Grappenhall and Thelwall Crime Overview

Grappenhall and Thelwall is the second safest small town in Cheshire, and is the 64th safest overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Grappenhall and Thelwall in 2020 was 17 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 321% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Grappenhall and Thelwall is the 24th safest small town, and the 2,130th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2017, Grappenhall and Thelwall was the worst small town in Cheshire for other crime, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Grappenhall and Thelwall are violence and sexual offences, with 84 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 9. This is 33% higher than 2019's figure of 56 offences and a difference of 2.91 from 2019's crime rate of 6. Grappenhall and Thelwall's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

Compare Grappenhall and Thelwall to other towns and cities

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Crime in Grappenhall and Thelwall Compared To Cheshire

Summary of Crimes in Grappenhall and Thelwall This Year

 Grappenhall and ThelwallCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9910.3027,84026.10153% safer
Bicycle Theft20.211,1161.05400% safer
Burglary121.253,3943.18154% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson131.357,6827.20433% safer
Drugs10.101,6241.521420% safer
Other Crime30.311,5201.43361% safer
Other Theft111.144,7224.43289% safer
Public Order272.8112,45111.67315% safer
Vehicle Crime131.352,3322.1962% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences848.7437,42735.09301% safer

Grappenhall and Thelwall Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Boughton11013.1232% safer
Grappenhall and Thelwall16617.27-
Appleton18918.577% more dangerous
Penketh15218.677% more dangerous
Wistaston14718.728% more dangerous
Upton-by-Chester20323.9628% more dangerous
Poulton-with-Fearnhead55433.0448% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Grappenhall and Thelwall

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Grappenhall and Thelwall Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour115610Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.21-0.310.21Safer
Burglary2.11.82.51.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.61.01.71.4Safer
Drugs0.210.310.210.10Safer
Other Crime0.620.100.310.31Safer
Other Theft1.51.70.831.1Safer
Public Order3.42.52.22.8Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.30.941.51.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences5569Getting 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 2020.

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 Thelwall17.27-
Barnet67.7174% more dangerous
Coventry77.4178% more dangerous
Croydon83.2279% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8180% more dangerous
Bristol86.2180% more dangerous
Leicester97.4482% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8783% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2884% more dangerous
Bradford133.0287% more dangerous
Leeds137.1087% more dangerous

Crime in Grappenhall and Thelwall's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Grappenhall22329First

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 April, when Grappenhall and Thelwall saw a 800% increase in anti-social behaviour. Grappenhall and Thelwall saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 67% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+800%+150%+700%+100%+57%+14%+125%-20%+300%
Burglary---50%---50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson----67%--50%-67%---
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft--------67%--
Public Order-25%-50%---+400%+300%-50%+300%-50%
Vehicle Crime-------+200%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+33%+60%+350%+367%+60%+125%+83%-33%-67%-33%

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 the second safest small town 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021