Hythe and Dibden Crime Overview

Hythe and Dibden is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 80th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hythe and Dibden in 2020 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 32% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hythe and Dibden is the 400th most dangerous small town, and the 2,691st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Hythe and Dibden was the worst small town in Hampshire for burglary, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.87 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for Hythe and Dibden residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Hythe and Dibden recorded 14 reports of public order during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.68 the worst small town for public order in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Hythe and Dibden are violence and sexual offences, with 509 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 9% higher than 2019's figure of 464 offences and a difference of 2.17 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Hythe and Dibden's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Hythe and Dibden Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Hythe and Dibden This Year

 Hythe and DibdenHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour30914.9033,04017.8620% safer
Bicycle Theft100.482,4151.31173% safer
Burglary813.918,2094.4414% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1215.8313,5517.3326% safer
Drugs291.404,8442.6287% safer
Other Crime241.162,3661.2810% safer
Other Theft512.468,1904.4380% safer
Possession of Weapons110.531,7250.9375% safer
Public Order1607.7215,5268.399% safer
Robbery50.241,1700.63162% safer
Shoplifting472.277,9204.2889% safer
Theft From the Person40.197910.43126% safer
Vehicle Crime512.467,4604.0364% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences50924.5555,48129.9922% safer

Hythe and Dibden Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hedge End1,02845.9916% safer
Fleet1,08346.6614% safer
Hook37646.8913% safer
Fair Oak and Horton Heath51848.0511% safer
Bishopstoke50548.649% safer
Hythe and Dibden1,10353.19-
Alton1,07655.924.9% more dangerous
Romsey82856.636% more dangerous
Whitehill75858.609% more dangerous
Petersfield90658.649% more dangerous
Fawley86061.2213% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hythe and Dibden

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Hythe and Dibden Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour2271015Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.480.430.680.48Safer
Burglary3. worse
Criminal Damage and Arson8776Safer
Drugs0.821.01.11.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.961.11.2Getting worse
Other Theft3.94.162.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.100.630.290.53Getting worse
Public Order564.38Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.10-0.24Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.05-0.290.19Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences19242225Getting 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 2020.

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
Hythe and Dibden53.19-
Barnet67.7121% more dangerous
Coventry77.4131% more dangerous
Croydon83.2236% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8138% more dangerous
Bristol86.2138% more dangerous
Leicester97.4445% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8748% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2850% more dangerous
Bradford133.0260% more dangerous
Leeds137.1061% more dangerous

Crime in Hythe and Dibden's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Langdown & Dibden Purlieu55952Second
Marchwood & Dibden46854First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+160%-6%+5%+81%+15%+100%+9%+25%+118%-56%
Bicycle Theft---+100%------
Criminal Damage and Arson+10%-50%-40%-33%+64%-7%-18%-50%+100%-36%
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%
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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021