Hedge End Crime Overview

Hedge End is among the top 10 safest small towns in Hampshire, and is the 103rd most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hedge End in 2020 was 46 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 52% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hedge End is the 336th safest small town, and the 3,519th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, Hedge End was the worst small town in Hampshire for other crime, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Hedge End residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for public order, recording 11 crimes at a rate of 0.49 per 1,000 residents. Hedge End recorded 7 reports of shoplifting during October 2020, making its crime rate of 0.31 the worst small town for shoplifting in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hedge End are violence and sexual offences, with 414 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 19. This is the same as 2019's figure of 414 offences and a difference of 0.00 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Hedge End's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 1100% from 2019's figure of 12 crimes.

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

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Crime in Hedge End Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Hedge End This Year

 Hedge EndHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30313.5633,04017.8632% safer
Bicycle Theft140.632,4151.31108% safer
Burglary602.688,2094.4466% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1195.3213,5517.3338% safer
Drugs301.344,8442.6296% safer
Other Crime210.942,3661.2836% safer
Other Theft572.558,1904.4374% safer
Possession of Weapons110.491,7250.9390% safer
Public Order1436.4015,5268.3931% safer
Robbery10.041,1700.631475% safer
Shoplifting914.077,9204.285% safer
Theft From the Person30.137910.43231% safer
Vehicle Crime642.867,4604.0341% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences41418.5255,48129.9962% safer

Hedge End Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Horndean51838.9018% safer
Church Crookham44039.8815% safer
Denmead32642.917% safer
Bramshott and Liphook41344.214.0% safer
Tadley49744.224.0% safer
Hedge End1,02845.99-
Fleet1,08346.661.4% more dangerous
Hook37646.891.9% more dangerous
Fair Oak and Horton Heath51848.054.3% more dangerous
Bishopstoke50548.645% more dangerous
Hythe and Dibden1,10353.1914% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hedge End

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Hedge End Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour20101114Safer
Bicycle Theft1.10.850.890.63Safer
Burglary4.03.33.82.7Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson683.95Safer
Drugs0.850.720.941.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.11.10.94Safer
Other Theft3.03.02.92.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.540.220.49Getting worse
Public Order6666Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.270.540.04Safer
Shoplifting7874.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.310.540.13Safer
Vehicle Crime654.62.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17181919Getting worse

Changes In Hedge End's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hedge End's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Hedge End that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Greta Park5---403.2

Comparing Hedge End to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hedge End45.99-
Barnet67.7132% more dangerous
Coventry77.4141% more dangerous
Croydon83.2245% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2147% more dangerous
Leicester97.4453% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Hedge End's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hedge End South41542First

Crime in Hedge End During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hedge End change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Hedge End saw a 500% increase in other theft. Hedge End saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 91% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+43%-35%+48%+15%+126%+15%-18%-33%+54%-
Bicycle Theft---+200%+100%---67%--50%
Burglary-38%+200%-50%-67%-43%+60%+100%-57%-53%+250%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%--38%+183%-44%+78%--13%+129%+250%
Drugs-60%-33%-+200%---50%+67%-33%+400%
Other Crime+300%---60%--+100%+50%--
Other Theft+100%-25%-50%+125%+500%-80%-67%-67%+133%-40%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-18%-31%-22%-7%+25%+75%+20%-13%+10%+44%
Shoplifting-67%--18%-27%-20%-43%-25%-22%-42%+25%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-64%+150%-20%-55%--91%-40%+9%-50%-13%
Violence and Sexual Offences-21%-32%+46%-43%+11%-13%+23%-9%-43%+24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hedge End

What police force serves Hedge End?
Hedge End's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Hedge End?
Hedge End is among the top 10 safest small towns in Hampshire.
What is Hedge End's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hedge End are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hedge End?
Hedge End's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021