Upton-by-Chester Crime Overview

Upton-by-Chester is among the top 10 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is the 105th safest overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Upton-by-Chester in 2020 was 24 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 204% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Upton-by-Chester is the 65th safest small town, and the 3,529th 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 100 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 11% higher than 2019's figure of 89 offences and a difference of 1.30 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Upton-by-Chester's least common crime is drugs, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Upton-by-Chester This Year

 Upton-by-ChesterCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8610.1527,84026.10157% safer
Bicycle Theft70.831,1161.0527% safer
Burglary80.943,3943.18238% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson151.777,6827.20307% safer
Drugs10.121,6241.521167% safer
Other Crime40.471,5201.43204% safer
Other Theft161.894,7224.43134% safer
Public Order435.0712,45111.67130% safer
Robbery10.123770.35192% safer
Shoplifting50.594,4104.13600% safer
Vehicle Crime30.352,3322.19526% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10011.8037,42735.09197% safer

Crime in Upton-by-Chester Compared To Cheshire

Upton-by-Chester Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Boughton11013.1283% safer
Grappenhall and Thelwall16617.2739% safer
Appleton18918.5729% safer
Penketh15218.6728% safer
Wistaston14718.7228% safer
Upton-by-Chester20323.96-
Poulton-with-Fearnhead55433.0427% more dangerous
Poynton-with-Worth48034.2330% more dangerous
Burtonwood and Westbrook41136.7835% more dangerous
Bollington34843.9746% more dangerous
Birchwood46445.2247% more dangerous

Upton-by-Chester Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour97710Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.240.120.83Getting worse
Burglary1.51.81.10.94Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1.33.92.51.8Safer
Drugs0.120.120.350.12Safer
Other Crime0.240.120.240.47Getting worse
Other Theft0.941.62.01.9Getting worse
Public Order3.03.455Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)--0.120.12No change
Shoplifting1.10.590.830.59Safer
Vehicle Crime0.471.40.710.35Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences791012Getting worse

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

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

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

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Upton-by-Chester23.96-
Barnet67.7165% more dangerous
Coventry77.4169% more dangerous
Croydon83.2271% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8172% more dangerous
Bristol86.2172% more dangerous
Leicester97.4475% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8777% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2878% more dangerous
Bradford133.0282% more dangerous
Leeds137.1083% 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 April, when Upton-by-Chester saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Upton-by-Chester saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 80% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-+300%+20%+125%-40%+17%-+80%+33%+200%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--67%--80%-50%----+200%
Other Theft-67%--50%----50%-+50%+150%
Public Order--+133%+33%-50%-30%--80%-+67%
Shoplifting-+100%--------
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+200%+100%+88%+13%-70%-25%-57%+67%-43%+36%

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 drugs.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021