Eastleigh Crime Overview

Eastleigh is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Hampshire, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Eastleigh in 2020 was 88 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Eastleigh is the 62nd most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 753rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, 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. January 2020 was also a bad month for Eastleigh residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for burglary, recording 33 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Eastleigh recorded 34 reports of criminal damage and arson during February 2020, making its crime rate of 1.2 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 1,037 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 38. This is 0.77% lower than 2019's figure of 1,045 offences and a difference of 0.29 from 2019's crime rate of 38. Eastleigh's least common crime is robbery, with 24 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 117% from 2019's figure of 52 crimes.

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Crime in Eastleigh Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Eastleigh This Year

 EastleighHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour68825.2033,04017.8629% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft451.652,4151.3121% more dangerous
Burglary1254.588,2094.443.1% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2408.7913,5517.3317% more dangerous
Drugs792.894,8442.629% more dangerous
Other Crime461.692,3661.2824% more dangerous
Other Theft1515.538,1904.4320% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons311.141,7250.9318% more dangerous
Public Order27310.0015,5268.3916% more dangerous
Robbery240.881,1700.6328% more dangerous
Shoplifting2087.627,9204.2844% more dangerous
Theft From the Person250.927910.4353% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1144.187,4604.033.6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,03737.9955,48129.9921% more dangerous

Eastleigh Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Milton1,33950.8373% safer
Aldershot3,37057.6052% safer
Totton and Eling1,89563.7338% safer
Andover3,28576.0715% safer
Eastleigh2,39887.84-

Crime Over Time in Eastleigh

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Eastleigh Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33121925Getting worse
Bicycle Theft3.33.671.6Safer
Burglary65.064.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121099Safer
Drugs2.11.52.32.9Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.71.61.7Getting worse
Other Theft8986Safer
Possession of Weapons0.620.591.11.1Getting worse
Public Order1110910Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.840.661.90.88Safer
Shoplifting89108Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.950.660.920.92Getting worse
Vehicle Crime564.54.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34363838Getting 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 2020.

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
Barnet67.7130% safer
Coventry77.4113% safer
Croydon83.226% safer
Sheffield85.812.4% safer
Bristol86.211.9% safer
Eastleigh87.84-
Leicester97.4410% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8715% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2818% more dangerous
Bradford133.0234% more dangerous
Leeds137.1036% more dangerous

Crime in Eastleigh's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Boyatt Wood53157Third
Central Eastleigh1,293139First
Eastleigh West1,01785Second

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 March, when Eastleigh saw a 407% increase in anti-social behaviour. 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%+24%-27%-38%-30%
Bicycle Theft-67%--94%-85%-85%-77%--67%-80%-75%
Burglary+50%-14%-89%-70%-29%-36%+67%-73%-61%-64%
Criminal Damage and Arson--33%+61%-15%-48%+84%-12%--58%-72%
Drugs+20%+350%+200%+300%+300%-33%--33%-73%-50%
Other Crime--83%+50%-33%+100%+75%--38%+25%-
Other Theft+27%-64%--30%-30%-63%-68%-75%-20%-53%
Possession of Weapons+67%--40%--+50%+50%+50%-67%+100%
Public Order-44%-13%+23%+47%+13%+105%-6%-13%-20%-43%
Robbery-67%--+100%---67%+150%--67%
Shoplifting-59%-63%-37%-30%-24%-14%-61%+48%-74%-53%
Theft From the Person+200%--80%+100%--33%-+400%-67%+200%
Vehicle Crime+150%+100%-22%-40%-27%-20%--59%-29%+20%
Violence and Sexual Offences-17%-23%-27%+7%-4%+23%+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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021