Chester crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 24.7k crimes were violent crimes which is 40.6% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 109% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 22.5% over the last twelve months.Chester crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →40.6%38. highest109%24.7k-11.8%
Antisocial behaviour crime →14.3%38. lowest86%8.7k-7.3%
Public order crime →10.9%18. highest128%6.6k-28.5%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.5%48. highest101%5.2k-15.1%
Shoplifting crime →6.0%21. lowest81%3.6k22.5%
Other theft crime →5.7%12. lowest67%3.5k-6.6%
Drugs crime →4.0%15. highest140%2.5k-0.5%
Burglary crime →2.9%11. lowest62%1.7k-12.6%
Vehicle crime →2.7%12. lowest40%1.6k-12.1%
Other crime →1.9%47. highest98%1.1k-2.5%
Bicycle theft crime →0.9%40. lowest77%558-7.6%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%32. lowest76%43818.4%
Robbery crime →0.5%23. lowest37%3088.1%
Theft from the person crime →0.3%10. lowest15%196-39.5%
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 140% of national crime rate which puts Chester on 15. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Drugs crime" makes up 4.0% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 2.5k cases and has decreased by 0.5% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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