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Crime and Safety in Andover

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Andover is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Hampshire, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Andover in 2021 was 91 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 13% higher than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Andover is the 67th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 777th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Andover was the worst medium-sized town in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Andover residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.25 per 1,000 residents. Andover recorded 17 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.39 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Andover are violence and sexual offences, with 2,167 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 25% higher than 2020's figure of 1,626 offences and a difference of 12.53 from 2020's crime rate of 38. Andover's least common crime is robbery, with 33 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 12% from 2020's figure of 29 crimes.

Andover 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Hampshire

21% higher, regional crime rate

South East

16% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Andover is 21% higher than the South East and 16% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Andover Crime Rate Over Time

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Andover Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Andover 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 Andover

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021913,927
2020763,285
2019833,597
2018863,734
2017853,655
2016632,710

Crime in Andover Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Andover This Year

 AndoverHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour68015.7527,80815.03 4.6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft350.812,4531.33 64% safer
Burglary982.277,4744.04 78% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3037.0214,0467.59 8% safer
Drugs1754.054,6742.53 38% more dangerous
Other Crime781.812,3201.25 31% more dangerous
Other Theft1984.589,2114.98 9% safer
Possession of Weapons491.131,6540.89 21% more dangerous
Public Order53812.4618,96410.25 18% more dangerous
Robbery330.761,1030.60 21% more dangerous
Shoplifting1222.828,0724.36 55% safer
Theft From the Person340.798730.47 41% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime972.259,1784.96 120% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,16750.1867,12736.29 28% more dangerous

Andover Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Milton1,57259.6852% safer
Aldershot3,94267.3735% safer
Totton and Eling2,20274.0623% safer
Andover3,92790.93-
Eastleigh2,782101.9111% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Andover

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Recent Crimes in Andover

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near George YardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sobers SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Sidmouth RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Burnhams CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near A3057Investigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Camelot CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mead RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Hendren SquareInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ash Tree RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Witan CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near George YardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near King'S YardInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Agravaine CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Andover Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10151616 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.60.931.10.81 Safer
Burglary4.14.03.62.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9867 Safer
Drugs2.02.43.34.0 Getting worse
Other Crime2.01.31.81.8 Safer
Other Theft654.34.6 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.601.31.21.1 Getting worse
Public Order9101012 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.630.860.670.76 Getting worse
Shoplifting973.22.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.900.720.670.79 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.83.52.82.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38383850 Getting worse

Changes In Andover's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Andover's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Watermills Park3---120.34

Comparing Andover to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0836% safer
Croydon82.4810% safer
Sheffield90.050.98% safer
Bristol90.520.45% safer
Andover90.93-
Coventry102.2411% more dangerous
Leicester111.5919% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0626% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6430% more dangerous
Bradford132.2831% more dangerous
Leeds150.9440% more dangerous

Crime in Andover's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Andover Central835104Second
Andover Newbury Road985128First
Andover South51564Third

Crime in Andover During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Andover change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Andover saw a 800% increase in drugs. Andover saw a large fall in shoplifting during May, when it fell by 86% compared to May in 2019. Criminal Damage and Arson saw a fall in every month of Andover's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+138%+10%-14%-3%+13%-11%+19%-9%-11%-31%
Bicycle Theft+50%---60%+150%-25%-67%+133%+467%-
Burglary+123%-57%-42%-53%+23%-8%+9%-63%+30%-33%
Criminal Damage and Arson-20%-32%-58%-17%-27%-37%-44%-23%-22%+10%
Drugs-29%+40%+30%+800%+140%+43%+50%-13%-+9%
Other Crime-75%-29%+233%+200%+83%+400%-13%-17%+150%-
Other Theft-13%-67%-21%-78%-45%-46%+35%-5%+38%+6%
Possession of Weapons--40%-25%--+200%+50%+40%--
Public Order--19%+16%-31%+45%+18%+4%-9%-24%-48%
Robbery--50%-+300%-25%+100%-75%-40%-50%-50%
Shoplifting-86%-83%-86%-79%-84%-52%-11%+8%+25%-45%
Theft From the Person-60%----+300%-+50%-33%+67%
Vehicle Crime-43%-47%--63%-+36%-82%-5%-11%-20%
Violence and Sexual Offences+23%-16%-8%-12%+10%+9%-29%-7%+15%-7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Andover

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

How dangerous is Andover?
Andover is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Hampshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Andover?
Andover's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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