Hook Crime Overview

Hook is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 101st most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hook in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 49% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hook is the 351st safest small town, and the 3,404th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Hook was the worst small town in Hampshire for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.50 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Hook residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.37 per 1,000 residents. Hook recorded 4 reports of drugs during November 2019, making its crime rate of 0.50 the worst small town for drugs in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hook are violence and sexual offences, with 143 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 36% higher than 2019's figure of 92 offences and a difference of 6.36 from 2019's crime rate of 11. Hook's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 600% from 2019's figure of 7 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Hook This Year

 HookHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9311.6033,04017.8654% safer
Bicycle Theft10.122,4151.31992% safer
Burglary283.498,2094.4427% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson384.7413,5517.3355% safer
Drugs101.254,8442.62110% safer
Other Crime162.002,3661.2836% more dangerous
Other Theft344.248,1904.434.5% safer
Possession of Weapons20.251,7250.93272% safer
Public Order435.3615,5268.3957% safer
Robbery30.371,1700.6370% safer
Shoplifting323.997,9204.287% safer
Vehicle Crime263.247,4604.0324% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14317.8355,48129.9968% safer

Crime in Hook Compared To Hampshire

Hook Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Denmead32642.919% safer
Bramshott and Liphook41344.216% safer
Tadley49744.226% safer
Hedge End1,02845.992.0% safer
Fleet1,08346.660.49% safer
Hook37646.89-
Fair Oak and Horton Heath51848.052.4% more dangerous
Bishopstoke50548.643.6% more dangerous
Hythe and Dibden1,10353.1912% more dangerous
Alton1,07655.9216% more dangerous
Romsey82856.6317% more dangerous

Hook Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1251312Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.120.620.870.12Safer
Burglary4.94.653.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson5564.7Safer
Drugs1.61.61.21.2Safer
Other Crime1.01.00.372.0Getting worse
Other Theft3.24.164.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.620.750.250.25Safer
Public Order3.24.455Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.120.750.250.37Safer
Shoplifting1.81.92.14.0Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.9673.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12111118Getting worse

Changes In Hook's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Hook to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hook46.89-
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4139% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8145% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8754% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2856% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Hook During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hook change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Hook saw a 1,050% increase in violence and sexual offences. Hook saw a large fall in other theft during November, when it fell by 88% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+300%--10%+133%-8%-36%-55%-69%+220%-50%
Burglary+67%---+300%-80%-67%+25%-25%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson--40%-67%+67%-75%--67%-83%+50%-33%
Drugs--------50%--
Other Crime---+200%---+100%--
Other Theft--86%--25%+25%-67%--86%-88%+250%
Public Order+150%-75%--40%-67%--60%+20%+100%+300%
Shoplifting--33%--+20%-67%+300%--+700%
Vehicle Crime-83%-50%-25%-40%-40%-60%-80%---25%
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%+80%-42%+367%-+1,050%+50%-33%+20%-18%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hook

What police force serves Hook?
Hook's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Hook?
Hook is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire.
What is Hook's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hook are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hook?
Hook's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021