Denmead Crime Overview

Denmead is among the top 10 safest small towns in Hampshire, and is the 124th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Denmead in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 63% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Denmead is the 287th safest small town, and the 3,937th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2019, Denmead was the worst small town in Hampshire for vehicle crime, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.7 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2018 was also a bad month for Denmead residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.66 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Denmead are violence and sexual offences, with 159 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 33% higher than 2019's figure of 107 offences and a difference of 6.85 from 2019's crime rate of 14. Denmead's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 200% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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See how Denmead shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Denmead and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Denmead Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Denmead This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour13417.6433,04017.861.2% safer
Bicycle Theft10.132,4151.31908% safer
Burglary293.828,2094.4416% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson314.0813,5517.3380% safer
Drugs40.534,8442.62394% safer
Other Crime30.392,3661.28228% safer
Other Theft212.768,1904.4361% safer
Possession of Weapons60.791,7250.9318% safer
Public Order405.2715,5268.3959% safer
Robbery20.261,1700.63142% safer
Shoplifting30.397,9204.28997% safer
Vehicle Crime273.557,4604.0314% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences15920.9355,48129.9943% safer

Denmead Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
West End38132.4032% safer
Yateley72735.9919% safer
Chandler's Ford90637.1416% safer
Horndean51838.9010% safer
Church Crookham44039.888% safer
Bramshott and Liphook41344.212.9% more dangerous
Tadley49744.223.0% more dangerous
Hedge End1,02845.997% more dangerous
Fleet1,08346.668% more dangerous
Hook37646.898% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Denmead

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Denmead Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1291518Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.130.790.390.13Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.6764.1Safer
Drugs0. worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft3.
Possession of Weapons0.13--0.79Getting worse
Public Order2.94.04.35Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.2683.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13201421Getting worse

Changes In Denmead's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Denmead to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7137% more dangerous
Coventry77.4145% more dangerous
Croydon83.2248% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8150% more dangerous
Bristol86.2150% more dangerous
Leicester97.4456% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8758% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2860% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in Denmead During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Denmead change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Denmead saw a 650% increase in violence and sexual offences. Denmead saw a large fall in burglary during August, when it fell by 86% compared to August in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+100%+100%+129%+50%+43%+69%-69%-73%-67%-64%
Criminal Damage and Arson-25%-25%-33%-40%----57%-+600%
Other Crime---50%-------
Other Theft--+500%+150%---50%-80%-+50%
Public Order+100%-25%+500%-60%+300%-+20%+67%+100%-20%
Vehicle Crime+33%+400%--83%-67%--60%--86%-71%
Violence and Sexual Offences+36%-+38%+650%+82%+82%+43%+83%+8%-38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Denmead

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021