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.
Medium-Sized Towns, Hampshire
29% higher, regional crime rate
25% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||602||22.05||27,808||15.03||32% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||76||2.78||2,453||1.33||52% more dangerous|
|Burglary||123||4.51||7,474||4.04||10% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||251||9.19||14,046||7.59||17% more dangerous|
|Drugs||98||3.59||4,674||2.53||30% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||43||1.58||2,320||1.25||21% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||162||5.93||9,211||4.98||16% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||41||1.50||1,654||0.89||41% more dangerous|
|Public Order||358||13.11||18,964||10.25||22% more dangerous|
|Robbery||20||0.73||1,103||0.60||18% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||15||0.55||873||0.47||15% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||120||4.40||9,178||4.96||13% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,358||49.75||67,127||36.29||27% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Bus/Coach Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Monks Brook Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Coles Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Mitchell Road||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Somers Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bishopstoke Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Vileneuve St. George'S Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near George Wright Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bellevue Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Oak Tree Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Nutbeem Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near South Street||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Bus/Coach Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Shakespeare Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Bus/Coach Station||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Tommy Green Walk||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Weston Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||11||19||25||22||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||10||9||9||9||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.6||1.5||1.7||1.6||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.59||1.1||1.1||1.5||Getting worse|
|Public Order||10||9||10||13||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.66||1.9||0.88||0.73||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.66||0.92||0.92||0.55||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||36||38||38||50||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Eastleigh that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Jubilee Playing Field||-||-||-||-||6||2||2.4|
|Lakeside Country Park||27||3||1||1||10||10||2.2|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Coventry||102.24||0.32% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||9% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||17% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||21% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||23% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||32% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-||-33%||+61%||-8%||-43%||+79%||-12%||-||-58%||-72%|
|Possession of Weapons||+67%||-||-40%||-||-||+50%||+50%||+50%||-83%||+100%|
|Theft From the Person||+200%||-||-80%||+100%||-||-33%||-||+400%||-67%||+200%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-17%||-23%||-27%||+8%||-4%||+24%||+10%||-14%||-9%||-13%|