Poynton-with-Worth Crime Overview

Poynton-with-Worth is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is the 143rd most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Poynton-with-Worth in 2020 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 113% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Poynton-with-Worth is the 166th safest small town, and the 5,561st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2016, Poynton-with-Worth had the worst crime rate in Cheshire for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.21 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Poynton-with-Worth are violence and sexual offences, with 188 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 15% lower than 2019's figure of 216 offences and a difference of 2.00 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Poynton-with-Worth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2020.

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Summary of Crimes in Poynton-with-Worth This Year

 Poynton-with-WorthCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour24617.5527,84026.1049% safer
Bicycle Theft80.571,1161.0584% safer
Burglary322.283,3943.1839% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson543.857,6827.2087% safer
Drugs130.931,6241.5263% safer
Other Crime90.641,5201.43123% safer
Other Theft261.854,7224.43139% safer
Possession of Weapons30.213230.3043% safer
Public Order614.3512,45111.67168% safer
Robbery40.293770.3521% safer
Shoplifting614.354,4104.135% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.212200.210% safer
Vehicle Crime181.282,3322.1971% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18813.4137,42735.09162% safer

Crime in Poynton-with-Worth Compared To Cheshire

Poynton-with-Worth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Appleton18918.5784% safer
Penketh15218.6783% safer
Wistaston14718.7283% safer
Upton-by-Chester20323.9643% safer
Poulton-with-Fearnhead55433.043.6% safer
Poynton-with-Worth48034.23-
Burtonwood and Westbrook41136.787% more dangerous
Bollington34843.9722% more dangerous
Birchwood46445.2224% more dangerous
Neston69945.8125% more dangerous
Culcheth and Glazebury39846.6427% more dangerous

Poynton-with-Worth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14111118Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.570.290.640.57Getting worse
Burglary4.72.82.82.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.03.34.33.8Getting worse
Drugs0.710.360.290.93Getting worse
Other Crime0.290.500.780.64Getting worse
Other Theft2.61.62.01.8Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.07-0.21Getting worse
Public Order54.964.4Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.140.070.29Getting worse
Shoplifting2.43.43.44.4Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.210.210.360.21Safer
Vehicle Crime1.91.42.41.3Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences7101513Getting worse

Changes In Poynton-with-Worth's Crime Rates Over Time

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Comparing Poynton-with-Worth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Poynton-with-Worth34.23-
Barnet67.7149% more dangerous
Coventry77.4156% more dangerous
Croydon83.2259% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8160% more dangerous
Bristol86.2160% more dangerous
Leicester97.4465% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8767% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2868% more dangerous
Bradford133.0274% more dangerous
Leeds137.1075% more dangerous

Crime in Poynton-with-Worth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Poynton East23637First
Poynton West21033Second

Crime in Poynton-with-Worth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Poynton-with-Worth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Poynton-with-Worth saw a 500% increase in other theft. Poynton-with-Worth saw a large fall in other theft during June, when it fell by 80% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-31%+157%+260%+375%+192%+30%-36%+15%-32%+380%
Bicycle Theft--------50%--
Burglary--50%-+67%-+33%+100%---60%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%--57%-13%-38%-71%+150%-67%+50%-
Drugs--+100%-------
Other Crime--+200%--+100%----
Other Theft-+100%-20%-80%-80%+50%---+500%
Public Order-62%+25%+50%+350%-69%+20%+33%-33%-50%+150%
Shoplifting-40%-60%-58%+25%+100%+100%-25%+350%--25%
Vehicle Crime-----33%---50%-50%+50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+60%-25%+27%-10%-+9%-50%--70%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Poynton-with-Worth

What police force serves Poynton-with-Worth?
Poynton-with-Worth's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Poynton-with-Worth?
Poynton-with-Worth is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire.
What is Poynton-with-Worth's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Poynton-with-Worth are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Poynton-with-Worth?
Poynton-with-Worth's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021