Chandler's Ford Crime Overview

Chandler's Ford is among the top 5 safest small towns in Hampshire, and is the 108th safest overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chandler's Ford in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 89% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chandler's Ford is the 200th safest small town, and the 4,960th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Chandler's Ford was the worst small town in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Chandler's Ford residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 0.82 per 1,000 residents. Chandler's Ford recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during July 2020, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for theft from the person in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Chandler's Ford are violence and sexual offences, with 375 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 21% lower than 2019's figure of 453 offences and a difference of 3.20 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Chandler's Ford's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 550% from 2019's figure of 13 crimes.

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Crime in Chandler's Ford Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Chandler's Ford This Year

 Chandler's FordHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27111.1133,04017.8661% safer
Bicycle Theft210.862,4151.3152% safer
Burglary833.408,2094.4431% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson994.0613,5517.3381% safer
Drugs180.744,8442.62254% safer
Other Crime170.702,3661.2883% safer
Other Theft642.628,1904.4369% safer
Possession of Weapons100.411,7250.93127% safer
Public Order1064.3515,5268.3993% safer
Robbery20.081,1700.63688% safer
Shoplifting371.527,9204.28182% safer
Theft From the Person110.457910.434.4% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime632.587,4604.0356% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences37515.3755,48129.9995% safer

Chandler's Ford Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chineham19926.0942% safer
West End38132.4015% safer
Yateley72735.993.2% safer
Chandler's Ford90637.14-
Horndean51838.904.5% more dangerous
Church Crookham44039.887% more dangerous
Denmead32642.9113% more dangerous
Bramshott and Liphook41344.2116% more dangerous
Tadley49744.2216% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chandler's Ford

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Chandler's Ford Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour136611Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.861.90.740.86Safer
Burglary653.33.4Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson64.63.74.1Safer
Drugs0.700.900.780.74Safer
Other Crime0.860.530.980.70Safer
Other Theft4.54.63.42.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.410.250.41Getting worse
Public Order3.43.63.94.4Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.700.530.08Safer
Shoplifting3.23.21.81.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.410.290.570.45Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.33.83.22.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12141915Getting worse

Changes In Chandler's Ford's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Chandler's Ford to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Chandler's Ford37.14-
Barnet67.7145% more dangerous
Coventry77.4152% more dangerous
Croydon83.2255% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8157% more dangerous
Bristol86.2157% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Chandler's Ford's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Chandler's Ford West26634First
Hiltingbury18220Second

Crime in Chandler's Ford During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chandler's Ford change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Chandler's Ford saw a 450% increase in burglary. Chandler's Ford saw a large fall in other crime during May, when it fell by 75% compared to May in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Chandler's Ford's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+400%+57%+142%+107%+38%+150%+65%-28%+243%+113%
Bicycle Theft---+25%+200%-50%--50%--50%
Burglary-36%+67%-67%-33%+450%-36%-38%-25%+29%+333%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%+75%-25%+17%-44%+160%-40%+38%-20%-38%
Drugs---33%--29%--+100%-50%-
Other Crime--67%-75%-50%--+200%-67%--67%
Other Theft+25%-63%-43%-71%-25%-50%+20%-33%+300%-75%
Possession of Weapons---+100%------
Public Order+33%--9%-30%+38%+83%-8%-8%-38%+20%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--40%+200%-57%-+200%-67%-33%-71%-
Theft From the Person-+200%-------50%-
Vehicle Crime-25%-60%-14%-57%-40%-43%--40%-67%-8%
Violence and Sexual Offences+6%-41%-24%-72%-40%+22%+42%+16%-40%-31%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chandler's Ford

What police force serves Chandler's Ford?
Chandler's Ford's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Chandler's Ford?
Chandler's Ford is among the top 5 safest small towns in Hampshire.
What is Chandler's Ford's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Chandler's Ford are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Chandler's Ford?
Chandler's Ford's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021