Ellesmere Port Crime Overview

Ellesmere Port is the third safest major town in Cheshire, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ellesmere Port in 2020 was 87 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% higher than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ellesmere Port is the 50th most dangerous major town, and the 772nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2020, Ellesmere Port had the worst crime rate in Cheshire for burglary, with 26 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.42 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Ellesmere Port residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.03 per 1,000 residents. Ellesmere Port recorded 22 reports of other crime during November 2018, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst for other crime in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ellesmere Port are violence and sexual offences, with 2,800 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 45. This is 10% higher than 2019's figure of 2,523 offences and a difference of 4.48 from 2019's crime rate of 41. Ellesmere Port's least common crime is theft from the person, with 11 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 273% from 2019's figure of 41 crimes.

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Crime in Ellesmere Port Compared To Cheshire

Summary of Crimes in Ellesmere Port This Year

 Ellesmere PortCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,71327.6827,84026.106% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft480.781,1161.0535% safer
Burglary1672.703,3943.1818% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5378.687,6827.2017% more dangerous
Drugs1091.761,6241.5214% more dangerous
Other Crime1262.041,5201.4330% more dangerous
Other Theft2814.544,7224.432.4% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons240.393230.3023% more dangerous
Public Order91814.8312,45111.6721% more dangerous
Robbery150.243770.3546% safer
Shoplifting2564.144,4104.130.24% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.182200.2117% safer
Vehicle Crime1051.702,3322.1929% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,80045.2437,42735.0922% more dangerous

Ellesmere Port Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Warrington11,27065.2634% safer
Chester6,74876.7014% safer
Ellesmere Port5,39787.20-
Runcorn5,66391.795% more dangerous
Crewe7,12595.068% more dangerous
Widnes6,20796.8810% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ellesmere Port

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Ellesmere Port Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour32292428Safer
Bicycle Theft1.61.50.890.78Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1011119Safer
Other Crime1.
Other Theft6674.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.580.370.39Safer
Public Order16171815Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.450.520.610.24Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.500.550.660.18Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences29344145Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7129% safer
Coventry77.4113% safer
Croydon83.224.8% safer
Sheffield85.811.6% safer
Bristol86.211.1% safer
Ellesmere Port87.20-
Leicester97.4411% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8715% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2819% more dangerous
Bradford133.0234% more dangerous
Leeds137.1036% 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 Road576115Third
Ellesmere Port South20031Seventh
Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore1,478153Second
Great Sutton25150Sixth
Little Sutton East688101Fourth
Little Sutton West26728Eighth
Whitby & Stanney Woods31256Fifth
Wolverham & Stanlow1,250163First

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 BehaviourGreat Sutton (70)Wolverham & Stanlow (425)
Bicycle TheftGreat Sutton (1)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (18)
BurglaryEllesmere Port South (3)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (47)
Criminal Damage and ArsonLittle Sutton West (15)Wolverham & Stanlow (131)
DrugsEllesmere Port South (5)Wolverham & Stanlow (23)
Other CrimeEllesmere Port South (2)Wolverham & Stanlow (36)
Other TheftEllesmere Port South (5)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (83)
Possession of WeaponsEllesmere Port South (1)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (9)
Public OrderEllesmere Port South (32)Wolverham & Stanlow (224)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Little Sutton West (1)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (6)
ShopliftingLittle Sutton East (2)Wolverham & Stanlow (139)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Ellesmere Port South (1)Wolverham & Stanlow (4)
Vehicle CrimeWhitby & Stanney Woods (4)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (38)
Violence and Sexual OffencesLittle Sutton West (139)Ellesmere Port Town & Rossmore (770)

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+11%+84%+43%+37%-4%-7%+11%+7%+72%+30%
Bicycle Theft+400%--33%-86%+100%-57%+300%-33%+300%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+21%-33%-29%+6%+12%-35%-31%-50%-46%-41%
Other Crime+27%-50%-75%+44%+33%+22%+50%-44%-30%-50%
Other Theft-58%-21%-25%-22%-48%-53%-27%-31%-23%-44%
Possession of Weapons-33%----50%+100%+300%---33%
Public Order-40%-38%-1%+13%+3%-22%-6%-16%-1%-34%
Theft From the Person--33%----50%--25%--
Vehicle Crime--58%-69%-10%-48%-36%-18%-43%-17%-44%
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%-24%+24%+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 safest 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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021