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Crime and Safety in Nantwich

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Nantwich is the second most dangerous small town in Cheshire, and is the 31st most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Nantwich in 2021 was 85 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 16% higher than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Nantwich is the 143rd most dangerous small town, and the 906th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Nantwich was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cheshire for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Nantwich residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 23 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Nantwich recorded 8 reports of burglary during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.57 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for burglary in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Nantwich are violence and sexual offences, with 603 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 19% higher than 2020's figure of 491 offences and a difference of 7.99 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Nantwich's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 25% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Nantwich 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cheshire

39% higher, regional crime rate

North West

14% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Nantwich is 39% higher than the North West and 14% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Nantwich Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Nantwich 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 Nantwich

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021851,187
2020761,068
2019951,333
2018891,250
2017781,099
201664892

Crime in Nantwich Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Nantwich This Year

 NantwichCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36826.2721,87620.51 22% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft90.647150.67 4.7% safer
Burglary372.642,7482.58 2.3% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson956.786,8936.46 4.7% more dangerous
Drugs100.711,3211.24 75% safer
Other Crime241.711,4011.31 23% more dangerous
Other Theft997.074,6064.32 39% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.363000.28 22% more dangerous
Public Order20314.4912,87212.07 17% more dangerous
Robbery40.293560.33 14% safer
Shoplifting654.643,3363.13 33% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.432240.21 51% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime271.932,1342.00 3.6% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences60343.0539,46437.00 14% more dangerous

Nantwich Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Lymm65151.2265% safer
Middlewich76854.3556% safer
Knutsford74356.7449% safer
Frodsham55960.9539% safer
Burtonwood and Westbrook69362.0237% safer
Nantwich1,18784.75-
Northwich2,259102.9618% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Nantwich

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Recent Crimes in Nantwich

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gerard DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Welshmen'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Vauxhall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Manor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Middlewich RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Baronia PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Willow BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Barker StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newhaven CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Wych House BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marsh LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Welsh RowOffender given a caution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near St Josephs WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lakeside ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vauxhall RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Yew Tree DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Nantwich Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26263226 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.860.861.40.64 Safer
Burglary3.23.02.82.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson91067 Safer
Drugs1.10.711.00.71 Safer
Other Crime1.31.61.41.7 Getting worse
Other Theft7867 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.500.210.36 Getting worse
Public Order15171414 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.140.210.210.29 Getting worse
Shoplifting864.14.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.11.40.710.43 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.32.82.41.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40443543 Getting worse

Changes In Nantwich's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Nantwich to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93112% safer
Birmingham49.6071% safer
Barnet67.0826% safer
Croydon82.482.8% safer
Nantwich84.75-
Sheffield90.036% more dangerous
Bristol90.526% more dangerous
Leicester111.5924% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0631% more dangerous
Bradford132.2836% more dangerous
Leeds150.9444% more dangerous

Crime in Nantwich's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Nantwich North East51974Second
Nantwich South West66895First

Crime in Nantwich During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Nantwich change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Nantwich saw a 300% increase in vehicle crime. Nantwich saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 92% compared to November in 2019. Violence and Sexual Offences saw a fall in every month of Nantwich's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%+41%+60%+136%+19%+42%-3%+33%-7%+37%
Bicycle Theft-+100%--+100%+150%--67%--
Burglary-+75%-17%-67%-50%-50%-+100%-50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%-40%-18%-44%+33%-40%-76%-83%-92%-29%
Drugs--50%---50%-+200%-+100%-
Other Crime-50%---75%+50%-+200%---
Other Theft--44%-13%-69%+71%+8%-10%+18%+33%-42%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-20%-55%-15%+43%+24%+14%-36%-54%+18%-30%
Robbery----+100%-----
Shoplifting+67%+50%-50%-73%-8%-13%-86%-86%-67%-29%
Theft From the Person-33%--33%-50%---75%---
Vehicle Crime+67%---67%+300%+40%--50%--82%
Violence and Sexual Offences-23%-57%-23%-3%+20%-31%-25%-11%-54%-35%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Nantwich

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

How dangerous is Nantwich?
Nantwich is the second most dangerous small town in Cheshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Nantwich?
Nantwich's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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