Winsford Crime Overview

Winsford is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Cheshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Winsford in 2020 was 94 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 23% higher than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Winsford is the 51st most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 612nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2019, Winsford had the worst crime rate in Cheshire for possession of weapons, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Winsford are violence and sexual offences, with 1,568 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 12% higher than 2019's figure of 1,387 offences and a difference of 5.71 from 2019's crime rate of 44. Winsford's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 750% from 2019's figure of 17 crimes.

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See how Winsford shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Winsford and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Winsford Compared To Cheshire

Summary of Crimes in Winsford This Year

 WinsfordCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,17337.0527,84026.1030% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft200.631,1161.0567% safer
Burglary832.623,3943.1821% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson34710.967,6827.2034% more dangerous
Drugs461.451,6241.524.8% safer
Other Crime702.211,5201.4335% more dangerous
Other Theft1364.304,7224.433.0% safer
Possession of Weapons170.543230.3044% more dangerous
Public Order49015.4812,45111.6725% more dangerous
Robbery70.223770.3559% safer
Shoplifting1534.834,4104.1314% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.062200.21250% safer
Vehicle Crime501.582,3322.1939% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,56849.5237,42735.0929% more dangerous

Winsford Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Sankey79225.96264% safer
Wilmslow1,51458.7361% safer
Congleton1,99274.7926% safer
Macclesfield4,44379.6419% safer
Winsford2,98994.40-

Crime Over Time in Winsford

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Winsford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour41252637Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.730.690.540.63Safer
Burglary3.33.23.42.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson15101311Safer
Drugs1.21.41.21.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.82.41.72.2Getting worse
Other Theft4.8664.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.410.440.660.54Getting worse
Public Order19191815Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.280.380.320.22Safer
Shoplifting7574.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.440.280.540.06Safer
Vehicle Crime2.62.01.41.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28384450Getting worse

Changes In Winsford's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Winsford's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Winsford that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Over Recreation Ground1----00.62

Comparing Winsford to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7139% safer
Coventry77.4122% safer
Croydon83.2213% safer
Sheffield85.8110% safer
Bristol86.2110% safer
Winsford94.40-
Leicester97.443.1% more dangerous
Birmingham102.878% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2812% more dangerous
Bradford133.0229% more dangerous
Leeds137.1031% more dangerous

Crime in Winsford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wharton52881Fourth
Winsford Central834133First
Winsford Glebe Green57188Third
Winsford North40663Fifth
Winsford Over650110Second

Winsford Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Winsford for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWinsford North (171)Winsford Central (332)
Bicycle TheftWinsford North (1)Wharton (7)
BurglaryWinsford North (11)Winsford Central (27)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWinsford North (43)Winsford Central (89)
DrugsWinsford North (5)Winsford Over (14)
Other CrimeWinsford North (6)Winsford Over (23)
Other TheftWinsford North (16)Winsford Central (49)
Possession of WeaponsWinsford Glebe Green (2)Winsford Over (9)
Public OrderWinsford North (57)Winsford Central (144)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Winsford Glebe Green (1)Winsford North (2)
ShopliftingWinsford Glebe Green (2)Winsford Central (108)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Winsford Central (2)Winsford Central (2)
Vehicle CrimeWinsford North (6)Winsford Over (13)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWinsford North (244)Winsford Over (370)

Crime in Winsford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Winsford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Winsford saw a 300% increase in bicycle theft. Winsford saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 85% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+32%+187%+115%+45%-22%+3%+36%+1%+39%+72%
Bicycle Theft+300%-+50%+100%---50%---
Burglary+75%-57%+114%-50%-33%+25%-+33%-25%-85%
Criminal Damage and Arson+2%-41%-29%+45%+19%-38%+19%-24%+24%-55%
Drugs+100%+50%-29%-25%-50%-40%--75%+67%+100%
Other Crime+175%-+100%+33%+117%-40%+50%-+20%+25%
Other Theft+36%-40%-10%-85%--50%-24%-47%-14%-37%
Possession of Weapons+200%---75%---+33%--
Public Order-29%-44%+22%+30%-4%-13%-4%-13%-4%-9%
Robbery---------+100%
Shoplifting-20%-48%-31%+10%-72%--68%-33%+167%-33%
Theft From the Person-----50%-----
Vehicle Crime+60%+100%--67%-60%+50%-33%--+233%
Violence and Sexual Offences-8%-10%+34%+28%+43%+1%+6%+14%+35%+31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Winsford

What police force serves Winsford?
Winsford's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Winsford?
Winsford is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Cheshire.
What is Winsford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Winsford are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Winsford?
Winsford's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021