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Crime and Safety in Eastleigh, Hampshire

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Eastleigh is the most dangerous medium-sized towns in Hampshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Eastleigh in 2021 was 102 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Eastleigh is the 50th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 554th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Eastleigh was the worst medium-sized town in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.29 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Eastleigh residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 24 crimes at a rate of 0.88 per 1,000 residents. Eastleigh recorded 23 reports of criminal damage and arson during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.84 the worst medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Eastleigh are violence and sexual offences, with 1,358 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 50. This is 24% higher than 2020's figure of 1,033 offences and a difference of 11.91 from 2020's crime rate of 38. Eastleigh's least common crime is theft from the person, with 15 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 25 crimes.

Eastleigh 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Hampshire

29% higher, regional crime rate

South East

25% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Eastleigh is 29% higher than the South East and 25% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Eastleigh Crime Rate Over Time

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Eastleigh Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Eastleigh represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Eastleigh

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211022,782
2020872,383
2019992,703
2018932,531
2017922,513
2016681,848

Crime in Eastleigh Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Eastleigh This Year

 EastleighHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour60222.0527,80815.03 32% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft762.782,4531.33 52% more dangerous
Burglary1234.517,4744.04 10% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2519.1914,0467.59 17% more dangerous
Drugs983.594,6742.53 30% more dangerous
Other Crime431.582,3201.25 21% more dangerous
Other Theft1625.939,2114.98 16% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons411.501,6540.89 41% more dangerous
Public Order35813.1118,96410.25 22% more dangerous
Robbery200.731,1030.60 18% more dangerous
Shoplifting1174.298,0724.36 1.6% safer
Theft From the Person150.558730.47 15% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1204.409,1784.96 13% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,35849.7567,12736.29 27% more dangerous

Eastleigh Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Milton1,57259.6871% safer
Aldershot3,94267.3751% safer
Totton and Eling2,20274.0638% safer
Andover3,92790.9312% safer
Eastleigh2,782101.91-

Crime Over Time in Eastleigh

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Recent Crimes in Eastleigh

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Monks Brook CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Coles CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Mitchell RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Somers WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bishopstoke RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Vileneuve St. George'S WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near George Wright CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bellevue RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Oak Tree WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Nutbeem RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near South StreetLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bus/Coach StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shakespeare RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Bus/Coach StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Tommy Green WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Weston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Eastleigh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11192522 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft3.571.52.8 Safer
Burglary4.964.64.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10999 Safer
Drugs1.52.22.93.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.51.71.6 Getting worse
Other Theft9856 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.591.11.11.5 Getting worse
Public Order1091013 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.661.90.880.73 Safer
Shoplifting91084.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.660.920.920.55 Safer
Vehicle Crime64.54.14.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36383850 Getting worse

Changes In Eastleigh's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Eastleigh's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Eastleigh that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Jubilee Playing Field----622.4
Lakeside Country Park2731110102.2

Comparing Eastleigh to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0852% safer
Croydon82.4824% safer
Sheffield90.0513% safer
Bristol90.5213% safer
Eastleigh101.91-
Coventry102.240.32% more dangerous
Leicester111.599% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0617% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6421% more dangerous
Bradford132.2823% more dangerous
Leeds150.9432% more dangerous

Crime in Eastleigh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Boyatt Wood64369Third
Central Eastleigh1,429154First
Eastleigh West1,18599Second

Crime in Eastleigh During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Eastleigh change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Eastleigh saw a 433% increase in drugs. Eastleigh saw a large fall in bicycle theft during May, when it fell by 94% compared to May in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Eastleigh's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+407%-12%+40%+60%+42%+44%+22%-27%-38%-28%
Bicycle Theft-67%--94%-85%-87%-77%--67%-93%-75%
Burglary+50%-14%-89%-70%-29%-36%+67%-73%-61%-64%
Criminal Damage and Arson--33%+61%-8%-43%+79%-12%--58%-72%
Drugs+20%+350%+200%+300%+433%-33%--33%-73%-50%
Other Crime--83%+50%-33%+100%+133%--38%+25%-
Other Theft+27%-64%--26%-26%-63%-68%-79%-20%-53%
Possession of Weapons+67%--40%--+50%+50%+50%-83%+100%
Public Order-44%-13%+23%+47%+13%+105%-7%-13%-25%-43%
Robbery-67%--+100%---67%+150%--67%
Shoplifting-59%-63%-37%-30%-24%-14%-61%+48%-74%-50%
Theft From the Person+200%--80%+100%--33%-+400%-67%+200%
Vehicle Crime+133%+100%-22%-40%-27%-20%--59%-29%+20%
Violence and Sexual Offences-17%-23%-27%+8%-4%+24%+10%-14%-9%-13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Eastleigh

What police force serves Eastleigh?
Eastleigh's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Eastleigh?
Eastleigh is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Hampshire.

What is Eastleigh's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Eastleigh are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Eastleigh?
Eastleigh's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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