Crime Statistics for Chester, Cheshire, August 2021

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Crime Statistics for Chester, Chester, Cheshire
Crime Statistics for Chester, Chester, Cheshire
The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Chester using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 2021 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 434 street level crime incidents in Chester in August 2021. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Chester, 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 Crime162
Anti Social Behaviour108
Public Order72
Shoplifting19
Criminal Damage Arson18
Other Theft14
Other Crime8
Drugs7
Vehicle Crime7
Burglary6
Theft From The Person6
Possession Of Weapons3
Bicycle Theft2
Robbery2
All Crime434

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2021

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

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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 Chester

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Boughton (0.62 miles)466
Chester434
Hoole (1.39 miles)349
Lache (1.75 miles)80
Broughton (4.16 miles)46
Saltney (2.24 miles)42
Bretton (3.62 miles)41
Lower Kinnerton (4.47 miles)27
Little Mancot (4.96 miles)26
Gorstella (3.97 miles)5

4.9%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Chester

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Boughton181
Chester162
Hoole140
Lache27
Saltney16
Broughton12
Bretton10
Lower Kinnerton10
Little Mancot7
Gorstella3

Last updated: August 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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