Cheshire crime stats

February 2024

Most crimes, 32.7k crimes were violent crimes which is 41.5% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 91% of national crime rate. Drugs crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 71.7% over the last twelve months.Cheshire crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →41.5%12. lowest91%32.7k-9.9%
Antisocial behaviour crime →14.6%15. lowest72%11.6k-13.0%
Public order crime →9.4%19. lowest92%7.4k-31.9%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.2%4. lowest71%5.7k-11.4%
Shoplifting crime →6.6%9. lowest72%5.2k28.8%
Other theft crime →6.3%4. lowest61%5.0k-7.5%
Drugs crime →3.4%18. highest97%2.7k71.7%
Burglary crime →3.3%9. lowest59%2.6k-6.1%
Vehicle crime →2.8%9. lowest35%2.2k-6.0%
Other crime →2.0%17. lowest84%1.5k10.4%
Bicycle theft crime →1.1%24. lowest78%893-3.3%
Possession of weapons crime →0.9%12. lowest73%67239.4%
Robbery crime →0.4%11. lowest26%3526.7%
Theft from the person crime →0.4%8. lowest14%296-16.4%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "drugs crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Drugs crime" rate is at 97% of national crime rate which puts Cheshire on 18. position out of 52 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Drugs crime" makes up 3.4% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 2.7k cases and has increased by 71.7% when compared year-over-year in the period of February 2023 - January 2024.

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