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Crime and Safety in West End, Hampshire

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West End is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 107th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in West End in 2021 was 54 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, West End is the 392nd safest small town, and the 2,790th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2021, West End was the worst small town in Hampshire for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.85 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for West End residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. West End recorded 3 reports of other crime during January 2021, 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 286 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 22% higher than 2020's figure of 223 offences and a difference of 5.35 from 2020's crime rate of 19. West End's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

West End 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 20 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Hampshire

32% lower, regional crime rate

South East

40% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in West End is 32% lower than the South East and 40% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

West End Crime Rate Over Time

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West End Crime Map

Incidents mapped in West End 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 West End

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202154640
202046542
201962734
201859697
201762725
201646540

Crime in West End Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in West End This Year

 West EndHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12410.5527,80815.03 42% safer
Bicycle Theft70.602,4531.33 122% safer
Burglary554.687,4744.04 14% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson726.1214,0467.59 24% safer
Drugs80.684,6742.53 272% safer
Other Crime70.602,3201.25 108% safer
Other Theft494.179,2114.98 19% safer
Possession of Weapons10.091,6540.89 889% safer
Public Order786.6318,96410.25 55% safer
Robbery20.171,1030.60 253% safer
Shoplifting292.478,0724.36 77% safer
Vehicle Crime463.919,1784.96 27% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28624.3267,12736.29 49% safer

West End Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fair Oak and Horton Heath52448.6012% safer
Bishopstoke51349.4110% safer
Hook40150.019% safer
Tadley59653.032.6% safer
Bramshott and Liphook49753.212.3% safer
West End64054.43-
Hedge End1,26956.784.1% more dangerous
Ringwood89361.1211% more dangerous
Hythe and Dibden1,26861.1511% more dangerous
Petersfield1,00064.7216% more dangerous
Alton1,25265.0716% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in West End

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Recent Crimes in West End

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Swaythling RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Redwood CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Midlands EstateOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Woodland MewsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Beauworth AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Swaythling RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stour CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Cerne CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Glenlea DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The DroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hickory GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Okement CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Wellington ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Patricia CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Wellington ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Monarch WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shaw CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

West End Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour8101311 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.50.340.430.60 Safer
Burglary763.44.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7756 Safer
Drugs1.00.680.770.68 Safer
Other Crime0.850.940.600.60 Safer
Other Theft754.04.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.680.430.170.09 Safer
Public Order6667 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.600.260.170.17 Safer
Shoplifting3.43.42.92.5 Safer
Vehicle Crime593.63.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences19231924 Getting worse

Changes In West End's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing West End to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
West End54.43-
Barnet67.0819% more dangerous
Croydon82.4834% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0540% more dangerous
Bristol90.5240% more dangerous
Coventry102.2447% more dangerous
Leicester111.5951% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0656% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6458% more dangerous
Bradford132.2859% more dangerous
Leeds150.9464% more dangerous

Crime in West End's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
West End & Chartwell Green64758First

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 500% increase in anti-social behaviour. West End saw a large fall in vehicle crime during June, when it fell by 95% compared to June in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of West End's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+500%+71%+58%-6%-5%+250%-9%-50%+50%-67%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary--50%-50%-60%+33%-36%--67%-78%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-22%-58%+20%+83%+50%-17%-45%-50%--40%
Drugs----------
Other Crime-------33%---
Other Theft+75%+50%-20%-38%--25%--89%-50%-60%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-67%+71%+40%+20%-75%+57%-13%+150%+100%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting+50%-+67%-80%-+100%-50%-56%-40%-75%
Vehicle Crime-83%-25%-57%-95%-33%+25%-50%-91%-75%-53%
Violence and Sexual Offences-33%-52%-21%-37%-+45%+56%+27%-21%-63%

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 among the top 20 most dangerous small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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