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Crime and Safety in Neston

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Neston is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Cheshire, and is the 97th most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Neston in 2021 was 45 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 61% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Neston is the 260th safest small town, and the 3,938th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Neston was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Cheshire for criminal damage and arson, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.98 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Neston residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Neston recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.13 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Neston are violence and sexual offences, with 340 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 4.7% higher than 2020's figure of 324 offences and a difference of 1.05 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Neston's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Neston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Cheshire

15% lower, regional crime rate

North West

63% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Neston is 15% lower than the North West and 63% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Neston Crime Rate Over Time

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Neston Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Neston 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 Neston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202145680
202046699
201947715
201844666
201745693
201635534

Crime in Neston Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Neston This Year

 NestonCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20313.3021,87620.51 54% safer
Bicycle Theft40.267150.67 158% safer
Burglary231.512,7482.58 71% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson905.906,8936.46 9% safer
Drugs30.201,3211.24 520% safer
Other Crime90.591,4011.31 122% safer
Other Theft352.294,6064.32 89% safer
Possession of Weapons10.073000.28 300% safer
Public Order1449.4412,87212.07 28% safer
Shoplifting110.723,3363.13 335% safer
Theft From the Person10.072240.21 200% safer
Vehicle Crime191.252,1342.00 60% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34022.2839,46437.00 66% safer

Neston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Poynton-with-Worth40228.6755% safer
Culcheth and Glazebury33138.7915% safer
Sandbach85040.959% safer
Alsager53643.881.6% safer
Bollington35044.220.79% safer
Neston68044.57-
Lymm65151.2213% more dangerous
Middlewich76854.3518% more dangerous
Knutsford74356.7421% more dangerous
Frodsham55960.9527% more dangerous
Burtonwood and Westbrook69362.0228% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Neston

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Recent Crimes in Neston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chester High RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Frobisher RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Raby Park RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Parkgate RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Raleigh RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leamington CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chester RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Roman CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Raleigh RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near The GreenUnable to prosecute suspect

Neston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16101613 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.260.520.850.26 Safer
Burglary3.12.72.21.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7666 Safer
Drugs0.790.590.520.20 Safer
Other Crime1.00.720.790.59 Safer
Other Theft2.83.63.32.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.330.20-0.07 Safer
Public Order9889 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.71.61.80.72 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.330.070.07 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.01.81.81.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15212122 Getting worse

Changes In Neston's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Neston's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Neston that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
The University of Liverpool Botanic Gardens-----10.04

Comparing Neston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9312% safer
Neston44.57-
Birmingham49.6010% more dangerous
Barnet67.0834% more dangerous
Croydon82.4846% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0350% more dangerous
Bristol90.5251% more dangerous
Leicester111.5960% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0664% more dangerous
Bradford132.2866% more dangerous
Leeds150.9470% more dangerous

Crime in Neston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Little Neston18529Second
Neston & Parkgate48060First

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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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