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Crime and Safety in Frodsham

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Frodsham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 60th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Frodsham in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 17% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Frodsham is the 345th most dangerous small town, and the 2,110th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, Frodsham was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cheshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.11 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Frodsham residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for theft from the person, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Frodsham recorded 14 reports of burglary during June 2019, making its crime rate of 1.5 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Frodsham are violence and sexual offences, with 293 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 32% higher than 2020's figure of 199 offences and a difference of 10.25 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Frodsham's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Frodsham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cheshire

16% higher, regional crime rate

North West

19% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Frodsham is 16% higher than the North West and 19% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Frodsham Crime Rate Over Time

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Frodsham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Frodsham 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 Frodsham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202161559
202047435
201958533
201852475
201755505
201637339

Crime in Frodsham Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Frodsham This Year

 FrodshamCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21823.7721,87620.51 14% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.337150.67 103% safer
Burglary192.072,7482.58 25% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson576.226,8936.46 3.9% safer
Drugs70.761,3211.24 63% safer
Other Crime70.761,4011.31 72% safer
Other Theft343.714,6064.32 16% safer
Public Order9910.7912,87212.07 12% safer
Robbery10.113560.33 200% safer
Shoplifting202.183,3363.13 44% safer
Vehicle Crime192.072,1342.00 3.4% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences29331.9539,46437.00 16% safer

Frodsham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bollington35044.2238% safer
Neston68044.5737% safer
Lymm65151.2219% safer
Middlewich76854.3512% safer
Knutsford74356.747% safer
Frodsham55960.95-
Burtonwood and Westbrook69362.021.7% more dangerous
Nantwich1,18784.7528% more dangerous
Northwich2,259102.9641% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Frodsham

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Recent Crimes in Frodsham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Plumpstons LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Tilbey DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near PrincewayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moor LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near QueenswayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Townfield LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Belvedere CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waterloo LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Hayes CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waterloo LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Millbank CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Main StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near RiversdaleUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Ashton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near RiversdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sutton CausewayUnable to prosecute suspect

Frodsham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12202424 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.33-0.220.33 Safer
Burglary4.13.53.42.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.8766 Safer
Drugs1.10.760.980.76 Safer
Other Crime0.980.441.10.76 Safer
Other Theft3.84.83.03.7 Safer
Public Order812911 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.220.110.11 Safer
Shoplifting4.02.10.552.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.82.51.22.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20232232 Getting worse

Changes In Frodsham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Frodsham's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Saltworks Farm Playing Fields3-3-101.2

Comparing Frodsham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9353% safer
Birmingham49.6023% safer
Frodsham60.95-
Barnet67.089% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0332% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Frodsham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Frodsham55961First

Crime in Frodsham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Frodsham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Frodsham saw a 300% increase in other theft. Frodsham saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 93% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-28%-11%+213%+46%+18%+18%+144%+31%-5%-10%
Burglary-33%-50%--93%-33%---+200%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+25%-80%-40%+100%-43%+67%+100%-43%-50%+40%
Drugs----------
Other Crime---50%-------
Other Theft+33%-+50%-+300%-80%-50%-75%-83%-
Public Order-31%-67%-25%+50%+17%-58%-25%-27%+75%-73%
Shoplifting-------50%---
Theft From the Person----+100%-----
Vehicle Crime--------+200%-80%
Violence and Sexual Offences-41%-71%-47%+6%+31%+15%--33%-29%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Frodsham

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

How dangerous is Frodsham?
Frodsham is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Frodsham?
Frodsham's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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