Hound Crime Overview

Hound is the most dangerous small town in Hampshire, and is the 38th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hound in 2020 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.68% higher than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hound is the 193rd most dangerous small town, and the 1,389th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Hound was the worst small town in Hampshire for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.53 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Hound residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.66 per 1,000 residents. Hound recorded 10 reports of vehicle crime during July 2019, making its crime rate of 1.3 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hound are violence and sexual offences, with 258 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 18% higher than 2019's figure of 212 offences and a difference of 6.08 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Hound's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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

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Crime in Hound Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Hound This Year

 HoundHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23230.6633,04017.8642% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.532,4151.31147% safer
Burglary354.638,2094.444.1% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson719.3813,5517.3322% more dangerous
Drugs192.514,8442.624.4% safer
Other Crime172.252,3661.2843% more dangerous
Other Theft202.648,1904.4368% safer
Possession of Weapons40.531,7250.9375% safer
Public Order729.5115,5268.3912% more dangerous
Robbery20.261,1700.63142% safer
Shoplifting60.797,9204.28442% safer
Vehicle Crime263.447,4604.0317% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25834.1055,48129.9912% more dangerous

Hound Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Whitehill75858.6020% safer
Petersfield90658.6420% safer
Fawley86061.2215% safer
Ringwood92763.4511% safer
Lymington and Pennington1,04463.7611% safer
Hound53470.57-

Crime Over Time in Hound

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Hound Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour24112231Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.660.401.70.53Safer
Burglary6584.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1011139Safer
Drugs0.931.61.72.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.42.52.2Getting worse
Other Theft653.62.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.790.400.790.53Safer
Public Order65610Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.400.260.26Safer
Shoplifting3.42.41.30.79Safer
Vehicle Crime93.283.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19232834Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Hound to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.714.2% safer
Hound70.57-
Coventry77.419% more dangerous
Croydon83.2215% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8118% more dangerous
Bristol86.2118% more dangerous
Leicester97.4428% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8731% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2834% more dangerous
Bradford133.0247% more dangerous
Leeds137.1049% more dangerous

Crime in Hound's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hamble-le-Rice44977First
Netley34463Second

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 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021