Basingstoke is the third most dangerous major town in Hampshire, and is the 38th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 269 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Basingstoke in 2021 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.9% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Basingstoke is the 43rd safest major town, and the 1,212nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Basingstoke was the worst LargeTown.ToInlineText() in Hampshire for burglary, with 30 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Basingstoke residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous LargeTown.ToInlineText() for bicycle theft, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.05 per 1,000 residents. Basingstoke recorded 89 reports of criminal damage and arson during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.78 the worst LargeTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson in Hampshire that month.
The most common crimes in Basingstoke are violence and sexual offences, with 4,418 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 39. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 3,927 offences and a difference of 4.29 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Basingstoke's least common crime is theft from the person, with 68 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 7% from 2020's figure of 63 crimes.
Third Most Dangerous
Major Towns, Hampshire
6% higher, regional crime rate
4.9% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Basingstoke is 6% higher than the South East and 4.9% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Basingstoke represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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Last updated: 11 May, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||1,820||15.91||27,808||15.03||6% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||71||0.62||2,453||1.33||115% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||867||7.58||14,046||7.59||0.13% safer|
|Other Crime||167||1.46||2,320||1.25||14% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||494||4.32||9,211||4.98||15% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||119||1.04||1,654||0.89||14% more dangerous|
|Public Order||1,135||9.92||18,964||10.25||3.3% safer|
|Robbery||81||0.71||1,103||0.60||15% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||68||0.59||873||0.47||20% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||347||3.03||9,178||4.96||64% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||4,418||38.62||67,127||36.29||6% more dangerous|
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|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Taverner Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Cherry Tree Walk||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Gainsborough Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Strauss Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Popley Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Further/Higher Educational Building||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Esher Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Pinkerton Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Elder Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hubbard Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Eastrop Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Burglary||On or near Westside Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Rossini Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||10||8||7||8||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.4||1.4||1.5||1.5||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||1.2||1.2||1.2||1.0||Safer|
|Public Order||9||8||10||10||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.93||1.2||0.83||0.71||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.85||0.73||0.55||0.59||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||34||34||34||39||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Basingstoke that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|King George V Playing Fields||3||-||-||2||3||2||7|
|Russell Howard Park||12||1||1||1||10||0||3.5|
|Whiteditch Playing Field||6||-||1||-||3||4||6|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||82.48||7% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.03||15% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||15% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||31% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||38% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||42% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||49% more dangerous|
Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Basingstoke, followed by Houndmills & Oakridge in second place, and South Ham & West Ham as the third most dangerous area. Basingstoke's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Chineham, Kempshott, and Viables.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop||1,458||189||First|
|Buckskin & Worting||621||82||Seventh|
|Daneshill & Little Basing||514||62||Ninth|
|Houndmills & Oakridge||879||118||Second|
|South Ham & West Ham||832||107||Third|
|Winklebury & Rooksdown||871||83||Sixth|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Basingstoke for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Chineham (44)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (321)|
|Bicycle Theft||Chineham (1)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (17)|
|Burglary||Chineham (6)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (46)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Chineham (17)||South Ham & West Ham (113)|
|Drugs||Kempshott (3)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (57)|
|Other Crime||Kempshott (3)||Popley (42)|
|Other Theft||Chineham (7)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (84)|
|Possession of Weapons||Kempshott (1)||Houndmills & Oakridge (21)|
|Public Order||Chineham (14)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (236)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Viables (2)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (20)|
|Shoplifting||Chineham (1)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (151)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Viables (1)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (33)|
|Vehicle Crime||Kempshott (7)||Kings Furlong (43)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Kempshott (79)||Basingstoke Central, Black Dam & Eastrop (648)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Basingstoke change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Basingstoke saw a 700% increase in bicycle theft. Basingstoke saw a large fall in bicycle theft during April, when it fell by 94% compared to April in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Basingstoke's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-27%||-21%||-7%||+22%||+11%||-19%||-33%||-11%||-8%||-40%|
|Possession of Weapons||+29%||+233%||+8%||-19%||+21%||+13%||-47%||-38%||+10%||+83%|
|Theft From the Person||-13%||-||-67%||+400%||-||+33%||-50%||-75%||-78%||+114%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+0%||-16%||-4%||+9%||-2%||+20%||+15%||-9%||-17%||-26%|