Whitehill Crime Overview

Whitehill is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 60th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Whitehill in 2020 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 20% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Whitehill is the 338th most dangerous small town, and the 2,211st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Whitehill was the worst small town in Hampshire for criminal damage and arson, with 24 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2020 was also a bad month for Whitehill residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 10 crimes at a rate of 0.77 per 1,000 residents. Whitehill recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.15 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Whitehill are violence and sexual offences, with 303 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 23. This is 9% higher than 2019's figure of 275 offences and a difference of 2.16 from 2019's crime rate of 21. Whitehill's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Whitehill Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Whitehill This Year

 WhitehillHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour32525.1333,04017.8629% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft40.312,4151.31323% safer
Burglary403.098,2094.4444% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14611.2913,5517.3335% more dangerous
Drugs453.484,8442.6225% more dangerous
Other Crime50.392,3661.28228% safer
Other Theft342.638,1904.4368% safer
Possession of Weapons110.851,7250.939% safer
Public Order705.4115,5268.3955% safer
Robbery40.311,1700.63103% safer
Shoplifting433.327,9204.2829% safer
Theft From the Person10.087910.43438% safer
Vehicle Crime524.027,4604.030.25% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30323.4255,48129.9928% safer

Whitehill Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fair Oak and Horton Heath51848.0522% safer
Bishopstoke50548.6420% safer
Hythe and Dibden1,10353.1910% safer
Alton1,07655.924.8% safer
Romsey82856.633.5% safer
Whitehill75858.60-
Petersfield90658.640.07% more dangerous
Fawley86061.224.3% more dangerous
Ringwood92763.458% more dangerous
Lymington and Pennington1,04463.768% more dangerous
Hound53470.5717% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Whitehill

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Whitehill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23111525Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.540.930.930.31Safer
Burglary4.34.83.43.1Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13111011Safer
Drugs1.21.21.33.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.30.930.39Safer
Other Theft4.453.92.6Safer
Possession of Weapons0.150.700.770.85Getting worse
Public Order7665Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.150.230.390.31Getting worse
Shoplifting1.41.953.3Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.150.080.150.08Safer
Vehicle Crime673.54.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18242123Getting worse

Changes In Whitehill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Whitehill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Whitehill58.60-
Barnet67.7113% more dangerous
Coventry77.4124% more dangerous
Croydon83.2230% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8132% more dangerous
Bristol86.2132% more dangerous
Leicester97.4440% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8743% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2845% more dangerous
Bradford133.0256% more dangerous
Leeds137.1057% more dangerous

Crime in Whitehill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bordon & Lindford31338First

Crime in Whitehill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Whitehill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Whitehill saw a 733% increase in anti-social behaviour. Whitehill saw a large fall in other theft during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+733%+22%+71%+29%-11%-27%+108%+47%+250%+48%
Burglary-29%+300%-75%+25%-80%-50%-+100%--75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-57%-13%-50%+29%-36%-9%+133%-45%+78%+86%
Drugs-+400%-33%+150%--+50%--+400%
Other Crime--+50%-------
Other Theft-67%-50%+33%+20%-60%-50%-17%-80%-86%+50%
Possession of Weapons+100%--+200%--+100%+100%--
Public Order+120%+50%--17%-50%+175%-56%-75%-71%-42%
Robbery-----50%-----
Shoplifting+60%-29%--33%-75%-85%+100%--83%-86%
Vehicle Crime-83%+133%+400%-80%-33%-50%+200%-25%--
Violence and Sexual Offences+13%+17%+200%+17%+13%-3%-22%+47%-42%+75%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Whitehill

What police force serves Whitehill?
Whitehill's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Whitehill?
Whitehill is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire.
What is Whitehill's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Whitehill are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Whitehill?
Whitehill's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021