Chineham Crime Overview

Chineham is the safest small town in Hampshire, and is the 41st safest overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Chineham in 2020 was 26 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 169% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Chineham is the 85th safest small town, and the 4,061st safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Chineham was the worst small town in Hampshire for theft from the person, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2015 was also a bad month for Chineham residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Chineham are violence and sexual offences, with 80 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 5% higher than 2019's figure of 76 offences and a difference of 0.53 from 2019's crime rate of 10. Chineham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Chineham Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Chineham This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour547.0833,04017.86152% safer
Bicycle Theft30.392,4151.31236% safer
Burglary91.188,2094.44276% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121.5713,5517.33367% safer
Drugs30.394,8442.62572% safer
Other Crime30.392,3661.28228% safer
Other Theft141.848,1904.43141% safer
Possession of Weapons10.131,7250.93615% safer
Public Order273.5415,5268.39137% safer
Shoplifting253.287,9204.2830% safer
Theft From the Person40.527910.4317% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime182.367,4604.0371% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences8010.4955,48129.99186% safer

Chineham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West End38132.4019% more dangerous
Yateley72735.9928% more dangerous
Chandler's Ford90637.1430% more dangerous
Horndean51838.9033% more dangerous
Church Crookham44039.8835% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Chineham

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Chineham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour73.42.27Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson2.
Drugs0. worse
Other Crime1.00.520.790.39Safer
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons- change
Public Order2. worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.260.520.52Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.
Violence and Sexual Offences881010Getting worse

Changes In Chineham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Chineham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7161% more dangerous
Coventry77.4166% more dangerous
Croydon83.2269% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8170% more dangerous
Bristol86.2170% more dangerous
Leicester97.4473% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8775% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2876% more dangerous
Bradford133.0280% more dangerous
Leeds137.1081% more dangerous

Crime in Chineham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Chineham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Chineham saw a 1,100% increase in anti-social behaviour. Chineham saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 88% compared to July in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+100%-+600%+700%+33%-67%+50%+600%+1,100%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson--+400%----+50%--
Other Crime+100%---------
Other Theft-67%--------50%+100%
Public Order+100%+50%-75%-25%-60%-60%-67%--50%-
Vehicle Crime-+100%+33%----70%--+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-+40%+250%+100%-+60%-10%-50%-43%-58%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Chineham

What police force serves Chineham?
Chineham's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Chineham?
Chineham is the safest small town in Hampshire.
What is Chineham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Chineham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Chineham?
Chineham's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021