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Crime and Safety in Lymm

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Lymm is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 82nd most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Lymm in 2021 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 40% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Lymm is the 357th safest small town, and the 3,078th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Lymm was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cheshire for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.08 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Lymm residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.94 per 1,000 residents. Lymm recorded 7 reports of vehicle crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.55 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Lymm are violence and sexual offences, with 297 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 22% higher than 2020's figure of 231 offences and a difference of 5.19 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Lymm's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Lymm 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Cheshire

0.23% lower, regional crime rate

North West

42% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Lymm is 0.23% lower than the North West and 42% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Lymm Crime Rate Over Time

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Lymm

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202151651
202047593
201946584
201847598
201744554
201628362

Crime in Lymm Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Lymm This Year

 LymmCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19014.9521,87620.51 37% safer
Bicycle Theft30.247150.67 179% safer
Burglary231.812,7482.58 43% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson624.886,8936.46 32% safer
Drugs90.711,3211.24 75% safer
Other Crime60.471,4011.31 179% safer
Other Theft866.774,6064.32 36% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons30.243000.28 17% safer
Public Order836.5312,87212.07 85% safer
Robbery10.083560.33 312% safer
Shoplifting413.233,3363.13 3.1% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime372.912,1342.00 31% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences29723.3739,46437.00 58% safer

Lymm Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Culcheth and Glazebury33138.7932% safer
Sandbach85040.9525% safer
Alsager53643.8817% safer
Bollington35044.2216% safer
Neston68044.5715% safer
Lymm65151.22-
Middlewich76854.356% more dangerous
Knutsford74356.7410% more dangerous
Frodsham55960.9516% more dangerous
Burtonwood and Westbrook69362.0217% more dangerous
Nantwich1,18784.7540% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Lymm

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Recent Crimes in Lymm

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near The DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near The CrossLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oughtrington LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Woodside LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Bucklow GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Richmond CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near John RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrossLocal resolution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Albany CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Racefield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near John RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrossUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Davies WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near John RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The CrossLocal resolution

Lymm Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15122115 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.390.470.240.24 Safer
Burglary3.54.62.51.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson553.94.9 Safer
Drugs0.870.160.080.71 Getting worse
Other Crime0.941.10.470.47 Safer
Other Theft9767 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.08-0.080.24 Getting worse
Public Order8577 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.310.390.390.08 Safer
Shoplifting2.82.93.23.2 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.54.73.82.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12141823 Getting worse

Changes In Lymm's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Lymm to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9328% safer
Birmingham49.603.3% safer
Lymm51.22-
Barnet67.0824% more dangerous
Croydon82.4838% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0343% more dangerous
Bristol90.5243% more dangerous
Leicester111.5954% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0658% more dangerous
Bradford132.2861% more dangerous
Leeds150.9466% more dangerous

Crime in Lymm's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Lymm65151First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-7%+217%+100%+80%+29%-13%+129%+257%+238%+367%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+50%-67%-50%-25%--25%-94%-75%--
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%
Robbery------+100%---
Shoplifting+100%---33%+100%+50%-67%-40%-+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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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