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Crime and Safety in Hythe and Dibden

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Hythe and Dibden is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 78th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 269 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hythe and Dibden in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 30% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hythe and Dibden is the 340th most dangerous small town, and the 2,095th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Hythe and Dibden was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Hampshire for criminal damage and arson, with 15 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.72 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Hythe and Dibden residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.29 per 1,000 residents. Hythe and Dibden recorded 4 reports of other crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other crime in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hythe and Dibden are violence and sexual offences, with 606 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 509 offences and a difference of 4.67 from 2020's crime rate of 25. Hythe and Dibden's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Hythe and Dibden 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Hampshire

18% lower, regional crime rate

South East

19% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hythe and Dibden is 18% lower than the South East and 19% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hythe and Dibden Crime Rate Over Time

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Hythe and Dibden Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hythe and Dibden 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 Hythe and Dibden

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021611,268
2020531,103
2019521,074
2018511,055
201748997
201641852

Crime in Hythe and Dibden Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Hythe and Dibden This Year

 Hythe and DibdenHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28613.7927,80815.03 9% safer
Bicycle Theft60.292,4531.33 359% safer
Burglary683.287,4744.04 23% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1637.8614,0467.59 3.4% more dangerous
Drugs331.594,6742.53 59% safer
Other Crime211.012,3201.25 24% safer
Other Theft783.769,2114.98 32% safer
Possession of Weapons110.531,6540.89 68% safer
Public Order1386.6518,96410.25 54% safer
Robbery30.141,1030.60 329% safer
Shoplifting693.338,0724.36 31% safer
Theft From the Person50.248730.47 96% safer
Vehicle Crime673.239,1784.96 54% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences60629.2267,12736.29 24% safer

Hythe and Dibden Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Tadley59653.0315% safer
Bramshott and Liphook49753.2115% safer
West End64054.4312% safer
Hedge End1,26956.788% safer
Ringwood89361.120.05% safer
Hythe and Dibden1,26861.15-
Petersfield1,00064.726% more dangerous
Alton1,25265.076% more dangerous
Whitehill87267.419% more dangerous
Lymington and Pennington1,11668.1610% more dangerous
Romsey1,01469.3512% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hythe and Dibden

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Recent Crimes in Hythe and Dibden

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near FraysleaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kiln CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Moorland CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fairview CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Main RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Arnwood AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Burnett CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beaumaris GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cumberland WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Barclay MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near HawkhillUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Pine CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Harvey GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Victory CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Endeavour WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beech CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near A326Investigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Seward RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hythe and Dibden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7101514 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.430.680.480.29 Safer
Burglary2.73.93.93.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7768 Getting worse
Drugs1.01.11.41.6 Getting worse
Other Crime0.961.11.21.0 Safer
Other Theft4.162.53.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.630.290.530.53 Getting worse
Public Order64.387 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.10-0.240.14 Safer
Shoplifting2.52.22.33.3 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.290.190.24 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.23.52.53.2 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences24222529 Getting worse

Changes In Hythe and Dibden's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Hythe and Dibden's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Ewart Recreation Ground3----11.2
Hythe and Dibden Youth Football Club3-2-112.1

Comparing Hythe and Dibden to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9353% safer
Birmingham49.6023% safer
Hythe and Dibden61.15-
Barnet67.089% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0332% more dangerous
Bristol90.5232% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0650% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9459% more dangerous

Crime in Hythe and Dibden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hythe39753Third
Langdown & Dibden Purlieu65061First
Marchwood & Dibden50058Second

Crime in Hythe and Dibden During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hythe and Dibden change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Hythe and Dibden saw a 900% increase in public order. Hythe and Dibden saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 94% compared to November in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Hythe and Dibden's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+160%-6%+5%+81%+15%+100%+9%+25%+118%-56%
Bicycle Theft---+100%------
Burglary+60%-67%-45%+33%-67%+133%+400%-77%-25%+29%
Criminal Damage and Arson+10%-50%-40%-33%+64%-7%-18%-50%+100%-36%
Drugs+100%-50%-67%-60%+700%---+300%-
Other Crime---50%+200%-+33%----25%
Other Theft-89%--67%-40%-71%-56%-62%-78%-56%-67%
Possession of Weapons----+100%-----
Public Order+900%+200%+44%+86%-13%-7%+88%+57%+83%+133%
Shoplifting--25%-80%-50%+133%+100%-+100%--60%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-36%-75%-60%-56%+100%+150%-50%-86%-94%+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+116%-29%+14%-24%+10%+21%+19%-4%+3%-28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hythe and Dibden

What police force serves Hythe and Dibden?
Hythe and Dibden's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Hythe and Dibden?
Hythe and Dibden is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire.

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

What is the least common crime in Hythe and Dibden?
Hythe and Dibden's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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