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Crime and Safety in Penketh

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Penketh is the second safest small town in Cheshire, and is among the top 10 safest overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Penketh in 2021 was 0.37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 19251% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Penketh is among the top 10 safest small towns, and the 100th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crime in Penketh is burglary, with 2 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 0.25. Penketh's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Penketh 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Cheshire

13776% lower, regional crime rate

North West

19584% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Penketh is 13776% lower than the North West and 19584% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Penketh Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Penketh 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 Penketh

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20210.373
20200.252
20191.210
20180.373
20170.494
20160.121

Crime in Penketh Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Penketh This Year

 PenkethCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30.3721,87620.51 5443% safer
Burglary20.252,7482.58 932% safer
Theft From the Person10.122240.21 75% safer

Penketh Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Poulton-with-Fearnhead40.2454% safer
Penketh30.37-
Great Boughton40.4823% more dangerous
Wistaston232.9387% more dangerous
Grappenhall and Thelwall353.6490% more dangerous
Upton-by-Chester384.4892% more dangerous
Birchwood494.7892% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Penketh

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Recent Crimes in Penketh

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Farnworth RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2021BurglaryOn or near Farnworth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2021BurglaryOn or near Farnworth RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lapwing LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2020Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lapwing LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2019Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lapwing LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2019Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lapwing LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2019Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lapwing LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2019Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lapwing LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
May 2019Public orderOn or near Lapwing LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
May 2019Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lapwing LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Penketh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.860.610.490.37 Safer

Changes In Penketh's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Penketh to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Penketh0.37-
Coventry39.9399% more dangerous
Birmingham49.6099% more dangerous
Barnet67.0899% more dangerous
Croydon82.48100% more dangerous
Sheffield90.03100% more dangerous
Bristol90.52100% more dangerous
Leicester111.59100% more dangerous
Liverpool123.06100% more dangerous
Bradford132.28100% more dangerous
Leeds150.94100% more dangerous

Crime in Penketh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Penketh & Cuerdley29536First

Crime in Penketh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Penketh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Penketh saw a 0% increase in anti-social behaviour. Penketh saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during September, when it fell by 0% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour----------
Violence and Sexual Offences----------

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Penketh

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

How dangerous is Penketh?
Penketh is the second safest small town in Cheshire.

What is Penketh's most common crime?
The most common crime in Penketh is burglary.

What is the least common crime in Penketh?
Penketh's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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