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Crime and Safety in Hook, Hampshire

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Hook is among the top 10 safest small towns in Hampshire, and is the 128th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 269 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hook in 2021 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 59% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hook is the 344th safest small town, and the 3,227th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Hook was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() 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 SmallTown.ToInlineText() 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 SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hook are violence and sexual offences, with 164 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 13% higher than 2020's figure of 143 offences and a difference of 2.62 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Hook's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.

Hook 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Hampshire

44% lower, regional crime rate

South East

46% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hook is 44% lower than the South East and 46% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hook Crime Rate Over Time

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Hook Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hook 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 Hook

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202150401
202047376
201946372
201842340
201737300
201629232

Crime in Hook Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hook This Year

 HookHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour617.6127,80815.03 98% safer
Bicycle Theft50.622,4531.33 115% safer
Burglary202.497,4744.04 62% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson253.1214,0467.59 143% safer
Drugs50.624,6742.53 308% safer
Other Crime91.122,3201.25 12% safer
Other Theft516.369,2114.98 22% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons60.751,6540.89 19% safer
Public Order516.3618,96410.25 61% safer
Robbery20.251,1030.60 140% safer
Shoplifting202.498,0724.36 75% safer
Vehicle Crime435.369,1784.96 7% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences16420.4567,12736.29 77% safer

Hook Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Horndean62246.717% safer
Chandler's Ford1,14747.026% safer
Fleet1,09447.136% safer
Fair Oak and Horton Heath52448.602.9% safer
Bishopstoke51349.411.2% safer
Hook40150.01-
Tadley59653.036% more dangerous
Bramshott and Liphook49753.216% more dangerous
West End64054.438% more dangerous
Hedge End1,26956.7812% more dangerous
Ringwood89361.1218% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hook

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Recent Crimes in Hook

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bartley WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elms RoadLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Old School RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Osborn WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Reading RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Reading RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022BurglaryOn or near Bartley WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Charles CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022DrugsOn or near Old School RoadLocal resolution
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Garden CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketAction to be taken by another organisation
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bowling Green DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazel CoppiceUnable to prosecute suspect

Hook Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour513128 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.620.870.120.62 Getting worse
Burglary4.653.52.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson564.73.1 Safer
Drugs1.61.21.20.62 Safer
Other Crime1.00.372.01.1 Getting worse
Other Theft4.164.26 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.750.250.250.75 Getting worse
Public Order4.4556 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.750.250.370.25 Safer
Shoplifting1.92.14.02.5 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime673.25 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11111820 Getting worse

Changes In Hook's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hook's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Hook that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Hartletts Park8-1-113.4
King George V Playing Fields----121.4

Comparing Hook to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9325% safer
Birmingham49.600.83% safer
Hook50.01-
Barnet67.0825% more dangerous
Croydon82.4839% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0344% more dangerous
Bristol90.5245% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% 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 10 safest 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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