NEW data shows that most types of crime reported in Warrington rose between September and October 2022.

Crimes are considered 'reported crimes' due to the fact that one crime may have been reported several times - for instance, a robbery, or public order offence.

The data, which has been collated by, shows that reported crimes in categories such as violent and sexual offences, antisocial behaviour, and criminal damage and arson increased from September to October.

The revelation of the increasing number of violent and sexual offences comes as an investigation by the Warrington Guardian uncovered the low rates of convictions for sexual offenders in Warrington, with one charity saying that rape survivors in the town are 'unlikely to see justice.'

'Violent and sexual offences' is the category that consistently has the highest number of reported crimes each month in Warrington, largely due to the fact that the category covers such a wide variety of crimes.

However, some categories experienced a fall in the number of crimes reported between September and October this year, including reported robberies, and 'theft from the person' offences.

Regarding the spread of crimes across Warrington, as is common across the UK, more crimes are committed closer to the centre of the town.

More rural areas such as Croft and Culcheth experience fewer crimes, likely as a result of a lower population combined with a larger area.

Speaking to the Warrington Guardian about encouraging victims of crimes to come forward to Cheshire Police and report crimes, Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said: "Delivering justice for victims is a key priority in my Police and Crime Plan and I want survivors to feel confident in reporting what has happened.

“For that to happen, people need to feel they will be supported throughout the criminal justice process.

"I want people in Warrington to be reassured that we are on track to have the highest number of officers we have ever had since Cheshire’s boundaries were set in the 1970s."