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Crime and Safety in Romsey

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Romsey is the third most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 59th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Romsey in 2021 was 69 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 15% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Romsey is the 258th most dangerous small town, and the 1,578th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Romsey was the worst small town in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Romsey residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for other theft, recording 17 crimes at a rate of 1.2 per 1,000 residents. Romsey recorded 3 reports of possession of weapons during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Romsey are violence and sexual offences, with 367 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 25. This is 26% higher than 2020's figure of 272 offences and a difference of 6.50 from 2020's crime rate of 19. Romsey's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 25% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Romsey 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Hampshire

3.7% lower, regional crime rate

South East

10% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Romsey is 3.7% lower than the South East and 10% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Romsey Crime Rate Over Time

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Romsey Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Romsey represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Romsey

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021691,014
202057828
201959866
201858851
201752755
201642614

Crime in Romsey Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Romsey This Year

 RomseyHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour26217.9227,80815.03 16% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft181.232,4531.33 8% safer
Burglary815.547,4744.04 27% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson1057.1814,0467.59 6% safer
Drugs191.304,6742.53 95% safer
Other Crime120.822,3201.25 52% safer
Other Theft1198.149,2114.98 39% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.621,6540.89 44% safer
Public Order1298.8218,96410.25 16% safer
Robbery40.271,1030.60 122% safer
Shoplifting473.218,0724.36 36% safer
Theft From the Person90.628730.47 24% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime956.509,1784.96 24% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences36725.1067,12736.29 45% safer

Romsey Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hythe and Dibden1,26861.1513% safer
Petersfield1,00064.727% safer
Alton1,25265.077% safer
Whitehill87267.412.9% safer
Lymington and Pennington1,11668.161.7% safer
Romsey1,01469.35-
Hound54471.893.5% more dangerous
Fawley1,01171.973.6% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Romsey

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Recent Crimes in Romsey

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Malthouse CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Orchard LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Braishfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Winchester RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The HorsefairInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Theatre/Concert HallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Albany RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cherville StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Station RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Great Well DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Woodley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Senlac RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Duttons RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Orchard LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Cupernham LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Senlac RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Richmond LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lansdowne GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near St Clements CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Romsey Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8111418 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.21.20.481.2 Getting worse
Burglary4.03.856 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson574.27 Getting worse
Drugs1.10.820.961.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.621.71.60.82 Safer
Other Theft10988 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.551.00.340.62 Getting worse
Public Order64.969 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.750.340.27 Safer
Shoplifting65.053.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.620.550.480.62 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.94.94.96 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18191925 Getting worse

Changes In Romsey's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Romsey's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Tadburn Meadows----521.3

Comparing Romsey to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.083.4% safer
Romsey69.35-
Croydon82.4816% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0523% more dangerous
Bristol90.5223% more dangerous
Coventry102.2432% more dangerous
Leicester111.5938% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0644% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6447% more dangerous
Bradford132.2848% more dangerous
Leeds150.9454% more dangerous

Crime in Romsey's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Romsey Cupernham & Halterworth40146Second
Romsey Town624105First

Crime in Romsey During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Romsey change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Romsey saw a 700% increase in burglary. Romsey saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during April, when it fell by 86% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+467%-59%-17%-5%-15%+93%-7%+16%+20%+300%
Bicycle Theft-------75%-67%--
Burglary-50%+150%--50%+33%+325%+700%+14%--25%
Criminal Damage and Arson--86%--67%-43%-55%+50%--70%-23%
Drugs-+100%+200%--33%+100%----
Other Crime-67%-+300%+100%-50%-+100%-67%-50%-
Other Theft+70%--62%-38%-21%-25%-56%+20%+100%-71%
Possession of Weapons----+200%-----
Public Order+200%+350%-83%-+67%-31%+117%+50%-29%+50%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+20%-20%-80%-63%+175%-43%+500%-60%-82%+150%
Vehicle Crime-67%-50%+400%-75%-+60%-33%-36%+220%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%--41%-30%-12%-+11%-48%+42%-34%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Romsey

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

How dangerous is Romsey?
Romsey is the third most dangerous small town in Hampshire.

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

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

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