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Crime and Safety in Hound

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Hound is the second most dangerous small town in Hampshire, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 269 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hound in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 11% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hound is the 225th most dangerous small town, and the 1,413rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Hound was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Hampshire for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.66 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Hound residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.53 per 1,000 residents. Hound recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during December 2017, making its crime rate of 0.40 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hound are violence and sexual offences, with 279 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 37. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 258 offences and a difference of 2.77 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Hound's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Hound 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Hampshire

0.01% lower, regional crime rate

South East

1.3% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hound is 0.01% lower than the South East and 1.3% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hound Crime Rate Over Time

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Hound Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hound 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 Hound

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202172544
202071534
201974562
201860452
201764484
201649369

Crime in Hound Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hound This Year

 HoundHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18924.9827,80815.03 40% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft91.192,4531.33 12% safer
Burglary273.577,4744.04 13% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson668.7214,0467.59 13% more dangerous
Drugs91.194,6742.53 113% safer
Other Crime60.792,3201.25 58% safer
Other Theft334.369,2114.98 14% safer
Possession of Weapons40.531,6540.89 68% safer
Public Order8310.9718,96410.25 7% more dangerous
Robbery20.261,1030.60 131% safer
Shoplifting91.198,0724.36 266% safer
Theft From the Person10.138730.47 262% safer
Vehicle Crime162.119,1784.96 135% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27936.8767,12736.29 1.6% more dangerous

Hound Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Petersfield1,00064.7211% safer
Alton1,25265.0710% safer
Whitehill87267.417% safer
Lymington and Pennington1,11668.165% safer
Romsey1,01469.353.7% safer
Hound54471.89-
Fawley1,01171.970.11% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hound

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Recent Crimes in Hound

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Denzil AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Queens ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near ShalcombeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Netley Lodge CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Queens ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near RookleyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Chamberlayne RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Botley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hunt AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Grange CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Garfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denzil AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Denzil AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Garfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Robin PlaceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near BowcombeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Beach LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hound Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11223125 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.401.70.531.2 Getting worse
Burglary584.63.6 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111399 Safer
Drugs1.61.72.51.2 Safer
Other Crime1.42.52.20.79 Safer
Other Theft53.62.64.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.400.790.530.53 Safer
Public Order561011 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.260.260.26 Safer
Shoplifting2.41.30.791.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)---0.13No change
Vehicle Crime3.283.42.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23283437 Getting worse

Changes In Hound's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hound's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King Georges Field4----22.4

Comparing Hound to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9380% safer
Birmingham49.6045% safer
Barnet67.087% safer
Hound71.89-
Croydon82.4813% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0320% more dangerous
Bristol90.5221% more dangerous
Leicester111.5936% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0642% more dangerous
Bradford132.2846% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Hound's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hamble-le-Rice47782First
Netley33461Second

Crime in Hound During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hound change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Hound saw a 300% increase in anti-social behaviour. Hound saw a large fall in burglary during November, when it fell by 90% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+300%--8%+39%+88%+93%+131%+14%+24%-21%
Bicycle Theft--50%--------
Burglary+100%-40%-71%-43%-56%--75%-40%-90%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%-79%-63%+67%+175%--25%-50%+17%+29%
Drugs+300%---50%--+50%---
Other Crime-80%--+50%--50%----
Other Theft-50%+100%+100%-50%+100%-67%-50%-25%--
Possession of Weapons-----+100%----
Public Order+50%-60%+33%+40%+267%+100%+100%+150%+100%+25%
Shoplifting+100%---------
Vehicle Crime--88%-50%-89%-80%-80%---25%-33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+12%-28%+86%+16%-17%+64%+47%-34%+100%-46%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hound

What police force serves Hound?
Hound's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Hound?
Hound is the second most dangerous small town in Hampshire.

What is Hound's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hound are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Hound?
Hound's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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