Neston Crime Overview

Neston is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 96th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Neston in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 59% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Neston is the 333rd safest small town, and the 3,544th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Neston was the worst small town in Cheshire for criminal damage and arson, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.79 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Neston residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Neston recorded 1 report of robbery during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.07 the worst small town for robbery in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Neston are violence and sexual offences, with 324 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 0.93% lower than 2019's figure of 327 offences and a difference of 0.20 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Neston's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Neston This Year

 NestonCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24716.1927,84026.1061% safer
Bicycle Theft130.851,1161.0524% safer
Burglary342.233,3943.1843% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson845.517,6827.2031% safer
Drugs80.521,6241.52192% safer
Other Crime120.791,5201.4381% safer
Other Theft513.344,7224.4333% safer
Public Order1167.6012,45111.6754% safer
Robbery20.133770.35169% safer
Shoplifting271.774,4104.13133% safer
Theft From the Person10.072200.21200% safer
Vehicle Crime271.772,3322.1924% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32421.2337,42735.0965% safer

Crime in Neston Compared To Cheshire

Neston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Poulton-with-Fearnhead55433.0439% safer
Poynton-with-Worth48034.2334% safer
Burtonwood and Westbrook41136.7825% safer
Bollington34843.974.2% safer
Birchwood46445.221.3% safer
Neston69945.81-
Culcheth and Glazebury39846.641.8% more dangerous
Lymm59346.661.8% more dangerous
Frodsham43547.433.4% more dangerous
Alsager58948.225.0% more dangerous
Sandbach1,12754.3016% more dangerous

Neston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour19161016Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.920.260.520.85Getting worse
Burglary3.83.12.72.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8766Safer
Drugs1.30.790.590.52Safer
Other Crime0.851.00.720.79Safer
Other Theft3.92.83.63.3Safer
Public Order8988Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.200.200.13Safer
Shoplifting2.21.71.61.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.130.330.07Safer
Vehicle Crime2.63.01.81.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13152121Getting worse

Changes In Neston's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Neston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Neston45.81-
Barnet67.7132% more dangerous
Coventry77.4141% more dangerous
Croydon83.2245% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8147% more dangerous
Bristol86.2147% more dangerous
Leicester97.4453% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0266% more dangerous
Leeds137.1067% more dangerous

Crime in Neston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Little Neston14322Second
Neston & Parkgate53367First

Crime in Neston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Neston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Neston saw a 550% increase in public order. Neston saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 75% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+5%+513%+388%+19%+7%+18%-42%+5%+111%+167%
Bicycle Theft+100%---67%------
Burglary+100%+300%-50%-25%--25%-60%-75%-25%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+11%-29%+25%-38%+50%-43%-14%-56%+25%+100%
Drugs----------
Other Crime--+100%-50%------
Other Theft+133%--14%-67%-43%-20%+200%+33%-67%-
Public Order-61%-+500%-13%-50%+150%-55%+23%+11%+550%
Shoplifting+100%---+200%-50%-50%+25%--
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+57%------50%-+300%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-35%+50%+64%-33%+14%-9%+12%+14%+12%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Neston

What police force serves Neston?
Neston's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Neston?
Neston is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire.
What is Neston's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Neston are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Neston?
Neston's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021