HERE’S what the latest crime data shows for Warrington – with one offence type almost doubling in the past month.

The town saw an overall rise in reported incidents of crime in March 2024, which is the latest period for which data is available.

Monthly data has now been released by the Home Office, including the number of crimes reported on each street in the town.

As per the figures released on – which is run by the Home Office – it has been revealed that 1,329 crimes were reported across the town in March.

Among them was vehicle crime, which has almost doubled from the precious month from 35 to 64 reports.

There is a discrepancy with the figures due to the fact that the police log ‘reported crimes’, which means that some crimes that went unreported will not be in the figures.

Equally, some crimes may have been reported more than once.

The figures show the number of reported crimes in March was up 31 from February, when reports stood at 1,298 – but fell compared to the 1,638 reported in March 2023.

Across Warrington, the streets with the most crimes reported in March were:

  • Hollins Lane – 14
  • Radnor Street – 12
  • Patten Lane – 11
  • Winwick View – 10
  • Chapel Yard – 10

In terms of crimes reported from public areas, March’s figures were as follows:

  • Supermarket – 55
  • Petrol station – 39
  • Shopping area – 39
  • Parking area – 36
  • Nightclub – 13
  • Police Station – 9
  • Hospital – 9
  • Prison – 7
  • Sports or recreation area – 6
  • Further or higher educational building – 4
  • Bus or coach station - 3
  • Park or open space – 1

While some categories of crime rose in February compared to the previous month, others fell.

Violent and sexual offences continue to be the most prevalent type of crime in Warrington with 592 reports in March, which was up from 543 in February.

This is followed by anti-social behaviour – down to 136 from 145 – and public disorder, which remains the same at 107.

Overall, anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, shoplifting and theft form a person was down.

But bicycle theft, burglary, drugs, ‘other crime’, ‘other theft’, possession of weapons, robbery, vehicle crime and violent and sexual offences were all up.

In terms of the outcomes of these reports, 628 remain under investigation, according to the data, while 74 are awaiting action.

However, 565 resulted in no prosecution, for reasons such as no suspect being identified, being unable to prosecute a suspect and further action not being in the public interest.

All information is taken from and is accurate at the time of writing.