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Crime and Safety in Ringwood

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Ringwood is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 79th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 269 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ringwood 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, Ringwood is the 341st most dangerous small town, and the 2,099th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Ringwood was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Hampshire for burglary, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.96 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Ringwood residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for criminal damage and arson, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Ringwood recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during May 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for possession of weapons in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Ringwood are violence and sexual offences, with 326 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 4.3% higher than 2020's figure of 312 offences and a difference of 0.95 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Ringwood's least common crime is theft from the person, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Ringwood 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 Ringwood is 18% lower than the South East and 19% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ringwood Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ringwood 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 Ringwood

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202161893
202063927
201963926
201862907
201761888
201646671

Crime in Ringwood Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Ringwood This Year

 RingwoodHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1399.5127,80815.03 58% safer
Bicycle Theft70.482,4531.33 177% safer
Burglary1067.267,4744.04 44% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1087.3914,0467.59 2.7% safer
Drugs191.304,6742.53 95% safer
Other Crime70.482,3201.25 160% safer
Other Theft724.939,2114.98 1.0% safer
Possession of Weapons70.481,6540.89 85% safer
Public Order1288.7618,96410.25 17% safer
Robbery50.341,1030.60 76% safer
Shoplifting271.858,0724.36 136% safer
Theft From the Person40.278730.47 74% safer
Vehicle Crime775.279,1784.96 6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences32622.3167,12736.29 63% safer

Ringwood Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hook40150.0122% safer
Tadley59653.0315% safer
Bramshott and Liphook49753.2115% safer
West End64054.4312% safer
Hedge End1,26956.788% safer
Ringwood89361.12-
Hythe and Dibden1,26861.150.05% more dangerous
Petersfield1,00064.726% more dangerous
Alton1,25265.076% more dangerous
Whitehill87267.419% more dangerous
Lymington and Pennington1,11668.1610% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ringwood

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Recent Crimes in Ringwood

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Public orderOn or near East View RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketFormal action is not in the public interest
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hampton DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Gorley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near QueenswayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Meadow CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ebenezer LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Eastfield CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near College RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Middleton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hudson CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Nursery RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Brooks CloseOffender given a caution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Raleigh CloseOffender given a caution
March 2022Public orderOn or near Addison SquareUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Beechcroft MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Coniston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Waterloo WayLocal resolution

Ringwood Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour9131510 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.620.680.550.48 Safer
Burglary98107 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson119117 Safer
Drugs0.550.681.41.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.960.750.750.48 Safer
Other Theft764.54.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.620.550.410.48 Safer
Public Order664.69 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.270.140.34 Getting worse
Shoplifting4.74.02.21.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.340.550.270.27 Safer
Vehicle Crime5775 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17202122 Getting worse

Changes In Ringwood's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ringwood to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9353% safer
Birmingham49.6023% safer
Ringwood61.12-
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
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Ringwood's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Ringwood South64980First

Crime in Ringwood During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ringwood change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Ringwood saw a 300% increase in drugs. Ringwood saw a large fall in public order during April, when it fell by 93% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+25%-79%+33%+26%+42%+100%+20%-10%+14%-53%
Bicycle Theft----50%-50%-----
Burglary+27%-60%+22%-29%+89%-17%+86%+88%+250%-27%
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%+14%-75%+143%+90%-27%+44%+150%-33%-47%
Drugs+50%-----+200%+300%--
Other Crime-33%--50%--+50%----
Other Theft+67%-50%-38%+17%-29%--14%-33%-67%-70%
Possession of Weapons---50%-------
Public Order-63%-93%-50%-27%+20%+73%+167%+100%--67%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-78%--50%-33%-29%--71%-80%--86%
Theft From the Person-50%---------
Vehicle Crime-75%-50%-38%-40%+250%-28%-+267%+29%-76%
Violence and Sexual Offences--24%+63%+35%+61%+7%+23%-10%+19%-67%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ringwood

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

How dangerous is Ringwood?
Ringwood is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire.

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

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

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