Totton and Eling Crime Overview

Totton and Eling is the third most dangerous medium-sized town in Hampshire, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Totton and Eling in 2020 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 10% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Totton and Eling is the 79th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,821st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Totton and Eling was the worst medium-sized town in Hampshire for burglary, with 18 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.61 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Totton and Eling residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous medium-sized town for bicycle theft, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Totton and Eling recorded 16 reports of drugs during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.54 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Totton and Eling are violence and sexual offences, with 728 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 782 offences and a difference of 1.82 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Totton and Eling's least common crime is robbery, with 14 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 43% from 2019's figure of 20 crimes.

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Crime in Totton and Eling Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Totton and Eling This Year

 Totton and ElingHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour57219.2433,04017.867% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft331.112,4151.3118% safer
Burglary1294.348,2094.442.3% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2127.1313,5517.332.8% safer
Drugs1083.634,8442.6228% more dangerous
Other Crime441.482,3661.2814% more dangerous
Other Theft1244.178,1904.436% safer
Possession of Weapons220.741,7250.9326% safer
Public Order2016.7615,5268.3924% safer
Robbery140.471,1700.6334% safer
Shoplifting852.867,9204.2850% safer
Theft From the Person160.547910.4320% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1796.027,4604.0333% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences72824.4855,48129.9923% safer

Totton and Eling Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
New Milton1,33950.8325% safer
Aldershot3,37057.6011% safer
Totton and Eling1,89563.73-
Andover3,28576.0716% more dangerous
Eastleigh2,39887.8427% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Totton and Eling

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Totton and Eling Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour22111419Getting worse
Bicycle Theft2.
Criminal Damage and Arson1211107Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime0.841.51.51.5Getting worse
Other Theft6654.2Safer
Possession of Weapons0.710.810.810.74Safer
Public Order6657Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.570.640.670.47Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime8886Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19242624Getting 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
Totton and Eling63.73-
Barnet67.716% more dangerous
Coventry77.4118% more dangerous
Croydon83.2223% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8126% more dangerous
Bristol86.2126% more dangerous
Leicester97.4435% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8738% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2841% more dangerous
Bradford133.0252% more dangerous
Leeds137.1054% more dangerous

Crime in Totton and Eling's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Totton Calmore39466Second
Totton Rushington29140Fourth
Totton Town809101First
West Totton40148Third

Totton and Eling Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourTotton Rushington (80)Totton Calmore (189)
Bicycle TheftWest Totton (2)Totton Town (20)
BurglaryWest Totton (20)Totton Town (60)
Criminal Damage and ArsonTotton Rushington (35)Totton Town (76)
DrugsWest Totton (13)Totton Town (56)
Other CrimeWest Totton (6)Totton Town (22)
Other TheftTotton Rushington (6)Totton Town (68)
Possession of WeaponsWest Totton (7)Totton Calmore (7)
Public OrderTotton Rushington (19)Totton Town (96)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Totton Rushington (2)Totton Town (5)
ShopliftingTotton Rushington (1)Totton Town (53)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Totton Rushington (2)Totton Town (7)
Vehicle CrimeWest Totton (36)Totton Rushington (51)
Violence and Sexual OffencesTotton Rushington (119)Totton Town (283)

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+45%+14%+17%+47%+40%+52%+8%-3%+50%+73%
Bicycle Theft--+250%-60%+200%-80%-33%-33%-33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-37%-50%-18%+28%-39%-32%-50%-42%-56%+53%
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%
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).

Last updated: 07 May 2021