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Crime and Safety in Whitehill

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Whitehill is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 63rd most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Whitehill in 2021 was 67 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Whitehill is the 276th most dangerous small town, and the 1,694th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Whitehill was the worst small town in Hampshire for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.46 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Whitehill residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.23 per 1,000 residents. Whitehill recorded 12 reports of vehicle crime during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.93 the worst small town for vehicle crime in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Whitehill are violence and sexual offences, with 384 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 21% higher than 2020's figure of 303 offences and a difference of 6.27 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Whitehill's least common crime is robbery, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Whitehill 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Hampshire

7% lower, regional crime rate

South East

13% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Whitehill is 7% lower than the South East and 13% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Whitehill Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Whitehill 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 Whitehill

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202167872
202059758
201958745
201864828
201758748
201664824

Crime in Whitehill Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Whitehill This Year

 WhitehillHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15311.8327,80815.03 27% safer
Bicycle Theft50.392,4531.33 241% safer
Burglary312.407,4744.04 68% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1007.7314,0467.59 1.8% more dangerous
Drugs423.254,6742.53 22% more dangerous
Other Crime110.852,3201.25 47% safer
Other Theft584.489,2114.98 11% safer
Possession of Weapons100.771,6540.89 16% safer
Public Order1027.8918,96410.25 30% safer
Robbery20.151,1030.60 300% safer
Shoplifting675.188,0724.36 16% more dangerous
Theft From the Person30.238730.47 104% safer
Vehicle Crime574.419,1784.96 12% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38429.6967,12736.29 22% safer

Whitehill Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hedge End1,26956.7819% safer
Ringwood89361.1210% safer
Hythe and Dibden1,26861.1510% safer
Petersfield1,00064.724.2% safer
Alton1,25265.073.6% safer
Whitehill87267.41-
Lymington and Pennington1,11668.161.1% more dangerous
Romsey1,01469.352.8% more dangerous
Hound54471.896% more dangerous
Fawley1,01171.976% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Whitehill

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Recent Crimes in Whitehill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022DrugsOn or near Aspen CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Heathcote RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Pedestrian SubwayLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near RivermedeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Kingfisher CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Lynton RoadLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Woolmer WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022RobberyOn or near Old Station WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ullswater CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Magpie CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Heathcote RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kitchener RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Knowles CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near South HurstInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Woolmer WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Whitehill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11152512 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.930.930.310.39 Safer
Burglary4.83.43.12.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110118 Safer
Drugs1.21.33.53.2 Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.930.390.85 Safer
Other Theft53.92.64.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.700.770.850.77 Getting worse
Public Order6658 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.230.390.310.15 Safer
Shoplifting1.953.35 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.150.080.23 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime73.54.04.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24212330 Getting worse

Changes In Whitehill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Whitehill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.080.49% safer
Whitehill67.41-
Croydon82.4818% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0525% more dangerous
Bristol90.5226% more dangerous
Coventry102.2434% more dangerous
Leicester111.5940% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0645% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6448% more dangerous
Bradford132.2849% more dangerous
Leeds150.9455% more dangerous

Crime in Whitehill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Bordon & Lindford33141First

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 5 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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