Chester crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 24.2k crimes were violent crimes which is 41.1% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 107% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 18.5% 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 →41.1%40. highest107%24.2k-12.6%
Antisocial behaviour crime →14.4%35. lowest84%8.5k-7.8%
Public order crime →10.4%20. highest124%6.2k-33.3%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.4%47. lowest97%4.9k-17.8%
Shoplifting crime →6.2%24. lowest80%3.7k18.5%
Other theft crime →5.8%12. lowest68%3.4k-9.0%
Drugs crime →3.8%23. highest128%2.2k-13.4%
Burglary crime →2.9%11. lowest62%1.7k-12.9%
Vehicle crime →2.6%11. lowest38%1.5k-16.1%
Other crime →1.9%47. highest98%1.1k-2.2%
Bicycle theft crime →0.9%38. lowest76%532-11.3%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%27. lowest72%42411.6%
Robbery crime →0.5%20. lowest36%289-3.3%
Theft from the person crime →0.3%12. lowest16%196-32.9%
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 128% of national crime rate which puts Chester on 23. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Drugs crime" makes up 3.8% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 2.2k cases and has decreased by 13.4% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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