New Milton Crime Overview

New Milton is the safest medium-sized town in Hampshire, and is the 87th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in New Milton in 2020 was 51 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 38% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, New Milton is the 40th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,956th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, New Milton was the worst medium-sized town in Hampshire for burglary, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.53 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2020 was also a bad month for New Milton residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 20 crimes at a rate of 0.76 per 1,000 residents. New Milton recorded 4 reports of possession of weapons during January 2020, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst medium-sized town for possession of weapons in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in New Milton are violence and sexual offences, with 539 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 20. This is 0.37% higher than 2019's figure of 537 offences and a difference of 0.07 from 2019's crime rate of 20. New Milton's least common crime is theft from the person, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 40% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

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

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Crime in New Milton Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in New Milton This Year

 New MiltonHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2609.8733,04017.8681% safer
Bicycle Theft70.272,4151.31385% safer
Burglary1124.258,2094.444.5% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1425.3913,5517.3336% safer
Drugs1094.144,8442.6237% more dangerous
Other Crime180.682,3661.2888% safer
Other Theft702.668,1904.4367% safer
Possession of Weapons160.611,7250.9352% safer
Public Order1606.0715,5268.3938% safer
Robbery60.231,1700.63174% safer
Shoplifting793.007,9204.2843% safer
Theft From the Person50.197910.43126% safer
Vehicle Crime762.897,4604.0339% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences53920.4655,48129.9947% safer

New Milton Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Milton1,33950.83-
Aldershot3,37057.6012% more dangerous
Totton and Eling1,89563.7320% more dangerous
Andover3,28576.0733% more dangerous
Eastleigh2,39887.8442% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in New Milton

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New Milton Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1761110Safer
Bicycle Theft1.11.10.650.27Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.8675Safer
Drugs0.911.21.64.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.00.870.650.68Safer
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0.380.760.490.61Getting worse
Public Order4.84.05.06Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.190.300.23Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.270.110.19Safer
Vehicle Crime63.22.92.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17192020Getting worse

Changes In New Milton's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing New Milton to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
New Milton50.83-
Barnet67.7125% more dangerous
Coventry77.4134% more dangerous
Croydon83.2239% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8141% more dangerous
Bristol86.2141% more dangerous
Leicester97.4448% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8751% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2853% more dangerous
Bradford133.0262% more dangerous
Leeds137.1063% more dangerous

Crime in New Milton's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Barton on Sea22730Fourth
Hordle & Bashley30731Third
New Milton East55268Second
New Milton West50179First

New Milton Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of New Milton for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourHordle & Bashley (60)New Milton West (112)
Bicycle TheftNew Milton West (2)New Milton East (4)
BurglaryHordle & Bashley (38)New Milton East (37)
Criminal Damage and ArsonHordle & Bashley (27)New Milton West (61)
DrugsHordle & Bashley (22)New Milton West (52)
Other CrimeBarton on Sea (4)Hordle & Bashley (11)
Other TheftHordle & Bashley (15)New Milton West (28)
Possession of WeaponsNew Milton East (7)New Milton West (9)
Public OrderBarton on Sea (18)New Milton East (80)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Hordle & Bashley (2)New Milton West (3)
ShopliftingBarton on Sea (6)New Milton East (60)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Barton on Sea (1)New Milton East (4)
Vehicle CrimeHordle & Bashley (17)New Milton West (31)
Violence and Sexual OffencesBarton on Sea (82)New Milton West (226)

Crime in New Milton During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in New Milton change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when New Milton saw a 1,400% increase in drugs. New Milton saw a large fall in vehicle crime during September, when it fell by 88% compared to September in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+160%-26%-7%-31%-56%-16%+32%-15%+25%-59%
Bicycle Theft----+100%-50%-67%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-7%-17%+13%-41%+56%-41%-41%-53%-38%-31%
Other Crime-+100%+100%--67%-75%-50%-+200%-
Other Theft-20%-40%-73%-29%-11%-13%+50%+40%--50%
Possession of Weapons------+50%--+100%
Public Order+7%+117%-30%-44%-19%+33%-20%+50%+133%+100%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+57%+200%+40%+80%+150%--88%-73%-60%-57%
Violence and Sexual Offences-30%-11%-6%+23%+2%+21%+6%-19%-43%+4%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in New Milton

What police force serves New Milton?
New Milton's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is New Milton?
New Milton is the safest medium-sized town in Hampshire.
What is New Milton's most common crime?
The most common crimes in New Milton are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in New Milton?
New Milton's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021