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Crime and Safety in Bollington

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Bollington is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 100th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bollington in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 62% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bollington is the 254th safest small town, and the 4,002nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Bollington was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cheshire for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.76 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Bollington residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Bollington recorded 2 reports of other crime during January 2017, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bollington are violence and sexual offences, with 174 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 1.1% higher than 2020's figure of 172 offences and a difference of 0.25 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Bollington's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Bollington 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Cheshire

16% lower, regional crime rate

North West

65% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Bollington is 16% lower than the North West and 65% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Bollington Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Bollington 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 Bollington

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202144350
202044348
201947374
201832255
201736284
201621167

Crime in Bollington Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Bollington This Year

 BollingtonCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9111.5021,87620.51 78% safer
Bicycle Theft40.517150.67 31% safer
Burglary384.802,7482.58 46% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson243.036,8936.46 113% safer
Drugs70.881,3211.24 41% safer
Other Crime30.381,4011.31 245% safer
Other Theft162.024,6064.32 114% safer
Public Order597.4512,87212.07 62% safer
Robbery10.133560.33 154% safer
Shoplifting91.143,3363.13 175% safer
Vehicle Crime151.902,1342.00 5% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17421.9839,46437.00 68% safer

Bollington Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Appleton969.43369% safer
Poynton-with-Worth40228.6754% safer
Culcheth and Glazebury33138.7914% safer
Sandbach85040.958% safer
Alsager53643.880.77% safer
Bollington35044.22-
Neston68044.570.79% more dangerous
Lymm65151.2214% more dangerous
Middlewich76854.3519% more dangerous
Knutsford74356.7422% more dangerous
Frodsham55960.9527% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bollington

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Recent Crimes in Bollington

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Higher LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swanscoe AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Wellington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Redway LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higher LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clarke LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Wellington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Higher LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charter RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Round GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Swanscoe AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nursery RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CedarwayUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hall HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Shrigley RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Clough BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Charter RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Swanscoe AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Endon AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swanscoe AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Bollington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11131812 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.130.130.510.51 Getting worse
Burglary1.12.33.44.8 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3.053.73.0 Safer
Drugs0.380.510.510.88 Getting worse
Other Crime0.880.380.510.38 Safer
Other Theft3.83.52.92.0 Safer
Public Order6967 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.33.32.61.1 Safer
Vehicle Crime0.513.51.81.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14192222 Getting worse

Changes In Bollington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bollington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9311% safer
Bollington44.22-
Birmingham49.6011% more dangerous
Barnet67.0834% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0351% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Bollington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bollington35945First

Crime in Bollington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bollington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Bollington saw a 500% increase in burglary. Bollington saw a large fall in public order during March, when it fell by 83% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+56%+229%+70%+129%-11%+150%-14%+44%+140%+50%
Burglary-50%--+500%-+100%+200%--50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-+33%----71%----
Drugs--+100%-------
Other Theft--33%------67%-67%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-83%+67%-+133%+14%-40%--30%-33%+150%
Shoplifting+100%-80%--50%----80%--80%
Vehicle Crime+200%-67%------67%-50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+117%-8%+18%+44%-27%+69%+91%-15%-62%+8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bollington

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

How dangerous is Bollington?
Bollington is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Bollington?
Bollington's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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