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Crime and Safety in Winsford, Cheshire

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Winsford is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Cheshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Cheshire's 323 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Winsford in 2021 was 97 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 26% higher than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Winsford is the 51st most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 617th 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 1,707 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 54. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 1,568 offences and a difference of 4.39 from 2020's crime rate of 50. Winsford's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 467% from 2020's figure of 17 crimes.

Winsford 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Cheshire

47% higher, regional crime rate

North West

25% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Winsford is 47% higher than the North West and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Winsford Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Winsford represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Winsford

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021973,065
2020942,989
2019973,062
2018892,823
2017842,652
2016611,944

Crime in Winsford Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Winsford This Year

 WinsfordCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour88728.0121,87620.51 27% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft130.417150.67 63% safer
Burglary682.152,7482.58 20% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson34410.866,8936.46 41% more dangerous
Drugs401.261,3211.24 1.6% more dangerous
Other Crime601.891,4011.31 31% more dangerous
Other Theft1304.114,6064.32 5% safer
Possession of Weapons30.093000.28 211% safer
Public Order54917.3412,87212.07 30% more dangerous
Robbery110.353560.33 6% more dangerous
Shoplifting983.103,3363.13 0.97% safer
Theft From the Person60.192240.21 11% safer
Vehicle Crime361.142,1342.00 75% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,70753.9139,46437.00 31% more dangerous

Winsford Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Sankey1,33143.62122% safer
Wilmslow1,42855.3975% safer
Congleton1,55258.2766% safer
Macclesfield4,59282.3118% safer
Winsford3,06596.80-

Crime Over Time in Winsford

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Recent Crimes in Winsford

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Dingle LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Quantock CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Verdin CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Picton DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Nixon DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Snowdonia WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Hunters RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Malvern WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Southwark PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moss BankInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ledward StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pintail PlaceAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lower Haigh StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Barlow DriveOffender given a caution
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dean StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Leyland WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bexton AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near FieldfareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Winsford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25263728 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.690.540.630.41 Safer
Burglary3.23.42.62.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10131111 Safer
Drugs1.41.21.41.3 Getting worse
Other Crime2.41.72.21.9 Safer
Other Theft664.34.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.660.540.09 Safer
Public Order19181517 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.380.320.220.35 Getting worse
Shoplifting574.83.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.280.540.060.19 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.01.41.61.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38445054 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Winsford to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.93142% safer
Birmingham49.6095% safer
Barnet67.0844% safer
Croydon82.4817% safer
Sheffield90.038% safer
Bristol90.527% safer
Winsford96.80-
Leicester111.5913% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0621% more dangerous
Bradford132.2827% more dangerous
Leeds150.9436% more dangerous

Crime in Winsford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Wharton60993Fourth
Winsford Central803128First
Winsford Glebe Green61995Third
Winsford North39160Fifth
Winsford Over643109Second

Winsford Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourWinsford North (120)Winsford Central (244)
Bicycle TheftWharton (1)Winsford Central (4)
BurglaryWinsford North (5)Wharton (25)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWinsford North (52)Winsford Glebe Green (87)
DrugsWinsford North (5)Winsford Central (12)
Other CrimeWinsford North (4)Wharton (18)
Other TheftWinsford North (18)Winsford Central (51)
Possession of WeaponsWinsford Over (1)Winsford Central (2)
Public OrderWinsford North (68)Winsford Over (142)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Wharton (2)Winsford Central (6)
ShopliftingWinsford North (1)Winsford Central (75)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Wharton (1)Winsford Central (4)
Vehicle CrimeWinsford North (5)Wharton (11)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWinsford North (230)Winsford Central (406)

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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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