Aldershot Crime Overview

Aldershot is the second safest medium-sized town in Hampshire, and is the 62nd most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aldershot in 2020 was 58 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aldershot is the 57th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,293rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Aldershot was the worst medium-sized town in Hampshire for criminal damage and arson, with 32 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.55 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Aldershot residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for bicycle theft, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.07 per 1,000 residents. Aldershot recorded 11 reports of burglary during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst medium-sized town for burglary in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Aldershot are violence and sexual offences, with 1,593 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 27. This is 2.9% higher than 2019's figure of 1,547 offences and a difference of 0.79 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Aldershot's least common crime is theft from the person, with 16 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 125% from 2019's figure of 36 crimes.

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Crime in Aldershot Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Aldershot This Year

 AldershotHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,01417.3333,04017.863.1% safer
Bicycle Theft280.482,4151.31173% safer
Burglary1442.468,2094.4480% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4016.8513,5517.337% safer
Drugs1252.144,8442.6222% safer
Other Crime651.112,3661.2815% safer
Other Theft1873.208,1904.4338% safer
Possession of Weapons550.941,7250.931.1% more dangerous
Public Order4297.3315,5268.3914% safer
Robbery310.531,1700.6319% safer
Shoplifting1712.927,9204.2847% safer
Theft From the Person160.277910.4359% safer
Vehicle Crime1252.147,4604.0388% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,59327.2355,48129.9910% safer

Aldershot Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Milton1,33950.8313% safer
Aldershot3,37057.60-
Totton and Eling1,89563.7310% more dangerous
Andover3,28576.0724% more dangerous
Eastleigh2,39887.8434% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aldershot

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Aldershot Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour27111517Safer
Bicycle Theft0.990.821.10.48Safer
Burglary2.43.24.12.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8887Safer
Drugs1.61.91.42.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.870.990.991.1Getting worse
Other Theft4.053.93.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.550.820.790.94Getting worse
Public Order7677Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.360.360.550.53Getting worse
Shoplifting674.02.9Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.580.460.620.27Safer
Vehicle Crime3.44.14.42.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences21242627Getting 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 2020.

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
Aldershot57.60-
Barnet67.7115% more dangerous
Coventry77.4126% more dangerous
Croydon83.2231% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8133% more dangerous
Bristol86.2133% more dangerous
Leicester97.4441% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8744% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2846% more dangerous
Bradford133.0257% more dangerous
Leeds137.1058% more dangerous

Crime in Aldershot's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aldershot Manor Park29045Fourth
Aldershot North Town55673Second
Aldershot Park44373Third
Aldershot Rowhill65086First

Aldershot Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Aldershot for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourAldershot Manor Park (67)Aldershot North Town (192)
Bicycle TheftAldershot Manor Park (1)Aldershot North Town (5)
BurglaryAldershot Manor Park (11)Aldershot North Town (32)
Criminal Damage and ArsonAldershot Manor Park (43)Aldershot Rowhill (69)
DrugsAldershot Manor Park (13)Aldershot Rowhill (33)
Other CrimeAldershot Manor Park (3)Aldershot North Town (10)
Other TheftAldershot North Town (25)Aldershot Park (26)
Possession of WeaponsAldershot Manor Park (4)Aldershot Rowhill (9)
Public OrderAldershot Manor Park (31)Aldershot Park (67)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Aldershot Manor Park (2)Aldershot Park (7)
ShopliftingAldershot Manor Park (5)Aldershot North Town (31)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Aldershot Manor Park (1)Aldershot Rowhill (6)
Vehicle CrimeAldershot Manor Park (13)Aldershot Rowhill (21)
Violence and Sexual OffencesAldershot Manor Park (141)Aldershot Rowhill (335)

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 May, when Aldershot saw a 550% increase in drugs. Aldershot saw a large fall in bicycle theft during July, when it fell by 90% compared to July in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Aldershot's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+55%-1%+40%+35%+3%+44%-7%+5%-5%-18%
Bicycle Theft--67%-75%-20%-90%-64%-88%-63%-60%+200%
Burglary-35%-65%+7%-24%-56%-75%-12%-50%-60%-8%
Criminal Damage and Arson-10%-14%-38%-32%-28%+16%-20%-44%-5%-
Drugs-83%+9%+550%+13%+300%+300%+60%+133%+225%+33%
Other Crime-38%+225%+17%-17%+25%+200%+133%+300%--86%
Other Theft-23%+100%-43%--17%+33%-35%-15%-40%-74%
Possession of Weapons+50%+50%+67%+50%--+175%-50%+250%-25%
Public Order-9%+32%-42%+13%-2%-6%-35%+8%+52%-22%
Robbery+33%+67%--50%-75%-33%+50%-86%+400%+100%
Shoplifting-62%-40%-58%-43%-67%+91%+64%+35%-33%-24%
Theft From the Person---25%--25%+100%--60%--
Vehicle Crime-61%-60%-67%-28%-74%-39%-66%-65%-68%-29%
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%+41%+6%+21%-1%+8%+17%+4%-15%+4%

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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021