Burtonwood and Westbrook Crime Overview

Burtonwood and Westbrook is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is the 130th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burtonwood and Westbrook in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 98% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burtonwood and Westbrook is the 197th safest small town, and the 5,019th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Burtonwood and Westbrook was the worst small town in Cheshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Burtonwood and Westbrook residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.45 per 1,000 residents. Burtonwood and Westbrook recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during December 2019, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for theft from the person in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Burtonwood and Westbrook are violence and sexual offences, with 190 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 3.2% lower than 2019's figure of 196 offences and a difference of 0.54 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Burtonwood and Westbrook'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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Crime in Burtonwood and Westbrook Compared To Cheshire

Summary of Crimes in Burtonwood and Westbrook This Year

 Burtonwood and WestbrookCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11610.3827,84026.10151% safer
Bicycle Theft151.341,1161.0522% more dangerous
Burglary191.703,3943.1887% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson524.657,6827.2055% safer
Drugs50.451,6241.52238% safer
Other Crime110.981,5201.4346% safer
Other Theft292.604,7224.4370% safer
Possession of Weapons10.093230.30233% safer
Public Order484.3012,45111.67171% safer
Robbery10.093770.35289% safer
Shoplifting151.344,4104.13208% safer
Theft From the Person10.092200.21133% safer
Vehicle Crime242.152,3322.191.9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19017.0037,42735.09106% safer

Burtonwood and Westbrook Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Penketh15218.6797% safer
Wistaston14718.7296% safer
Upton-by-Chester20323.9654% safer
Poulton-with-Fearnhead55433.0411% safer
Poynton-with-Worth48034.237% safer
Burtonwood and Westbrook41136.78-
Bollington34843.9716% more dangerous
Birchwood46445.2219% more dangerous
Neston69945.8120% more dangerous
Culcheth and Glazebury39846.6421% more dangerous
Lymm59346.6621% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burtonwood and Westbrook

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Burtonwood and Westbrook Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20111110Safer
Bicycle Theft0.890.451.31.3Getting worse
Burglary3.33.12.51.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.164.6Safer
Drugs0.090.721.10.45Safer
Other Crime0.720.450.360.98Getting worse
Other Theft3.44.73.82.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.270.090.180.09Safer
Public Order8864.3Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.09-0.09No change
Shoplifting2.31.81.11.3Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.180.450.270.09Safer
Vehicle Crime3.74.752.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15171817Getting worse

Changes In Burtonwood and Westbrook's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Burtonwood and Westbrook to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Burtonwood and Westbrook36.78-
Barnet67.7146% more dangerous
Coventry77.4152% more dangerous
Croydon83.2256% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8157% more dangerous
Bristol86.2157% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2866% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Burtonwood and Westbrook's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Callands & Old Hall58252First

Crime in Burtonwood and Westbrook During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Burtonwood and Westbrook change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Burtonwood and Westbrook saw a 400% increase in bicycle theft. Burtonwood and Westbrook saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 89% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-75%+82%+92%+160%-31%-50%+100%+22%+17%+100%
Bicycle Theft---50%---+100%-33%+400%-
Burglary+300%-50%---+100%-40%-50%-67%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-44%+300%+14%+25%--75%-67%-85%-44%-50%
Drugs----------
Other Crime-----50%-----
Other Theft--50%-50%--50%-67%--50%-80%+300%
Public Order-57%-82%+80%+40%-29%-25%--78%+75%-33%
Shoplifting+100%--+100%-50%---33%+300%-
Vehicle Crime-67%-89%-75%--80%----71%+150%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-47%-6%-38%+33%+35%+43%-22%+20%-11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Burtonwood and Westbrook

What police force serves Burtonwood and Westbrook?
Burtonwood and Westbrook's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Burtonwood and Westbrook?
Burtonwood and Westbrook is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire.
What is Burtonwood and Westbrook's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Burtonwood and Westbrook are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Burtonwood and Westbrook?
Burtonwood and Westbrook's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021