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Crime and Safety in Poynton-with-Worth

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Poynton-with-Worth is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is the 130th safest overall out of Cheshire's 321 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Poynton-with-Worth in 2021 was 29 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 150% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Poynton-with-Worth is the 101st safest small town, and the 4,263rd safest 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 183 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 2.7% lower than 2020's figure of 188 offences and a difference of 0.36 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Poynton-with-Worth's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 200% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Poynton-with-Worth 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Cheshire

79% lower, regional crime rate

North West

167% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Poynton-with-Worth is 79% lower than the North West and 167% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Poynton-with-Worth Crime Rate Over Time

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Poynton-with-Worth Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Poynton-with-Worth represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Poynton-with-Worth

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202129402
202034480
201938534
201830414
201729409
201624337

Crime in Poynton-with-Worth Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Poynton-with-Worth This Year

 Poynton-with-WorthCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15010.7021,87620.51 92% safer
Burglary352.502,7482.58 3.2% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson453.216,8936.46 101% safer
Drugs30.211,3211.24 490% safer
Other Crime20.141,4011.31 836% safer
Other Theft292.074,6064.32 109% safer
Possession of Weapons10.073000.28 300% safer
Public Order614.3512,87212.07 177% safer
Robbery10.073560.33 371% safer
Shoplifting342.423,3363.13 29% safer
Vehicle Crime80.572,1342.00 251% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18313.0539,46637.00 184% safer

Poynton-with-Worth Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Wistaston232.93878% safer
Grappenhall and Thelwall353.64688% safer
Upton-by-Chester384.48540% safer
Birchwood494.78500% safer
Appleton969.43204% safer
Poynton-with-Worth40228.67-
Culcheth and Glazebury33138.7926% more dangerous
Sandbach85040.9530% more dangerous
Alsager53643.8835% more dangerous
Bollington35044.2235% more dangerous
Neston68044.5736% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Poynton-with-Worth

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Recent Crimes in Poynton-with-Worth

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lostock Hall RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Millstone CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Varden RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near London Road SouthInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hockley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Distaff RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Milton DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Styperson WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Marley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hepley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Marley RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Bulkeley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Easby CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hepley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Varden RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Poynton-with-Worth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11111811 Safer
Burglary2.82.82.32.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.34.33.83.2 Safer
Drugs0.360.290.930.21 Safer
Other Crime0.500.780.640.14 Safer
Other Theft1.62.01.82.1No change
Possession of Weapons0.07-0.210.07No change
Public Order4.964.44.4 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.140.070.290.07 Safer
Shoplifting3.43.44.42.4 Safer
Vehicle Crime1.42.41.30.57 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10151313 Getting worse

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

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

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Poynton-with-Worth28.67-
Barnet67.0857% more dangerous
Croydon82.4865% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0568% more dangerous
Bristol90.5268% more dangerous
Coventry102.2472% more dangerous
Leicester111.5974% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0677% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6478% more dangerous
Bradford132.2878% more dangerous
Leeds150.9481% more dangerous

Crime in Poynton-with-Worth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Poynton East20932First
Poynton West16727Second

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.

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