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Crime and Safety in Upton-by-Chester

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Upton-by-Chester is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is the 21st safest overall out of Cheshire's 321 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Upton-by-Chester in 2021 was 4.5 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 1498% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Upton-by-Chester is the 56th safest small town, and the 348th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2016, Upton-by-Chester was the worst small town in Cheshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Upton-by-Chester are violence and sexual offences, with 23 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 2.7. This is the same as 2020's figure of 23 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2020's crime rate of 2.7. Upton-by-Chester's least common crime is burglary, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Upton-by-Chester 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Cheshire

1046% lower, regional crime rate

North West

1606% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Upton-by-Chester is 1046% lower than the North West and 1606% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Upton-by-Chester Crime Rate Over Time

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Upton-by-Chester Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Upton-by-Chester 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 Upton-by-Chester

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20214.538
20204.135
20195.042
2018546
20172.017
20164.437

Crime in Upton-by-Chester Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Upton-by-Chester This Year

 Upton-by-ChesterCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour91.0621,87620.51 1835% safer
Burglary10.122,7482.58 2050% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10.126,8936.46 5283% safer
Other Theft50.594,6064.32 632% safer
Public Order80.9412,87212.07 1184% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences232.7139,46637.00 1265% safer

Upton-by-Chester Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Poulton-with-Fearnhead40.241767% safer
Penketh30.371111% safer
Great Boughton40.48833% safer
Wistaston232.9353% safer
Grappenhall and Thelwall353.6423% safer
Upton-by-Chester384.48-
Birchwood494.786% more dangerous
Appleton969.4352% more dangerous
Poynton-with-Worth40228.6784% more dangerous
Culcheth and Glazebury33138.7988% more dangerous
Sandbach85040.9589% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Upton-by-Chester

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Recent Crimes in Upton-by-Chester

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Upton GrangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Vivienne Smith LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Vivienne Smith LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Public orderOn or near Vivienne Smith LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Public orderOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
January 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upton GrangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Other theftOn or near Upton GrangeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upton GrangeUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upton GrangeUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upton GrangeUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Vivienne Smith LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Other theftOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HospitalUnable to prosecute suspect

Upton-by-Chester Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1.31.82.11.1 Safer
Burglary0.240.12-0.12 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson0.940.470.470.12 Safer
Other Theft0.350.240.120.59 Getting worse
Public Order1.51.50.590.94 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2.12.22.72.7 Getting worse

Changes In Upton-by-Chester's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Upton-by-Chester to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Upton-by-Chester4.48-
Barnet67.0893% more dangerous
Croydon82.4895% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0595% more dangerous
Bristol90.5295% more dangerous
Coventry102.2496% more dangerous
Leicester111.5996% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0696% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6497% more dangerous
Bradford132.2897% more dangerous
Leeds150.9497% more dangerous

Crime in Upton-by-Chester During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Upton-by-Chester change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Upton-by-Chester saw a 200% increase in violence and sexual offences. Upton-by-Chester saw a large fall in public order during August, when it fell by 67% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-33%+50%-+100%---+50%+50%-
Criminal Damage and Arson----------
Public Order--+100%---67%----
Violence and Sexual Offences--+25%+200%----50%--25%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Upton-by-Chester

What police force serves Upton-by-Chester?
Upton-by-Chester's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Upton-by-Chester?
Upton-by-Chester is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire.

What is Upton-by-Chester's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Upton-by-Chester are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Upton-by-Chester?
Upton-by-Chester's least common crime is burglary.

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