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.
Second Most Dangerous
Medium-Sized Towns, Hampshire
21% higher, regional crime rate
16% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
|England, Wales & NI|
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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||680||15.75||27,808||15.03||4.6% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||35||0.81||2,453||1.33||64% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||303||7.02||14,046||7.59||8% safer|
|Drugs||175||4.05||4,674||2.53||38% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||78||1.81||2,320||1.25||31% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||198||4.58||9,211||4.98||9% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||49||1.13||1,654||0.89||21% more dangerous|
|Public Order||538||12.46||18,964||10.25||18% more dangerous|
|Robbery||33||0.76||1,103||0.60||21% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||34||0.79||873||0.47||41% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||97||2.25||9,178||4.96||120% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,167||50.18||67,127||36.29||28% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Other theft||On or near George Yard||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near High Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Sobers Square||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Sidmouth Road||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near London Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Burnhams Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near A3057||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Camelot Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Mead Road||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Hendren Square||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Ash Tree Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near London Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Witan Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near George Yard||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near King'S Yard||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Agravaine Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near London Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||9||8||6||7||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.60||1.3||1.2||1.1||Getting worse|
|Public Order||9||10||10||12||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.63||0.86||0.67||0.76||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.90||0.72||0.67||0.79||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||38||38||38||50||Getting worse|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||102.24||11% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||19% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||26% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||30% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||31% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||40% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Andover Newbury Road||985||128||First|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-20%||-32%||-58%||-17%||-27%||-37%||-44%||-23%||-22%||+10%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-40%||-25%||-||-||+200%||+50%||+40%||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-60%||-||-||-||-||+300%||-||+50%||-33%||+67%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+23%||-16%||-8%||-12%||+10%||+9%||-29%||-7%||+15%||-7%|