Bishopstoke Crime Overview

Bishopstoke is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 95th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bishopstoke in 2020 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 44% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bishopstoke is the 383rd safest small town, and the 3,216th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Bishopstoke was the worst small town in Hampshire for burglary, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.4 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Bishopstoke residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents. Bishopstoke recorded 1 report of robbery during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for robbery in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Bishopstoke are violence and sexual offences, with 253 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 218 offences and a difference of 3.37 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Bishopstoke's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Bishopstoke Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Bishopstoke This Year

 BishopstokeHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13412.9133,04017.8638% safer
Bicycle Theft10.102,4151.311210% safer
Burglary545.208,2094.4415% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson343.2713,5517.33124% safer
Drugs222.124,8442.6224% safer
Other Crime161.542,3661.2817% more dangerous
Other Theft242.318,1904.4392% safer
Possession of Weapons50.481,7250.9394% safer
Public Order575.4915,5268.3953% safer
Robbery20.191,1700.63232% safer
Shoplifting90.877,9204.28392% safer
Theft From the Person10.107910.43330% safer
Vehicle Crime272.607,4604.0355% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25324.3755,48129.9923% safer

Bishopstoke Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Tadley49744.2210% safer
Hedge End1,02845.996% safer
Fleet1,08346.664.2% safer
Hook37646.893.7% safer
Fair Oak and Horton Heath51848.051.2% safer
Bishopstoke50548.64-
Hythe and Dibden1,10353.199% more dangerous
Alton1,07655.9213% more dangerous
Romsey82856.6314% more dangerous
Whitehill75858.6017% more dangerous
Petersfield90658.6417% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Bishopstoke

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Bishopstoke Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2171413Safer
Bicycle Theft0.670.290.390.10Safer
Burglary1.83.53.35Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson74.853.3Safer
Drugs0.290.390.672.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.670.770.391.5Getting worse
Other Theft3.51.82.02.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.190.100.670.48Getting worse
Public Order2.84.13.85Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.290.290.480.19Safer
Shoplifting1.21.11.20.87Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.290.100.100.10Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.83.22.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16192124Getting worse

Changes In Bishopstoke's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Bishopstoke to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Bishopstoke48.64-
Barnet67.7128% more dangerous
Coventry77.4137% more dangerous
Croydon83.2242% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8143% more dangerous
Bristol86.2144% more dangerous
Leicester97.4450% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8753% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2855% more dangerous
Bradford133.0263% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Bishopstoke's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bishopstoke43749First

Crime in Bishopstoke During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bishopstoke change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Bishopstoke saw a 900% increase in burglary. Bishopstoke saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during August, when it fell by 89% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+167%-38%-53%-27%-11%+6%-13%+50%-40%+17%
Burglary+250%+900%+50%-50%-67%-+300%-40%-83%+133%
Criminal Damage and Arson--+25%-67%-25%-89%+100%-75%-80%-43%
Drugs----+150%-+200%---
Other Crime+100%---------
Other Theft-+100%---33%---+100%-
Possession of Weapons----50%------
Public Order-33%+100%+800%-40%+175%+50%+67%-33%-33%-67%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-----33%+100%----
Vehicle Crime+200%-33%--50%-33%----25%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+33%+90%-30%+7%-12%+15%+9%-28%+64%+17%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Bishopstoke

What police force serves Bishopstoke?
Bishopstoke's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Bishopstoke?
Bishopstoke is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire.
What is Bishopstoke's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Bishopstoke are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Bishopstoke?
Bishopstoke's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021