Bollington Crime Overview

Bollington is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is the 104th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bollington in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 65% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bollington is the 306th safest small town, and the 3,765th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Bollington was the worst small town 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 small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Bollington are violence and sexual offences, with 172 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 153 offences and a difference of 2.40 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Bollington's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Bollington This Year

 BollingtonCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14518.3227,84026.1042% safer
Bicycle Theft40.511,1161.05106% safer
Burglary273.413,3943.187% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson293.667,6827.2097% safer
Drugs40.511,6241.52198% safer
Other Crime40.511,5201.43180% safer
Other Theft232.914,7224.4352% safer
Possession of Weapons10.133230.30131% safer
Public Order496.1912,45111.6789% safer
Shoplifting212.654,4104.1356% safer
Vehicle Crime141.772,3322.1924% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17221.7337,42735.0961% safer

Crime in Bollington Compared To Cheshire

Bollington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wistaston14718.72135% safer
Upton-by-Chester20323.9684% safer
Poulton-with-Fearnhead55433.0433% safer
Poynton-with-Worth48034.2328% safer
Burtonwood and Westbrook41136.7820% safer
Bollington34843.97-
Birchwood46445.222.8% more dangerous
Neston69945.814.0% more dangerous
Culcheth and Glazebury39846.646% more dangerous
Lymm59346.666% more dangerous
Frodsham43547.437% more dangerous

Bollington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13111318Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.630.130.130.51Getting worse
Burglary3.31.12.33.4Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.63.053.7Safer
Drugs0.880.380.510.51Safer
Other Crime0.250.880.380.51Getting worse
Other Theft3.53.83.52.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.250.250.13Safer
Public Order5696Safer
Shoplifting1.31.33.32.6Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.80.513.51.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14141922Getting worse

Changes In Bollington's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Bollington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bollington43.97-
Barnet67.7135% more dangerous
Coventry77.4143% more dangerous
Croydon83.2247% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8149% more dangerous
Bristol86.2149% more dangerous
Leicester97.4455% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8757% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2859% more dangerous
Bradford133.0267% more dangerous
Leeds137.1068% more dangerous

Crime in Bollington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bollington35645First

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 safest 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021