Frodsham Crime Overview

Frodsham is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 90th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Frodsham in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 53% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Frodsham is the 364th safest small town, and the 3,336th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Frodsham was the worst small town in Cheshire for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2019 was also a bad month for Frodsham residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, 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 small town for burglary in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Frodsham are violence and sexual offences, with 199 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 213 offences and a difference of 1.53 from 2019's crime rate of 23. Frodsham's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Frodsham Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Frodsham This Year

 FrodshamCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22023.9927,84026.109% safer
Bicycle Theft20.221,1161.05377% safer
Burglary313.383,3943.186% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson535.787,6827.2025% safer
Drugs90.981,6241.5255% safer
Other Crime101.091,5201.4331% safer
Other Theft283.054,7224.4345% safer
Public Order849.1612,45111.6727% safer
Robbery10.113770.35218% safer
Shoplifting50.554,4104.13651% safer
Theft From the Person20.222200.214.5% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime111.202,3322.1982% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19921.7037,42735.0962% safer

Frodsham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bollington34843.978% safer
Birchwood46445.224.9% safer
Neston69945.813.5% safer
Culcheth and Glazebury39846.641.7% safer
Lymm59346.661.7% safer
Frodsham43547.43-
Alsager58948.221.6% more dangerous
Sandbach1,12754.3013% more dangerous
Knutsford75357.5018% more dangerous
Middlewich95167.3030% more dangerous
Nantwich1,06876.2538% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Frodsham

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Recent Crimes in Frodsham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Sandfield CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hayes CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Hilda'S DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Parking AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near RiversdaleInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RiversdaleUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RiversdaleUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Millbank CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Millbank CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Millbank CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Millbank CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other crimeOn or near Rosewood AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keswick DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keswick DriveUnable to prosecute suspect

Frodsham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19122024Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.550.33-0.22Safer
Burglary4.64.13.53.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson74.876Safer
Drugs0.651.10.760.98Getting worse
Other Crime0.980.980.441.1Getting worse
Other Theft4.93.84.83.0Safer
Public Order108129Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.220.440.220.11Safer
Shoplifting4.24.02.10.55Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.11-0.650.22Safer
Vehicle Crime3.33.82.51.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19202322Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Frodsham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Frodsham47.43-
Barnet67.7130% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2243% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2145% more dangerous
Leicester97.4451% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Frodsham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Frodsham43547First

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 10 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).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021