager Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18162122 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.490.740.330.33 Safer
Burglary2.062.00.74 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson764.84.0 Safer
Drugs0.900.650.330.25 Safer
Other Crime1.10.820.650.82 Safer
Other Theft3.93.22.51.9 Safer
Public Order10988 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.330.080.08 Safer
Shoplifting3.43.12.00.98 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.490.160.08 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.43.01.21.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22272625 Getting worse

Changes In Alsager's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Alsager to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9310% safer
Alsager43.88-
Birmingham49.6012% more dangerous
Barnet67.0835% more dangerous
Croydon82.4847% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0351% more dangerous
Bristol90.5252% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Alsager's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alsager East29345First
Alsager West24343Second

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).

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