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Crime and Safety in Hedge End

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Hedge End is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 98th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 269 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hedge End in 2021 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 40% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hedge End is the 394th most dangerous small town, and the 2,480th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Hedge End was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Hedge End residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 14 crimes at a rate of 0.63 per 1,000 residents. Hedge End recorded 6 reports of drugs during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.27 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hedge End are violence and sexual offences, with 488 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 406 offences and a difference of 3.67 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Hedge End's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Hedge End 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, Hampshire

27% lower, regional crime rate

South East

28% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hedge End is 27% lower than the South East and 28% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hedge End Crime Rate Over Time

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Hedge End Crime Map

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

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Hedge End

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021571,269
2020451,011
2019511,135
2018551,227
2017531,193
201634763

Crime in Hedge End Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hedge End This Year

 Hedge EndHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30213.5127,80815.03 11% safer
Bicycle Theft180.812,4531.33 64% safer
Burglary582.597,4744.04 56% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1305.8214,0467.59 30% safer
Drugs301.344,6742.53 89% safer
Other Crime180.812,3201.25 54% safer
Other Theft843.769,2114.98 32% safer
Possession of Weapons110.491,6540.89 82% safer
Public Order1677.4718,96410.25 37% safer
Robbery20.091,1030.60 567% safer
Shoplifting1777.928,0724.36 45% more dangerous
Theft From the Person90.408730.47 18% safer
Vehicle Crime773.459,1784.96 44% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences48821.8367,12736.29 66% safer

Hedge End Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bishopstoke51349.4115% safer
Hook40150.0114% safer
Tadley59653.037% safer
Bramshott and Liphook49753.217% safer
West End64054.434.3% safer
Hedge End1,26956.78-
Ringwood89361.127% more dangerous
Hythe and Dibden1,26861.157% more dangerous
Petersfield1,00064.7212% more dangerous
Alton1,25265.0713% more dangerous
Whitehill87267.4116% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hedge End

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Recent Crimes in Hedge End

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Locke RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Marsh GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Taplin DriveFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Kings Copse RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wellstead WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Herald RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Flanders RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak Tree GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Spring GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Thurmell WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Herald RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Gullycroft MeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Herald RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ardingly CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Watkin RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Arthurs GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rustan CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hedge End Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour10111314 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.850.890.630.81 Safer
Burglary3.33.72.72.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson83.856 Getting worse
Drugs0.720.941.31.3 Getting worse
Other Crime1.11.10.940.81 Safer
Other Theft3.02.92.53.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.540.220.490.49 Getting worse
Public Order6667 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.540.040.09 Safer
Shoplifting874.18 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.540.130.40 Safer
Vehicle Crime54.52.93.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18181822 Getting 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 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Greta Park5---403.2

Comparing Hedge End to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9342% safer
Birmingham49.6014% safer
Hedge End56.78-
Barnet67.0815% more dangerous
Croydon82.4831% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0337% more dangerous
Bristol90.5237% more dangerous
Leicester111.5949% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0654% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9462% more dangerous

Crime in Hedge End's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hedge End South56157First

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 90% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+54%-35%+50%+8%+126%+15%-18%-33%+54%-
Bicycle Theft---+200%+100%---67%--50%
Burglary-38%+200%-50%-67%-33%+60%+100%-57%-53%+250%
Criminal Damage and Arson-29%--38%+150%-44%+67%--25%+114%+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%-14%+25%+75%+10%-13%+10%+44%
Shoplifting-67%--18%-27%-20%-43%-25%-22%-42%+25%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-64%+150%-20%-55%--90%-40%+9%-50%-13%
Violence and Sexual Offences-21%-35%+42%-40%+6%-18%+20%-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 most dangerous 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).

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