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Chester crime stats

The overall crime rate in Chester city is 105.8 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 3.7k crimes were violent crimes which is 39.0% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 116% of national crime rate. Drugs crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 101.5% 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 213% of national crime rate which puts Chester on 5. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Drugs crime" makes up 5.6% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "drugs crime" is 538 cases and has increased by 101.5% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Chester crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime39.0%38. lowest116%3.7k-9.6%
Antisocial behaviour crime13.4%44. lowest88%1.3k-17.0%
Shoplifting crime10.0%51. lowest141%96316.3%
Public order crime9.4%50. highest131%903-34.3%
Other theft crime6.8%27. lowest90%654-7.9%
Criminal damage and arson crime6.3%11. lowest85%6040.8%
Drugs crime5.6%5. highest213%538101.5%
Burglary crime2.5%10. lowest62%244-20.0%
Vehicle crime2.0%2. lowest33%189-16.4%
Other crime1.7%31. lowest95%16114.2%
Bicycle theft crime1.4%44. highest133%134-4.3%
Possession of weapons crime0.9%29. lowest104%8727.9%
Theft from the person crime0.7%34. lowest32%66-10.8%
Robbery crime0.4%5. lowest33%39-4.9%
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 city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Chester crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticChester city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour14.116.1
Bicycle theft1.51.1
Burglary2.74.3
Criminal damage and arson6.67.8
Drugs5.92.8
Other crime1.81.9
Other theft7.28.0
Possession of weapons1.00.9
Public order9.97.6
Robbery0.41.3
Shoplifting10.67.5
Theft from the person0.72.2
Vehicle crime2.16.3
Violent crime41.235.4

Chester crime rate comparison map

Chester crime rate comparison map

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