West End Crime Overview

West End is the second safest small town in Hampshire, and is the 76th safest overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in West End in 2020 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 116% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, West End is the 144th safest small town, and the 5,475th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2019, West End was the worst small town in Hampshire for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2018 was also a bad month for West End residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 1.3 per 1,000 residents. West End recorded 3 reports of other crime during August 2018, making its crime rate of 0.26 the worst small town for other crime in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in West End are violence and sexual offences, with 163 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 3.7% lower than 2019's figure of 169 offences and a difference of 0.51 from 2019's crime rate of 14. West End's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 50% from 2019's figure of 3 crimes.

Compare West End to other towns and cities

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

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Crime in West End Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in West End This Year

 West EndHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11910.1233,04017.8676% safer
Bicycle Theft20.172,4151.31671% safer
Burglary282.388,2094.4487% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson393.3213,5517.33121% safer
Drugs80.684,8442.62285% safer
Other Crime60.512,3661.28151% safer
Other Theft322.728,1904.4363% safer
Public Order484.0815,5268.39106% safer
Robbery20.171,1700.63271% safer
Shoplifting211.797,9204.28139% safer
Vehicle Crime322.727,4604.0348% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16313.8655,48129.99116% safer

West End Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chineham19926.0924% safer
West End38132.40-
Yateley72735.9910% more dangerous
Chandler's Ford90637.1413% more dangerous
Horndean51838.9017% more dangerous
Church Crookham44039.8819% more dangerous
Denmead32642.9124% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in West End

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West End Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour116810Getting worse
Bicycle Theft4.
Criminal Damage and Arson4.
Drugs0.260.770.510.68Getting worse
Other Crime0.680.680.680.51Safer
Other Theft664.32.7Safer
Public Order4.
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.510.260.17Safer
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences12121414Getting worse

Changes In West End's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing West End to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
West End32.40-
Barnet67.7152% more dangerous
Coventry77.4158% more dangerous
Croydon83.2261% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8162% more dangerous
Bristol86.2162% more dangerous
Leicester97.4467% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8769% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2870% more dangerous
Bradford133.0276% more dangerous
Leeds137.1076% more dangerous

Crime in West End's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
West End & Chartwell Green55450First

Crime in West End During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in West End change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when West End saw a 800% increase in anti-social behaviour. West End saw a large fall in anti-social behaviour during December, when it fell by 91% compared to December in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+800%+57%+63%+33%-23%+500%+11%-50%+63%-91%
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%+33%+100%+100%-25%-20%-50%-75%-33%-33%
Other Crime----------
Other Theft+133%-50%+33%-50%-33%-75%-25%-86%-67%-
Public Order-67%+17%-25%--86%+150%-17%+150%--25%
Vehicle Crime-67%-75%-25%-83%-+100%+50%-86%-25%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-41%-15%-38%-50%+27%+127%+120%+63%-7%-52%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in West End

What police force serves West End?
West End's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is West End?
West End is the second safest small town in Hampshire.
What is West End's most common crime?
The most common crimes in West End are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in West End?
West End's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021