Search...
Home
/
Cheshire
/
Knutsford

Crime and Safety in Knutsford

Page highlights:

Knutsford is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 69th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 321 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Knutsford in 2021 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 26% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Knutsford is the 406th most dangerous small town, and the 2,533rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Knutsford was the worst small town in Cheshire for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.31 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Knutsford residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Knutsford recorded 2 reports of robbery during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst small town for robbery in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Knutsford are violence and sexual offences, with 365 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 28. This is 3.0% higher than 2020's figure of 354 offences and a difference of 0.84 from 2020's crime rate of 27. Knutsford's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 500% from 2020's figure of 6 crimes.

Knutsford 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cheshire

10% higher, regional crime rate

North West

35% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Knutsford is 10% higher than the North West and 35% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Knutsford Crime Rate Over Time

>
Knutsford
North West
England, Wales & NI

Knutsford Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Knutsford 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

Use Crime Map

Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.

Tap to view map
Incident key:
 
Low
 
Medium
 
High
Design element, blobs on the top Design element, blobs on the bottom

Monthly
Crime Reports

Set up monthly updates on crime & public safety issues. We never spam.

Area
All of the UK
Knutsford
Frequency
Monthly
ASAP
Type
Local Resident
Investor
Other

Historical Crime Rates for Knutsford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202157743
202058753
201964838
201865854
201758761
201638498

Crime in Knutsford Compared To Cheshire

Are you researching this topic for an article or project?

We're available to answer questions about crime data and can supply custom data to support your work.

Questions & Requests

Email us directly

[email protected]

Summary of Crimes in Knutsford This Year

 KnutsfordCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19114.5921,87620.51 41% safer
Bicycle Theft30.237150.67 191% safer
Burglary251.912,7482.58 35% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson785.966,8936.46 8% safer
Drugs130.991,3211.24 25% safer
Other Crime161.221,4011.31 7% safer
Other Theft463.514,6064.32 23% safer
Possession of Weapons10.083000.28 250% safer
Public Order1279.7012,87212.07 24% safer
Robbery40.313560.33 6% safer
Shoplifting443.363,3363.13 7% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.232240.21 9% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime181.372,1342.00 46% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36527.8739,46637.00 33% safer

Knutsford Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Alsager53643.8829% safer
Bollington35044.2228% safer
Neston68044.5727% safer
Lymm65151.2211% safer
Middlewich76854.354.4% safer
Knutsford74356.74-
Frodsham55960.957% more dangerous
Burtonwood and Westbrook69362.029% more dangerous
Nantwich1,18784.7533% more dangerous
Northwich2,259102.9645% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Knutsford

View crime percentage over time for

Recent Crimes in Knutsford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodlands DriveAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glebelands RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Gough'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sandileigh AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Warren AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near ChurchfieldsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Red Cow YardUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lichfield CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Church WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bexton RoadAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near OverfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Canute PlaceUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near School CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor Park NorthUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near George StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Knutsford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21162115 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.310.460.690.23 Safer
Burglary3.83.43.31.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7666 Safer
Drugs1.31.50.920.99 Safer
Other Crime0.760.460.841.2 Getting worse
Other Theft863.83.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.760.230.460.08 Safer
Public Order1311910 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.461.10.530.31 Safer
Shoplifting3.263.03.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.690.530.380.23 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.43.22.11.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23242728 Getting worse

Changes In Knutsford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Knutsford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Knutsford56.74-
Barnet67.0815% more dangerous
Croydon82.4831% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0537% more dangerous
Bristol90.5237% more dangerous
Coventry102.2445% more dangerous
Leicester111.5949% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0654% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6456% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9462% more dangerous

Crime in Knutsford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Knutsford North37459First
South Knutsford & Bexton36955Second

Crime in Knutsford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Knutsford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Knutsford saw a 200% increase in public order. Knutsford saw a large fall in other theft during July, when it fell by 83% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-17%+70%+57%+94%+5%+16%-44%+133%+50%+100%
Bicycle Theft-+100%--67%------
Burglary-50%--71%+125%-75%-+50%-50%+33%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-30%-40%-78%-43%+50%+80%-40%+43%-80%-20%
Drugs-+100%-67%+50%------50%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-78%-80%-70%-71%-83%+100%-50%-60%+43%+100%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-27%-25%-50%+200%-31%+10%-50%-35%-80%+40%
Robbery----+100%-----
Shoplifting-50%-63%-+40%-73%-63%+20%-73%-57%+50%
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime-75%---80%-50%--33%-40%-50%-73%
Violence and Sexual Offences+46%+20%-42%+77%+3%+42%-12%-7%+24%+9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Knutsford

What police force serves Knutsford?
Knutsford's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Knutsford?
Knutsford is among the top 5 most dangerous small town in Cheshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Knutsford?
Knutsford's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Search icon

Search by area