Poulton-with-Fearnhead Crime Overview

Poulton-with-Fearnhead is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is the 152nd most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Poulton-with-Fearnhead in 2020 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 120% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Poulton-with-Fearnhead is the 152nd safest small town, and the 5,600th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Poulton-with-Fearnhead was the worst small town in Cheshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.06 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2019 was also a bad month for Poulton-with-Fearnhead residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.30 per 1,000 residents. Poulton-with-Fearnhead recorded 4 reports of drugs during February 2018, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst small town for drugs in Cheshire that month.

The most common crimes in Poulton-with-Fearnhead are violence and sexual offences, with 264 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 17% lower than 2019's figure of 308 offences and a difference of 2.63 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Poulton-with-Fearnhead's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Crime in Poulton-with-Fearnhead Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Poulton-with-Fearnhead This Year

 Poulton-with-FearnheadCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24514.6127,84026.1079% safer
Bicycle Theft100.601,1161.0575% safer
Burglary191.133,3943.18181% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson694.117,6827.2075% safer
Drugs100.601,6241.52153% safer
Other Crime171.011,5201.4342% safer
Other Theft241.434,7224.43210% safer
Possession of Weapons20.123230.30150% safer
Public Order935.5512,45111.67110% safer
Robbery30.183770.3594% safer
Shoplifting251.494,4104.13177% safer
Theft From the Person10.062200.21250% safer
Vehicle Crime171.012,3322.19117% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences26415.7437,42735.09123% safer

Poulton-with-Fearnhead Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Grappenhall and Thelwall16617.2791% safer
Appleton18918.5778% safer
Penketh15218.6777% safer
Wistaston14718.7276% safer
Upton-by-Chester20323.9638% safer
Poulton-with-Fearnhead55433.04-
Poynton-with-Worth48034.233.5% more dangerous
Burtonwood and Westbrook41136.7810% more dangerous
Bollington34843.9725% more dangerous
Birchwood46445.2227% more dangerous
Neston69945.8128% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Poulton-with-Fearnhead

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Recent Crimes in Poulton-with-Fearnhead

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lysander DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lysander DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Barnes AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Willow CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Public orderOn or near Willow CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Kenilworth DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Westover RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Hawthorne GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Viscount RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Libson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westland DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kings RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Westover RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Morven CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fir GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021BurglaryOn or near Willow CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Jackson AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Public orderOn or near Barnes AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Poulton-with-Fearnhead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour16131115Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.20.890.480.60Safer
Burglary2.32.11.51.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6764.1Safer
Drugs0.890.780.420.60Safer
Other Crime0.301.10.891.0Getting worse
Other Theft2.52.42.31.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.180.18-0.12Safer
Public Order7886Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.120.180.18Getting worse
Shoplifting1.40.891.41.5Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.36-0.180.06Safer
Vehicle Crime1.31.81.81.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13161816Getting worse

Changes In Poulton-with-Fearnhead's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Poulton-with-Fearnhead to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Poulton-with-Fearnhead33.04-
Barnet67.7151% more dangerous
Coventry77.4157% more dangerous
Croydon83.2260% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8161% more dangerous
Bristol86.2162% more dangerous
Leicester97.4466% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8768% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2869% more dangerous
Bradford133.0275% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% more dangerous

Crime in Poulton-with-Fearnhead's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Houghton Green & Fearnhead36546First
Padgate & Paddington36341Second

Crime in Poulton-with-Fearnhead During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Poulton-with-Fearnhead change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Poulton-with-Fearnhead saw a 400% increase in anti-social behaviour. Poulton-with-Fearnhead saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 88% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-8%+400%+250%+29%-31%+45%-60%+18%+111%+38%
Burglary-----50%+50%-33%-67%-+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson--40%-60%+67%--20%-25%-67%-17%-
Other Crime+300%---------
Other Theft+100%-75%----67%----50%
Public Order-75%-33%-+63%-+250%-73%-42%-55%-20%
Shoplifting----50%--20%----
Vehicle Crime--88%---50%--67%+33%--
Violence and Sexual Offences-26%-6%+92%-6%-+50%-71%-35%+39%-4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Poulton-with-Fearnhead

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

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021