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Crime and Safety in Great Sankey

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Great Sankey is the safest medium-sized towns in Cheshire, and is the 103rd most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 321 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Great Sankey in 2021 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 64% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Great Sankey is among the top 20 safest medium-sized town, and the 4,136th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Great Sankey was the worst medium-sized town in Cheshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Great Sankey residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Great Sankey recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Great Sankey are violence and sexual offences, with 692 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 7% lower than 2020's figure of 739 offences and a difference of 1.54 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Great Sankey's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Great Sankey 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Cheshire

18% lower, regional crime rate

North West

75% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Great Sankey is 18% lower than the North West and 75% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Great Sankey Crime Rate Over Time

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Great Sankey Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Great Sankey represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Great Sankey

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021441,331
2020471,432
2019451,384
2018381,169
2017431,311
201626798

Crime in Great Sankey Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Great Sankey This Year

 Great SankeyCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour49416.1921,87620.51 27% safer
Bicycle Theft260.857150.67 21% more dangerous
Burglary712.332,7482.58 11% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1304.266,8936.46 52% safer
Drugs180.591,3211.24 110% safer
Other Crime220.721,4011.31 82% safer
Other Theft742.434,6064.32 78% safer
Possession of Weapons30.103000.28 180% safer
Public Order2207.2112,87212.07 67% safer
Robbery90.293560.33 14% safer
Shoplifting190.623,3363.13 405% safer
Vehicle Crime471.542,1342.00 30% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences69222.6839,46637.00 63% safer

Great Sankey Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Sankey1,33143.62-
Wilmslow1,42855.3921% more dangerous
Congleton1,55258.2725% more dangerous
Macclesfield4,59482.3547% more dangerous
Winsford3,06596.8055% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Great Sankey

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Recent Crimes in Great Sankey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ventura DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Fildes CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Harrogate CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near East AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Redhill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Drayton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Orrell CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chicago PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ellington DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Billington CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gregory CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maliston RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Drayton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chippingdall CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Billington CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Sunset BoulevardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Drayton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Grosvenor CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Great Sankey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14142016 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.91.50.590.85 Safer
Burglary2.22.82.52.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.14.74.14.3 Safer
Drugs0.720.460.260.59 Safer
Other Crime0.820.660.590.72 Getting worse
Other Theft2.52.82.62.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.200.070.10 Safer
Public Order7887 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.330.260.29 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.01.51.00.62 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.91.93.01.5 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16212423 Getting 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 Sankey43.62-
Barnet67.0835% more dangerous
Croydon82.4847% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0552% more dangerous
Bristol90.5252% more dangerous
Coventry102.2457% more dangerous
Leicester111.5961% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0665% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6466% more dangerous
Bradford132.2867% more dangerous
Leeds150.9471% more dangerous

Crime in Great Sankey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Great Sankey24733Third
Hood Manor & Sankey Bridges39344Second
Kingswood & Whittle Hall60559First

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 October, when Great Sankey saw a 800% increase in vehicle crime. Great Sankey saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 80% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+13%+104%+126%+33%+47%+9%-3%+38%+48%+37%
Bicycle Theft-75%-75%--67%-50%--33%-63%--
Burglary+100%+50%-67%-67%-80%-+22%+100%-50%-57%
Criminal Damage and Arson+60%-36%+30%-20%+10%-46%+30%-44%-55%-11%
Drugs--+100%----+100%--
Other Crime----+50%--80%+100%--
Other Theft--40%-57%-75%+40%+300%-44%-29%+167%-55%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-54%-13%+186%+47%-24%+65%+35%-40%-52%-41%
Robbery---------+300%
Shoplifting+50%+200%-33%--80%-50%-75%--+200%
Vehicle Crime+220%+100%-25%+17%-+71%-50%+800%+40%-11%
Violence and Sexual Offences+9%+10%+17%+53%+14%+22%+4%-4%+54%+35%

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.

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