Chester crime stats

The overall crime rate in Chester postcode area is 88.8 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 23.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 41.7% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 105% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 14.9% over the last twelve months.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 127% of national crime rate which puts Chester on 23. position out of 99 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Drugs crime" makes up 3.9% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 2.2k cases and has decreased by 10.4% when compared year-over-year in the period of June 2023 - May 2024.

Chester crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →41.7%41. highest105%23.6k-12.6%
Antisocial behaviour crime →13.9%31. lowest78%7.9k-16.0%
Public order crime →9.9%22. highest118%5.6k-35.5%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.5%49. highest98%4.8k-15.8%
Shoplifting crime →6.5%21. lowest76%3.7k14.9%
Other theft crime →5.9%14. lowest67%3.4k-12.4%
Drugs crime →3.9%23. highest127%2.2k-10.4%
Burglary crime →2.9%13. lowest60%1.6k-10.9%
Vehicle crime →2.4%11. lowest35%1.4k-22.4%
Other crime →2.1%47. highest99%1.2k-0.9%
Bicycle theft crime →0.8%36. lowest67%466-20.9%
Possession of weapons crime →0.8%29. lowest73%4317.7%
Robbery crime →0.4%20. lowest31%252-22.0%
Theft from the person crime →0.3%10. lowest14%190-28.6%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Chester crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Chester postcode area to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Chester crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticChester postcode area crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour12.315.7
Bicycle theft0.71.1
Criminal damage and arson7.67.7
Other crime1.91.9
Other theft5.27.8
Possession of weapons0.70.9
Public order8.87.4
Theft from the person0.32.1
Vehicle crime2.16.2
Violent crime37.035.1

Chester crime rate comparison map

Chester crime rate comparison map

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