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Crime and Safety in Aldershot, Hampshire

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Aldershot is the second safest medium-sized town in Hampshire, and is the 64th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aldershot in 2021 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aldershot is the 80th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,700th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Aldershot was the worst medium-sized town in Hampshire for criminal damage and arson, with 37 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.63 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Aldershot residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.27 per 1,000 residents. Aldershot recorded 5 reports of bicycle theft during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.09 the worst medium-sized town for bicycle theft in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Aldershot are violence and sexual offences, with 1,865 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 12% higher than 2020's figure of 1,638 offences and a difference of 3.88 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Aldershot's least common crime is theft from the person, with 21 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 24% from 2020's figure of 16 crimes.

Aldershot 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Medium-Sized Towns, Hampshire

7% lower, regional crime rate

South East

13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Aldershot is 7% lower than the South East and 13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Aldershot Crime Rate Over Time

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Aldershot Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Aldershot represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Aldershot

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021673,942
2020603,496
2019673,943
2018653,793
2017583,411
2016512,983

Crime in Aldershot Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Aldershot This Year

 AldershotHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour86014.7027,80815.03 2.2% safer
Bicycle Theft320.552,4531.33 142% safer
Burglary1352.317,4744.04 75% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3846.5614,0467.59 16% safer
Drugs1452.484,6742.53 2.0% safer
Other Crime751.282,3201.25 2.3% more dangerous
Other Theft2744.689,2114.98 6% safer
Possession of Weapons440.751,6540.89 19% safer
Public Order5329.0918,96410.25 13% safer
Robbery240.411,1030.60 46% safer
Shoplifting2323.978,0724.36 10% safer
Theft From the Person210.368730.47 31% safer
Vehicle Crime1793.069,1784.96 62% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,86531.8767,12736.29 14% safer

Aldershot Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Milton1,57259.6813% safer
Aldershot3,94267.37-
Totton and Eling2,20274.069% more dangerous
Andover3,92790.9326% more dangerous
Eastleigh2,782101.9134% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aldershot

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Recent Crimes in Aldershot

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nelson StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Alexandra RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Alma CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Friend AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Knollys RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Denmark SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cargate HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hawthorn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Hospital HillLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Highland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Friend AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Western RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South Atlantic DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lower Farnham RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Aldershot Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13161815 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.911.20.460.55 Safer
Burglary3.44.32.52.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8977 Safer
Drugs2.01.62.32.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.31.01.3 Getting worse
Other Theft64.03.44.7 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.850.841.00.75 Safer
Public Order7889 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.390.550.560.41 Safer
Shoplifting74.23.04.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.480.630.270.36 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.24.42.13.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25282832 Getting worse

Changes In Aldershot's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Aldershot's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Aldershot that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Aldershot Manor Park33--110.92
Brickfields Park11--100.93

Comparing Aldershot to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.080.43% safer
Aldershot67.37-
Croydon82.4818% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0525% more dangerous
Bristol90.5226% more dangerous
Coventry102.2434% more dangerous
Leicester111.5940% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Aldershot's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aldershot Manor Park36156Fourth
Aldershot North Town55073Third
Aldershot Park55892First
Aldershot Rowhill69092Second

Aldershot Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourAldershot Manor Park (80)Aldershot North Town (140)
Bicycle TheftAldershot North Town (1)Aldershot Park (5)
BurglaryAldershot Manor Park (12)Aldershot Park (19)
Criminal Damage and ArsonAldershot Manor Park (19)Aldershot Park (67)
DrugsAldershot Rowhill (19)Aldershot Park (22)
Other CrimeAldershot North Town (6)Aldershot Rowhill (13)
Other TheftAldershot Manor Park (14)Aldershot Rowhill (63)
Possession of WeaponsAldershot Manor Park (2)Aldershot Park (6)
Public OrderAldershot North Town (52)Aldershot Rowhill (110)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Aldershot Manor Park (1)Aldershot Rowhill (7)
ShopliftingAldershot Park (8)Aldershot North Town (52)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Aldershot North Town (2)Aldershot Manor Park (4)
Vehicle CrimeAldershot Park (16)Aldershot North Town (30)
Violence and Sexual OffencesAldershot Manor Park (194)Aldershot Park (294)

Crime in Aldershot During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Aldershot change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Aldershot saw a 600% increase in drugs. Aldershot saw a large fall in bicycle theft during July, when it fell by 91% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+8%+34%+20%-2%+54%-7%-5%-1%-11%
Bicycle Theft+100%-67%--40%-91%-69%-88%-67%-67%+100%
Burglary-31%-63%-7%-32%-53%-71%-13%-57%-55%-17%
Criminal Damage and Arson-13%-18%-42%-33%-21%+20%-6%-42%+14%-19%
Drugs-69%-+225%+43%+333%+600%+25%+56%+240%+33%
Other Crime-54%-60%+17%+20%+50%+33%-+167%-43%-75%
Other Theft-5%+120%-29%--5%+33%-41%-18%-25%-63%
Possession of Weapons-+50%+25%+50%-+40%+175%-50%+250%-20%
Public Order-14%+21%-33%+9%-5%+4%-44%-5%+45%-11%
Robbery+33%+67%+100%-50%-75%-33%+50%-86%--
Shoplifting-64%-44%-63%-43%-67%+83%+57%+41%-39%-19%
Theft From the Person---25%--40%+100%--60%--
Vehicle Crime-59%-52%-65%-39%-67%-21%-67%-65%-74%-47%
Violence and Sexual Offences-28%+19%+6%+20%-+15%+7%+1%-22%+7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Aldershot

What police force serves Aldershot?
Aldershot's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Aldershot?
Aldershot is the second safest medium-sized town in Hampshire.

What is Aldershot's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Aldershot are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Aldershot?
Aldershot's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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