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Crime and Safety in Appleton

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Appleton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is the 43rd safest overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Appleton in 2021 was 9 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 659% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Appleton is the 73rd safest small town, and the 902nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Appleton was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cheshire for other crime, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.29 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Appleton are violence and sexual offences, with 39 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 3.8. This is 26% lower than 2020's figure of 49 offences and a difference of 0.98 from 2020's crime rate of 4.8. Appleton's least common crime is drugs, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 40% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Appleton 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Cheshire

444% lower, regional crime rate

North West

672% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Appleton is 444% lower than the North West and 672% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Appleton Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Appleton 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 Appleton

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021996
2020993
2019877
2018767
2017775
2016773

Crime in Appleton Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Appleton This Year

 AppletonCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour171.6721,87620.51 1128% safer
Burglary70.692,7482.58 274% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111.086,8936.46 498% safer
Drugs50.491,3211.24 153% safer
Other Crime80.791,4011.31 66% safer
Other Theft100.984,6064.32 341% safer
Public Order100.9812,87212.07 1132% safer
Vehicle Crime60.592,1342.00 239% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences393.8339,46437.00 866% safer

Appleton Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Boughton40.481865% safer
Wistaston232.93222% safer
Grappenhall and Thelwall353.64159% safer
Upton-by-Chester384.48110% safer
Birchwood494.7897% safer
Appleton969.43-
Poynton-with-Worth40228.6767% more dangerous
Culcheth and Glazebury33138.7976% more dangerous
Sandbach85040.9577% more dangerous
Alsager53643.8879% more dangerous
Bollington35044.2279% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Appleton

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Recent Crimes in Appleton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near M6Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dood'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near PrisonInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dood'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lyncastle WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near PrisonUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crofton CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Amberleigh CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinney GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Amberleigh CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Grappenhall LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Other crimeOn or near Grappenhall LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Spinney GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Langford WayUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021BurglaryOn or near Hatchery CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Other theftOn or near Lyncastle WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Lyncastle WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Appleton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.41.12.61.7 Getting worse
Burglary1.10.490.200.69 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.390.880.981.1 Getting worse
Drugs0.100.100.290.49 Getting worse
Other Crime0.390.290.390.79 Getting worse
Other Theft0.881.11.30.98 Safer
Public Order0.691.50.690.98 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.591.10.490.59No change
Violence and Sexual Offences2.32.14.83.8 Getting worse

Changes In Appleton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Appleton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Appleton9.43-
Coventry39.9376% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6081% more dangerous
Barnet67.0886% more dangerous
Croydon82.4889% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0390% more dangerous
Bristol90.5290% more dangerous
Leicester111.5992% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0692% more dangerous
Bradford132.2893% more dangerous
Leeds150.9494% more dangerous

Crime in Appleton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Appleton11120Third
Appleton Thorn, Stretton & Walton25940Second
Stockton Heath & Hillcliffe40244First

Crime in Appleton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Appleton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Appleton saw a 500% increase in violence and sexual offences. Appleton saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during June, when it fell by 80% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+200%+100%---+100%+150%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-+200%-+100%---50%--
Other Theft---+200%----+50%-
Public Order---+100%--+200%-75%--
Vehicle Crime--------50%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%+400%+500%-80%+400%---50%--

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Appleton

What police force serves Appleton?
Appleton's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Appleton?
Appleton is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire.

What is Appleton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Appleton are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Appleton?
Appleton's least common crime is drugs.

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