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Crime and Safety in Burtonwood and Westbrook

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Burtonwood and Westbrook is the third most dangerous small town in Cheshire, and is the 57th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Burtonwood and Westbrook in 2021 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Burtonwood and Westbrook is the 325th most dangerous small town, and the 2,020th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Burtonwood and Westbrook was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cheshire for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.45 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Burtonwood and Westbrook residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for shoplifting, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.72 per 1,000 residents. Burtonwood and Westbrook recorded 7 reports of vehicle crime during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.63 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Burtonwood and Westbrook are violence and sexual offences, with 273 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 254 offences and a difference of 1.70 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Burtonwood and Westbrook's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Burtonwood and Westbrook 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cheshire

17% higher, regional crime rate

North West

17% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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

Burtonwood and Westbrook Crime Rate Over Time

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Burtonwood and Westbrook Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Burtonwood and Westbrook 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 Burtonwood and Westbrook

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202162693
202055612
201972807
201878871
201781900
201657634

Crime in Burtonwood and Westbrook Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Burtonwood and Westbrook This Year

 Burtonwood and WestbrookCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17916.0221,87620.51 28% safer
Bicycle Theft151.347150.67 50% more dangerous
Burglary262.332,7482.58 11% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson524.656,8936.46 39% safer
Drugs80.721,3211.24 72% safer
Other Crime80.721,4011.31 82% safer
Other Theft655.824,6064.32 26% more dangerous
Public Order1039.2212,87212.07 31% safer
Robbery40.363560.33 8% more dangerous
Shoplifting766.803,3363.13 54% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.182240.21 17% safer
Vehicle Crime615.462,1342.00 63% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences27324.4339,46437.00 51% safer

Burtonwood and Westbrook Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Neston68044.5739% safer
Lymm65151.2221% safer
Middlewich76854.3514% safer
Knutsford74356.749% safer
Frodsham55960.951.8% safer
Burtonwood and Westbrook69362.02-
Nantwich1,18784.7527% more dangerous
Northwich2,259102.9640% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Burtonwood and Westbrook

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Recent Crimes in Burtonwood and Westbrook

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pendine CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beecroft CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fir Tree LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Penkford LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lydbury CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dovecote GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Forshaw'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Beecroft CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Charon WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Melrose AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bradley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The BramblesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bradley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Acton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Delta CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lydbury CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Herbert StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Burtonwood and Westbrook Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16151716 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.982.21.61.3 Safer
Burglary4.13.52.32.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5764.6 Safer
Drugs0.891.50.630.72 Safer
Other Crime0.810.721.20.72 Safer
Other Theft141156 Safer
Public Order12969 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.090.270.36 Getting worse
Shoplifting1194.67 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.890.450.180.18 Safer
Vehicle Crime673.25 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences22202324 Getting 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
Coventry39.9355% safer
Birmingham49.6025% safer
Burtonwood and Westbrook62.02-
Barnet67.088% more dangerous
Croydon82.4825% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0331% more dangerous
Bristol90.5231% more dangerous
Leicester111.5944% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Bradford132.2853% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Burtonwood and Westbrook's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Callands & Old Hall55149First

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 July, when Burtonwood and Westbrook saw a 1,200% increase in criminal damage and arson. Burtonwood and Westbrook saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 93% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%+88%+108%+33%+20%-13%+180%+69%-8%+100%
Bicycle Theft---50%+100%-75%-+200%-60%+400%-
Burglary+800%----50%-50%-50%-50%-67%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-30%+400%+13%-+1,200%-75%-80%-86%-22%-67%
Drugs----------
Other Crime-----33%+200%+100%---
Other Theft-83%-64%-67%-79%-80%-+20%-58%-74%+67%
Public Order-22%-76%+50%--30%+25%+33%-75%+57%+20%
Shoplifting+33%--86%--75%-67%-40%-82%-43%-75%
Vehicle Crime-50%-91%-75%-60%-50%-93%--14%-78%+75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-10%-40%+11%-18%+100%+44%+67%-14%+63%+4%

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 the third most dangerous small town 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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