Great Boughton Crime Overview

Great Boughton is the safest small town in Cheshire, and is the 41st safest overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Boughton in 2020 was 13 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 454% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Boughton is among the top 10 safest small towns, and the 1,395th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2018, Great Boughton was the worst small town in Cheshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Great Boughton are violence and sexual offences, with 52 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 6. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 43 offences and a difference of 1.07 from 2019's crime rate of 5. Great Boughton's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Great Boughton Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Great Boughton This Year

 Great BoughtonCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour344.0627,84026.10543% safer
Burglary60.723,3943.18342% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91.077,6827.20573% safer
Drugs10.121,6241.521167% safer
Other Theft121.434,7224.43210% safer
Possession of Weapons10.123230.30150% safer
Public Order131.5512,45111.67653% safer
Robbery10.123770.35192% safer
Shoplifting91.074,4104.13286% safer
Theft From the Person20.242200.2112% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime40.482,3322.19356% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences526.2037,42735.09466% safer

Great Boughton Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Boughton11013.12-
Grappenhall and Thelwall16617.2724% more dangerous
Appleton18918.5729% more dangerous
Penketh15218.6730% more dangerous
Wistaston14718.7230% more dangerous
Upton-by-Chester20323.9645% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Boughton

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Recent Crimes in Great Boughton

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Other theftOn or near Bachelor'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heather CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Shed LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thackeray DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thackeray DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thackeray DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Other theftOn or near Cawdor DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heather CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heather CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heather CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heather CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Barkhill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The HolkhamUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021ShopliftingOn or near Shaftesbury AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shaftesbury AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shaftesbury AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Makepeace CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Makepeace CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stuart CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021Public orderOn or near Moorcroft AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Great Boughton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour84.34.14.1Safer
Burglary1.70.480.720.72Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.81.61.41.1Safer
Drugs0.360.240.120.12Safer
Other Theft1.20.951.21.4Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.12-0.12No change
Public Order3.03.11.81.6Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.120.120.12No change
Shoplifting3.21.62.31.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.120.120.24Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.40.600.840.48Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences4.23.956Getting worse

Changes In Great Boughton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Great Boughton to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Boughton13.12-
Barnet67.7181% more dangerous
Coventry77.4183% more dangerous
Croydon83.2284% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8185% more dangerous
Bristol86.2185% more dangerous
Leicester97.4487% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8787% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2888% more dangerous
Bradford133.0290% more dangerous
Leeds137.1090% more dangerous

Crime in Great Boughton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Great Boughton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Great Boughton saw a 267% increase in violence and sexual offences. Great Boughton saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+100%+150%--+25%-75%-38%-20%-
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-------50%---
Other Theft------67%+50%+200%+100%-
Public Order----50%-+150%---75%-
Shoplifting-50%-67%+100%-------
Violence and Sexual Offences--75%-83%+250%+100%-17%+60%+267%+33%+133%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Great Boughton

What police force serves Great Boughton?
Great Boughton's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Great Boughton?
Great Boughton is the safest small town in Cheshire.
What is Great Boughton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Great Boughton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Great Boughton?
Great Boughton's least common crime is drugs.

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021