Great Sankey Crime Overview

Great Sankey is the safest medium-sized town in Cheshire, and is the 122nd safest overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Sankey in 2020 was 26 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 180% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Sankey is among the top 10 safest medium-sized towns, and the 4,022nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Great Sankey was the worst medium-sized town in Cheshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Great Sankey residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for vehicle crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Great Sankey recorded 2 reports of robbery during April 2019, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst medium-sized town for robbery in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Great Sankey are violence and sexual offences, with 384 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 1.6% higher than 2019's figure of 378 offences and a difference of 0.19 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Great Sankey's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Great Sankey Compared To Cheshire

Summary of Crimes in Great Sankey This Year

 Great SankeyCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour35411.6027,84026.10125% safer
Bicycle Theft110.361,1161.05192% safer
Burglary401.313,3943.18143% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson792.597,6827.20178% safer
Drugs40.131,6241.521069% safer
Other Crime60.201,5201.43615% safer
Other Theft521.704,7224.43161% safer
Possession of Weapons10.033230.30900% safer
Public Order1334.3612,45111.67168% safer
Robbery30.103770.35250% safer
Shoplifting290.954,4104.13335% safer
Vehicle Crime501.642,3322.1934% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38412.5837,42735.09179% safer

Great Sankey Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Sankey79225.96-
Wilmslow1,51458.7356% more dangerous
Congleton1,99274.7965% more dangerous
Macclesfield4,44379.6467% more dangerous
Winsford2,98994.4072% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Sankey

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Great Sankey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour188812Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.50.980.36Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2.
Other Crime0.290.360.330.20Safer
Other Theft1. worse
Possession of Weapons0.
Public Order74.64.34.4Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)
Vehicle Crime1. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences8101213Getting worse

Changes In Great Sankey's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Great Sankey to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Great Sankey25.96-
Barnet67.7162% more dangerous
Coventry77.4166% more dangerous
Croydon83.2269% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8170% more dangerous
Bristol86.2170% more dangerous
Leicester97.4473% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8775% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2876% more dangerous
Bradford133.0280% more dangerous
Leeds137.1081% more dangerous

Crime in Great Sankey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Sankey24934Third
Hood Manor & Sankey Bridges45851Second
Kingswood & Whittle Hall56455First

Crime in Great Sankey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Great Sankey change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Great Sankey saw a 800% increase in vehicle crime. Great Sankey saw a large fall in bicycle theft during October, when it fell by 71% compared to October in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-10%+104%+133%+57%+60%-+10%+50%+81%+47%
Bicycle Theft-67%-67%--67%--67%--71%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+50%-13%+50%-20%--40%+11%+100%-47%-
Other Crime----50%-50%--50%---
Other Theft--33%-25%-67%+50%+600%-25%-+40%-56%
Public Order-47%-+33%+89%+10%+27%+56%-19%-45%-64%
Vehicle Crime+800%---40%-+50%-+600%+100%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-21%+14%+37%+45%-5%-8%+9%-35%+4%+13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Great Sankey

What police force serves Great Sankey?
Great Sankey's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Great Sankey?
Great Sankey is the safest medium-sized town in Cheshire.
What is Great Sankey's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Great Sankey are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Great Sankey?
Great Sankey's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021