Lymm Crime Overview

Lymm is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 93rd most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Lymm in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 56% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Lymm is the 347th safest small town, and the 3,430th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2015, Lymm had the worst crime rate in Cheshire for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Lymm are violence and sexual offences, with 231 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 22% higher than 2019's figure of 181 offences and a difference of 3.94 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Lymm's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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See how Lymm shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Lymm and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Lymm Compared To Cheshire

Summary of Crimes in Lymm This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26821.0927,84026.1024% safer
Bicycle Theft30.241,1161.05338% safer
Burglary322.523,3943.1826% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson493.867,6827.2087% safer
Drugs10.081,6241.521800% safer
Other Crime60.471,5201.43204% safer
Other Theft826.454,7224.4331% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons10.083230.30275% safer
Public Order947.4012,45111.6758% safer
Robbery50.393770.3510% more dangerous
Shoplifting403.154,4104.1331% safer
Theft From the Person10.082200.21162% safer
Vehicle Crime483.782,3322.1942% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences23118.1837,42735.0993% safer

Lymm Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Burtonwood and Westbrook41136.7827% safer
Bollington34843.976% safer
Birchwood46445.223.2% safer
Neston69945.811.9% safer
Culcheth and Glazebury39846.640.04% safer
Frodsham43547.431.6% more dangerous
Alsager58948.223.2% more dangerous
Sandbach1,12754.3014% more dangerous
Knutsford75357.5019% more dangerous
Middlewich95167.3031% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Lymm

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Lymm Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour16151221Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.710.390.470.24Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6553.9Safer
Other Crime0.390.941.10.47Safer
Other Theft4.7976Safer
Possession of Weapons0.160.08-0.08Safer
Public Order8857Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.160.310.390.39Getting worse
Shoplifting2. worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)
Vehicle Crime4.
Violence and Sexual Offences11121418Getting worse

Changes In Lymm's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Lymm to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Lymm's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Lymm During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Lymm change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Lymm saw a 367% increase in anti-social behaviour. Lymm saw a large fall in burglary during September, when it fell by 94% compared to September in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour-7%+217%+100%+80%+29%-13%+129%+257%+238%+367%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-14%-29%-83%-67%--75%-33%-25%-+38%
Other Crime------+200%---50%
Other Theft-22%-50%---29%--22%-10%--29%
Public Order-33%-+25%+350%+11%+33%+200%+300%-+25%
Vehicle Crime+200%-29%--+300%--75%-14%-33%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+67%+73%-+100%-10%-8%+150%-+32%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Lymm

What police force serves Lymm?
Lymm's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Lymm?
Lymm is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire.
What is Lymm's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Lymm are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Lymm?
Lymm's least common crime is drugs.

Last updated: 07 May 2021