Cheshire Chief Constable Mark Roberts

Dear Editor,
In Cheshire East overall, 80% of robbery, 94% of burglary and 98% of bike and personal theft went unsolved over the last three years.

These are the worst performance figures in Cheshire EVER.

In Crewe SW and Wistaston, over the last three years (6/2019-5/2022), Cheshire Police failed to solve a SINGLE burglary.

Despite this the Cheshire Chief Constable Mark Roberts said: “Burglary has always been a priority for Cheshire Constabulary and as such
we will always respond in person when a person’s home is targeted.”

How can it be a priority when a whopping 94% of burglaries go undetected?

The Chief Constable also said “The Cheshire Constabulary is one of the top performing forces in the country in terms of detecting burglaries both in homes and businesses.”

If Cheshire Police is one of the top performing forces in the country in terms of detecting burglaries, then I dread to think what the rest of the country is like!
The Chief Constable is living in a fantasy world and is simply unwilling to recognise the appalling performance figures on detecting robbery, burglary and bike and personal theft.

If he can’t dramatically improve performance in these areas then he should be sacked and a Chief Constable appointed who can deliver on keeping us safe from robbery, burglary and theft, should be appointed.

Yours faithfully,

Cllr Brian Silvester
Putting Crewe First


  1. Martin Bond says:

    Everyone seems to forget that over the last 12 years the police numbers nationally have been reduce by 20,000. How about taking that into account before you start handing out blame.

  2. Well said.It is worrying when we have a Chief Constable who has lost touch with reality.

  3. The Observer says:

    I believe Mr Sylvester has a point but saying that I also believe we must stop thinking about the police force of our childhood and how it functioned then. It does appear policing now is a very different kettle of fish and a copper walking round catching a bike thief is resigned to the likes of Dixon of Dock Green. The police now do a very poor job yet year on year they want more money for ever increasing technology and a poor Police Commisioner and unnecessary Deputy.

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