Crime in Hampshire

Hampshire is the 23rd safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in Hampshire in 2020 was 44 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 19 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Hampshire's larger towns and cities, Andover is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Havant, and Rushmoor comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Hampshire, starting with Eastleigh which ranks as the safest area in Hampshire, followed up by Winchester in second place, and Basingstoke and Deane in third place.

Crime Map of Hampshire

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Hampshire Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour20,35612.03
Bicycle Theft1,0460.62
Burglary5,1133.02
Criminal Damage and Arson8,1014.79
Drugs2,7111.60
Other Crime1,4950.88
Other Theft5,2633.11
Possession of Weapons9640.57
Public Order9,1965.43
Robbery5280.31
Shoplifting3,7392.21
Theft From the Person3990.24
Vehicle Crime4,4502.63
Violence and Sexual Offences32,09018.96

Hampshire's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Hampshire
Alton1,0085215% more dangerous
Andover3,2637641% more dangerous
Basingstoke and Deane7,0614011% safer
Bishopstoke468451.6% more dangerous
Bramshott and Liphook380419% safer
Chandler's Ford8393429% safer
Chineham2663527% safer
Church Crookham4193817% safer
Denmead2393141% safer
Eastleigh2,29617158% safer
Fair Oak and Horton Heath492462.8% more dangerous
Fareham5,166440.18% more dangerous
Fawley8015722% more dangerous
Fleet996433.4% safer
Gosport5,5446532% more dangerous
Havant8,9507137% more dangerous
Hedge End965432.8% safer
Hook332417% safer
Horndean4923720% safer
Hound4125419% more dangerous
Hythe and Dibden1,0204910% more dangerous
Lymington and Pennington9806026% more dangerous
New Milton1,3335112% more dangerous
Newlands8812283% safer
Petersfield8175316% more dangerous
Ringwood8846127% more dangerous
Romsey7655215% more dangerous
Rushmoor6,6777137% more dangerous
Sheet291.92260% safer
Tadley460418% safer
Totton and Eling1,7515925% more dangerous
West End491426% safer
Whitehill6995418% more dangerous
Winchester2,9732486% safer
Yateley6773432% safer

Crime Trends in Hampshire

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1771012Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.11.21.30.62Safer
Burglary4.54.14.13.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7664.8Safer
Drugs1.11.11.21.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.950.960.890.88Safer
Other Theft4.65.04.73.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.490.540.57Getting worse
Public Order5.04.95.05Getting worse
Robbery0.250.330.430.31Safer
Shoplifting4.44.34.12.2Safer
Theft From the Person0.370.390.370.24Safer
Vehicle Crime4.14.44.32.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17192019Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021