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Crime and Safety in Wistaston

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Wistaston is among the top 5 safest small towns in Cheshire, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of Cheshire's 321 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Wistaston in 2021 was 2.9 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares similarly to Cheshire's overall crime rate, coming in 2344% lower than the Cheshire rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Wistaston is the 43rd safest small town, and the 206th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

The most common crimes in Wistaston are violence and sexual offences, with 11 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 1.4. This is 73% higher than 2020's figure of 3 offences and a difference of 1.02 from 2020's crime rate of 0.38. Wistaston's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Wistaston 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Cheshire

1652% lower, regional crime rate

North West

2509% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Wistaston is 1652% lower than the North West and 2509% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Wistaston Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Wistaston 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 Wistaston

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20212.923
20201.310
20191.713
20181.310
20171.08
20161.08

Crime in Wistaston Compared To Cheshire

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Summary of Crimes in Wistaston This Year

 WistastonCheshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour111.4021,87620.51 1365% safer
Bicycle Theft10.137150.67 415% safer
Burglary20.252,7482.58 932% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10.136,8936.46 4869% safer
Other Crime10.131,4011.31 908% safer
Public Order30.3812,87212.07 3076% safer
Vehicle Crime40.512,1342.00 292% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences111.4039,46637.00 2543% safer

Wistaston Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Poulton-with-Fearnhead40.241121% safer
Penketh30.37692% safer
Great Boughton40.48510% safer
Wistaston232.93-
Grappenhall and Thelwall353.6420% more dangerous
Upton-by-Chester384.4835% more dangerous
Birchwood494.7839% more dangerous
Appleton969.4369% more dangerous
Poynton-with-Worth40228.6790% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Wistaston

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Recent Crimes in Wistaston

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near Nantwich RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
December 2021Public orderOn or near Nantwich RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
December 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nantwich RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Public orderOn or near Nantwich RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
November 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nantwich RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaFurther action is not in the public interest
October 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Nantwich RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
October 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nantwich RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
September 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nantwich RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021BurglaryOn or near Nantwich RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
June 2021BurglaryOn or near Nantwich RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
June 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nantwich RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Wistaston Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour0.640.381.51.4 Getting worse
Burglary0.130.250.130.25 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson-0.130.250.13No change
Other Crime-0.13-0.13No change
Public Order0.380.380.510.38No change
Vehicle Crime0.13--0.51 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences-0.510.381.4 Getting worse

Changes In Wistaston's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Wistaston to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Wistaston2.93-
Barnet67.0896% more dangerous
Croydon82.4896% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0597% more dangerous
Bristol90.5297% more dangerous
Coventry102.2497% more dangerous
Leicester111.5997% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0698% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6498% more dangerous
Bradford132.2898% more dangerous
Leeds150.9498% more dangerous

Crime in Wistaston's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Crewe South West & Wistaston21928Second
Wistaston Green37361First

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 June, when Wistaston saw a 100% increase in anti-social behaviour. Wistaston saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during December, when it fell by 0% compared to December in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour---+100%------
Criminal Damage and Arson----------
Public Order----------

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 town 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.

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