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Crime and Safety in Totton and Eling

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Totton and Eling is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Hampshire, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Totton and Eling in 2021 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 7% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Totton and Eling is the 94th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,351st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Totton and Eling was the worst medium-sized town in Hampshire for burglary, with 17 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.57 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Totton and Eling residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for drugs, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Totton and Eling recorded 6 reports of other crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst medium-sized town for other crime in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Totton and Eling are violence and sexual offences, with 936 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 31. This is 22% higher than 2020's figure of 728 offences and a difference of 7.00 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Totton and Eling's least common crime is robbery, with 11 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 27% from 2020's figure of 14 crimes.

Totton and Eling 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Hampshire

2.9% higher, regional crime rate

South East

3.2% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Totton and Eling is 2.9% higher than the South East and 3.2% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Totton and Eling Crime Rate Over Time

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Totton and Eling Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Totton and Eling 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 Totton and Eling

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021742,202
2020641,895
2019752,237
2018772,286
2017732,162
2016541,616

Crime in Totton and Eling Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Totton and Eling This Year

 Totton and ElingHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour71924.1827,80815.03 38% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft290.982,4531.33 36% safer
Burglary973.267,4744.04 24% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2217.4314,0467.59 2.2% safer
Drugs923.094,6742.53 18% more dangerous
Other Crime441.482,3201.25 16% more dangerous
Other Theft1966.599,2114.98 24% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons190.641,6540.89 39% safer
Public Order2859.5918,96410.25 7% safer
Robbery110.371,1030.60 62% safer
Shoplifting1254.208,0724.36 3.8% safer
Theft From the Person110.378730.47 27% safer
Vehicle Crime1364.579,1784.96 9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences93631.4867,12736.29 15% safer

Totton and Eling Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Milton1,57259.6824% safer
Aldershot3,94267.3710% safer
Totton and Eling2,20274.06-
Andover3,92790.9319% more dangerous
Eastleigh2,782101.9127% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Totton and Eling

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Recent Crimes in Totton and Eling

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Treeside AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bowater WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mill WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Goldsmith CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Stirling CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Commercial RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near South ParadeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lawford WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rushington LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Bishops CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Kent GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shakespeare DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Jacobs WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Garland WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Culford WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Serle GardensLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Arundel RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Totton and Eling Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11141924 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.61.11.10.98 Safer
Burglary884.33.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111077 Safer
Drugs1.42.73.63.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.51.51.51.5 Getting worse
Other Theft654.27 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.810.810.740.64 Safer
Public Order65710 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.640.670.470.37 Safer
Shoplifting74.82.94.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.240.340.540.37 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime8864.6 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24262431 Getting worse

Changes In Totton and Eling's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Totton and Eling to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0810% safer
Totton and Eling74.06-
Croydon82.4810% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0518% more dangerous
Bristol90.5218% more dangerous
Coventry102.2428% more dangerous
Leicester111.5934% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0640% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6443% more dangerous
Bradford132.2844% more dangerous
Leeds150.9451% more dangerous

Crime in Totton and Eling's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Totton Calmore40067Second
Totton Rushington33446Fourth
Totton Town920115First
West Totton54665Third

Totton and Eling Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourTotton Rushington (54)Totton Calmore (368)
Bicycle TheftWest Totton (3)Totton Town (19)
BurglaryTotton Rushington (13)Totton Town (43)
Criminal Damage and ArsonTotton Rushington (23)Totton Town (99)
DrugsTotton Calmore (9)Totton Town (57)
Other CrimeTotton Calmore (7)Totton Town (18)
Other TheftTotton Rushington (10)West Totton (85)
Possession of WeaponsTotton Rushington (2)Totton Calmore (7)
Public OrderTotton Rushington (37)Totton Town (138)
Robbery (inc. mugging)West Totton (1)Totton Town (7)
ShopliftingTotton Rushington (1)Totton Town (60)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Totton Calmore (1)Totton Town (5)
Vehicle CrimeTotton Calmore (19)West Totton (49)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWest Totton (205)Totton Town (349)

Crime in Totton and Eling During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Totton and Eling change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Totton and Eling saw a 700% increase in other crime. Totton and Eling saw a large fall in shoplifting during September, when it fell by 94% compared to September in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Totton and Eling's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+45%+14%+17%+47%+40%+52%+8%-3%+50%+73%
Bicycle Theft--+250%-60%+200%-80%-33%-33%-33%-
Burglary-50%+133%-68%-22%-57%-50%-92%-50%-29%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-37%-50%-18%+28%-39%-32%-50%-42%-56%+53%
Drugs+75%-14%+33%+60%+100%-57%+367%+20%+11%+11%
Other Crime-50%-+200%+700%-80%-50%+25%-43%-25%+100%
Other Theft+13%-17%-38%-10%+14%-86%--67%-53%-
Possession of Weapons---75%--+67%----
Public Order-+42%+50%+140%+164%-17%+82%-55%-+50%
Robbery-67%--33%--+150%---50%-
Shoplifting+78%-13%-13%-56%-58%-43%-94%+125%-89%-86%
Theft From the Person-------75%---
Vehicle Crime-35%-21%-60%-44%+50%-55%-57%-62%-47%+86%
Violence and Sexual Offences-10%+7%+24%-10%+23%-30%+27%-15%-44%-33%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Totton and Eling

What police force serves Totton and Eling?
Totton and Eling's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Totton and Eling?
Totton and Eling is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Hampshire.

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

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

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