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Crime and Safety in Grappenhall and Thelwall

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Grappenhall and Thelwall is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Grappenhall and Thelwall in 2021 was 3.6 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1867% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Grappenhall and Thelwall is the 48th safest small town, and the 275th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Grappenhall and Thelwall are violence and sexual offences, with 13 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.4. This is 69% lower than 2020's figure of 22 offences and a difference of 0.94 from 2020's crime rate of 2.3. Grappenhall and Thelwall's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Grappenhall and Thelwall 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Cheshire

1310% lower, regional crime rate

North West

1901% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Grappenhall and Thelwall is 1310% lower than the North West and 1901% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Grappenhall and Thelwall Crime Rate Over Time

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Grappenhall and Thelwall Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Grappenhall and Thelwall 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 Grappenhall and Thelwall

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20213.635
2020654
20194.947
20183.433
20174.240
20163.029

Crime in Grappenhall and Thelwall Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Grappenhall and Thelwall This Year

 Grappenhall and ThelwallCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour191.9821,87620.51 936% safer
Burglary50.522,7482.58 396% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson30.316,8936.46 1984% safer
Drugs10.101,3211.24 1140% safer
Other Theft10.104,6064.32 4220% safer
Public Order50.5212,87212.07 2221% safer
Shoplifting10.103,3363.13 3030% safer
Theft From the Person10.102240.21 110% safer
Vehicle Crime50.522,1342.00 285% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences131.3539,46437.00 2641% safer

Grappenhall and Thelwall Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Poulton-with-Fearnhead40.241417% safer
Penketh30.37884% safer
Great Boughton40.48658% safer
Wistaston232.9324% safer
Grappenhall and Thelwall353.64-
Upton-by-Chester384.4819% more dangerous
Birchwood494.7824% more dangerous
Appleton969.4361% more dangerous
Poynton-with-Worth40228.6787% more dangerous
Culcheth and Glazebury33138.7991% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Grappenhall and Thelwall

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Recent Crimes in Grappenhall and Thelwall

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Keeper'S RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceOffender given a caution
January 2022BurglaryOn or near Cartridge LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Public orderOn or near Keeper'S RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Warrington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cliff LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Lymm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cartridge LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Knutsford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Theft from the personOn or near Australia LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Other theftOn or near Stansfield DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Public orderOn or near Park/Open SpaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
September 2021Public orderOn or near Warrington RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Grappenhall and Thelwall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.71.63.22.0 Getting worse
Burglary1.00.520.520.52 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.420.830.520.31 Safer
Other Theft0.620.210.210.10 Safer
Public Order0.521.01.00.52 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.10-0.10No change
Vehicle Crime0.310.420.830.52No change
Violence and Sexual Offences0.421.62.31.4 Getting worse

Changes In Grappenhall and Thelwall's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Grappenhall and Thelwall's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Elizabeth Park2-1-200.86

Comparing Grappenhall and Thelwall to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Grappenhall and Thelwall3.64-
Coventry39.9391% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6093% more dangerous
Barnet67.0895% more dangerous
Croydon82.4896% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0396% more dangerous
Bristol90.5296% more dangerous
Leicester111.5997% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0697% more dangerous
Bradford132.2897% more dangerous
Leeds150.9498% more dangerous

Crime in Grappenhall and Thelwall's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Grappenhall17823First

Crime in Grappenhall and Thelwall During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Grappenhall and Thelwall change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Grappenhall and Thelwall saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Grappenhall and Thelwall saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during October, when it fell by 75% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+200%+900%--50%+20%-67%---
Burglary----------
Other Crime----------
Public Order-25%---------
Violence and Sexual Offences------+33%-75%--

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Grappenhall and Thelwall

What police force serves Grappenhall and Thelwall?
Grappenhall and Thelwall's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Grappenhall and Thelwall?
Grappenhall and Thelwall is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cheshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Grappenhall and Thelwall?
Grappenhall and Thelwall's least common crime is drugs.

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