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Crime and Safety in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

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Ellesmere Port is the third most dangerous major town in Cheshire, and is the 25th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 321 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ellesmere Port in 2021 was 92 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ellesmere Port is the 48th most dangerous major town, and the 753rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Ellesmere Port had the worst crime rate in Cheshire for other crime, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Ellesmere Port residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.06 per 1,000 residents. Ellesmere Port recorded 8 reports of bicycle theft during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst for bicycle theft in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ellesmere Port are violence and sexual offences, with 3,019 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 7% higher than 2020's figure of 2,799 offences and a difference of 3.56 from 2020's crime rate of 45. Ellesmere Port's least common crime is theft from the person, with 10 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 10% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.

Ellesmere Port 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Major Towns, Cheshire

44% higher, regional crime rate

North West

17% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ellesmere Port is 44% higher than the North West and 17% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ellesmere Port Crime Rate Over Time

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Ellesmere Port Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Ellesmere Port represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Ellesmere Port

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021925,693
2020875,394
2019975,993
2018925,685
2017845,229
2016684,224

Crime in Ellesmere Port Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ellesmere Port This Year

 Ellesmere PortCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,52524.6421,87620.51 17% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft490.797150.67 15% more dangerous
Burglary1432.312,7482.58 12% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5929.566,8936.46 32% more dangerous
Drugs911.471,3211.24 16% more dangerous
Other Crime1352.181,4011.31 40% more dangerous
Other Theft3425.534,6064.32 22% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons290.473000.28 40% more dangerous
Public Order97115.6912,87212.07 23% more dangerous
Robbery230.373560.33 11% more dangerous
Shoplifting1742.813,3363.13 11% safer
Theft From the Person100.162240.21 31% safer
Vehicle Crime1151.862,1342.00 8% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3,01948.7839,46637.00 24% more dangerous

Ellesmere Port Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warrington11,49066.5438% safer
Widnes5,17180.7114% safer
Chester7,56786.017% safer
Ellesmere Port5,69391.98-
Runcorn5,75493.271.4% more dangerous
Crewe7,22796.434.6% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ellesmere Port

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Recent Crimes in Ellesmere Port

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Grafton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clover BirchesUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Plantation DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Conway CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Knowle CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elm GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dunkirk LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Milton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Alvanley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Compton PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old Chester RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Rossfield RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fleet StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Orkney CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Abbots MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Norley AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Forge RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coliseum WayUnable to prosecute suspect

Ellesmere Port Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour29242825 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.50.890.780.79 Safer
Burglary4.03.62.72.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1111910 Safer
Drugs2.01.61.81.5 Safer
Other Crime2.42.22.02.2 Getting worse
Other Theft674.56 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.370.390.47 Getting worse
Public Order17181516 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.520.610.240.37 Safer
Shoplifting984.12.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.550.660.180.16 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.22.91.71.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34414549 Getting worse

Changes In Ellesmere Port's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Ellesmere Port's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Ellesmere Port that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Luton Road Playing Fields1-1--00.47

Comparing Ellesmere Port to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0837% safer
Croydon82.4812% safer
Sheffield90.052.1% safer
Bristol90.521.6% safer
Ellesmere Port91.98-
Coventry102.2410% more dangerous
Leicester111.5918% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0625% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6429% more dangerous
Bradford132.2830% more dangerous
Leeds150.9439% more dangerous

Crime in Ellesmere Port's Neighbourhoods

Wolverham & Stanlow is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Ellesmere Port, followed by Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore in second place, and Ellesmere Port Pooltown Road as the third most dangerous area. Ellesmere Port's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Ellesmere Port South, Great Sutton, and Little Sutton West.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ellesmere Port Pooltown Road591118Third
Ellesmere Port South18829Eighth
Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore1,533158Second
Great Sutton26352Sixth
Little Sutton East785115Fourth
Little Sutton West29431Seventh
Whitby & Stanney Woods31857Fifth
Wolverham & Stanlow1,350176First

Ellesmere Port Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Ellesmere Port for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourLittle Sutton West (75)Wolverham & Stanlow (443)
Bicycle TheftGreat Sutton (1)Ellesmere Port Pooltown Road (10)
BurglaryEllesmere Port South (4)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (38)
Criminal Damage and ArsonLittle Sutton West (19)Wolverham & Stanlow (145)
DrugsGreat Sutton (1)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (30)
Other CrimeEllesmere Port South (2)Wolverham & Stanlow (28)
Other TheftLittle Sutton West (13)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (104)
Possession of WeaponsWhitby & Stanney Woods (3)Little Sutton East (7)
Public OrderEllesmere Port South (33)Wolverham & Stanlow (238)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Whitby & Stanney Woods (1)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (9)
ShopliftingLittle Sutton East (2)Wolverham & Stanlow (83)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Ellesmere Port Pooltown Road (1)Wolverham & Stanlow (5)
Vehicle CrimeLittle Sutton West (7)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (34)
Violence and Sexual OffencesEllesmere Port South (98)Wolverham & Stanlow (687)

Crime in Ellesmere Port During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ellesmere Port change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Ellesmere Port saw a 1,000% increase in drugs. Ellesmere Port saw a large fall in bicycle theft during June, when it fell by 86% compared to June in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Ellesmere Port's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+10%+83%+42%+36%-3%-6%+11%+7%+74%+30%
Bicycle Theft+400%--33%-86%+100%-57%+300%-33%+300%-
Burglary-18%-33%-63%-43%-42%+86%-64%-74%+50%-29%
Criminal Damage and Arson+21%-31%-29%+6%+12%-35%-31%-50%-46%-41%
Drugs+20%-33%+40%+183%-63%--14%-13%-25%+1,000%
Other Crime+27%-50%-75%+44%+33%+38%+50%-44%-30%-50%
Other Theft-58%-21%-25%-22%-48%-53%-32%-34%-23%-44%
Possession of Weapons-33%----50%+100%+300%---33%
Public Order-40%-38%-1%+13%+3%-22%-6%-16%-1%-34%
Robbery-----25%-83%-60%-75%--75%
Shoplifting-18%-74%-85%-62%-41%-59%-61%-51%-34%-46%
Theft From the Person--33%----50%--25%--
Vehicle Crime--58%-69%-10%-48%-36%-18%-43%-17%-44%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%-24%+25%+28%+29%-17%+14%-2%+40%+4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ellesmere Port

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

How dangerous is Ellesmere Port?
Ellesmere Port is the third most dangerous major town in Cheshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Ellesmere Port?
Ellesmere Port's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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