Wistaston Crime Overview

Wistaston is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is the 75th safest overall out of Cheshire's 343 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wistaston in 2020 was 19 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 289% lower than the Cheshire rate of 73 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wistaston is the 30th safest small town, and the 2,422nd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2017, Wistaston was the worst small town in Cheshire for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2016 was also a bad month for Wistaston residents, when it was Cheshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Wistaston are violence and sexual offences, with 77 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 53% higher than 2019's figure of 36 offences and a difference of 5.23 from 2019's crime rate of 4.6. Wistaston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Wistaston Compared To Cheshire

Summary of Crimes in Wistaston This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour658.2827,84026.10215% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131,1161.05708% safer
Burglary81.023,3943.18212% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson202.557,6827.20182% safer
Drugs20.251,6241.52508% safer
Other Crime50.641,5201.43123% safer
Other Theft81.024,7224.43334% safer
Public Order182.2912,45111.67410% safer
Vehicle Crime81.022,3322.19115% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences779.8137,42735.09258% safer

Wistaston Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Great Boughton11013.1243% safer
Grappenhall and Thelwall16617.278% safer
Appleton18918.570.81% safer
Penketh15218.670.27% safer
Upton-by-Chester20323.9622% more dangerous
Poulton-with-Fearnhead55433.0443% more dangerous
Poynton-with-Worth48034.2345% more dangerous
Burtonwood and Westbrook41136.7849% more dangerous
Bollington34843.9757% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wistaston

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Wistaston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour4.84.13.78Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.510.380.250.13Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2. worse
Other Crime0.25-0.510.64Getting worse
Other Theft1.00.890.891.0Getting worse
Public Order1. worse
Vehicle Crime0.762.01.21.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3.64.64.610Getting worse

Changes In Wistaston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wistaston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7172% more dangerous
Coventry77.4176% more dangerous
Croydon83.2278% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8178% more dangerous
Bristol86.2178% more dangerous
Leicester97.4481% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8782% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2883% more dangerous
Bradford133.0286% more dangerous
Leeds137.1086% more dangerous

Crime in Wistaston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Crewe South West & Wistaston23630Second
Wistaston Green41167First

Crime in Wistaston During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Wistaston change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Wistaston saw a 900% increase in anti-social behaviour. Wistaston saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 75% compared to April in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+200%+300%+233%+300%-25%+100%+900%+300%+50%-67%
Criminal Damage and Arson--75%--+100%-75%----50%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft+100%---------
Public Order+100%--33%------50%-
Vehicle Crime----------
Violence and Sexual Offences+80%+60%+325%+67%+133%-67%+33%+100%+400%+300%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Wistaston

What police force serves Wistaston?
Wistaston's local territorial police force is the Cheshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Wistaston?
Wistaston is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cheshire.
What is Wistaston's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Wistaston are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Wistaston?
Wistaston's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021