Crime Statistics for Boughton, Chester, Cheshire, 2024

Crime statistics for Boughton, Chester

There were a total of 403 street level crime incidents in Boughton in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Drugs.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Boughton, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime147
Drugs51
Public Order48
Anti Social Behaviour41
Shoplifting40
Other Theft24
Criminal Damage Arson19
Burglary12
Other Crime5
Possession Of Weapons5
Vehicle Crime5
Robbery2
Theft From The Person2
Bicycle Theft2
All Crime403

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Boughton. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

How grim is your Postcode?

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Boughton

We've taken the ten nearest places to Boughton and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Boughton has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Boughton403
Chester (0.62 miles)397
Hoole (0.88 miles)308
Lache (2.24 miles)70
Saltney (2.77 miles)43
Broughton (4.72 miles)41
Bretton (4.16 miles)37
Lower Kinnerton (5 miles)14
Lavister (5.55 miles)10
Gorstella (4.47 miles)0

11.9%
of Handbridge Park residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near Boughton?

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Boughton and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Boughton147
Chester137
Hoole114
Lache30
Saltney20
Broughton8
Bretton7
Lower Kinnerton5
Lavister4
Gorstella0

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Boughton?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Boughton to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Boughton compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Boughton and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Boughton is ranked #7.

#WardScore
1Sealand99
2Saltney Mold Junction98
3Saltney Stonebridge96
4Blacon76
5Chester City & the Garden Quarter58
6Lache56
7Handbridge Park37
8Newton & Hoole33
9Upton30
10Great Boughton26
11Christleton & Huntington19

Which road in Boughton has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Boughton with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Selkirk Road.

Last updated: March 2024
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