Yateley Crime Overview

Yateley is the third safest small town in Hampshire, and is the 102nd safest overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Yateley in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 95% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Yateley is the 184th safest small town, and the 5,178th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Yateley was the worst small town in Hampshire for other crime, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.40 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Yateley residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.15 per 1,000 residents. Yateley recorded 12 reports of shoplifting during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.59 the worst small town for shoplifting in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Yateley are violence and sexual offences, with 305 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 3.6% lower than 2019's figure of 316 offences and a difference of 0.54 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Yateley's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 120% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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Crime in Yateley Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Yateley This Year

 YateleyHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27913.8133,04017.8629% safer
Bicycle Theft50.252,4151.31424% safer
Burglary321.588,2094.44181% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1135.5913,5517.3331% safer
Drugs200.994,8442.62165% safer
Other Crime281.392,3661.288% more dangerous
Other Theft401.988,1904.43124% safer
Possession of Weapons90.451,7250.93107% safer
Public Order683.3715,5268.39149% safer
Robbery70.351,1700.6380% safer
Shoplifting482.387,9204.2880% safer
Vehicle Crime522.577,4604.0357% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences30515.1055,48129.9999% safer

Yateley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Chineham19926.0938% safer
West End38132.4011% safer
Yateley72735.99-
Chandler's Ford90637.143.1% more dangerous
Horndean51838.907% more dangerous
Church Crookham44039.8810% more dangerous
Denmead32642.9116% more dangerous
Bramshott and Liphook41344.2119% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Yateley

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Recent Crimes in Yateley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Blaire ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near White House GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cullen CloseLocal resolution
August 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Henley GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near SilvergladesInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021BurglaryOn or near School LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pond CroftInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Lower MoorInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newlands CloseLocal resolution
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near HilfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Other theftOn or near Ives CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Bell LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Connaught CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little CopseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little CopseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Public orderOn or near Old Monteagle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Other theftOn or near Alton RideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
July 2021Vehicle crimeOn or near Airport/AirfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Yateley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour2261114Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.590.200.540.25Safer
Burglary3.62.62.61.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9666Safer
Drugs0.940.740.590.99Getting worse
Other Crime0.891.11.01.4Getting worse
Other Theft2.62.93.72.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.250.250.400.45Getting worse
Public Order3.54.153.4Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.150.300.35Getting worse
Shoplifting0.991.92.32.4Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.33.02.52.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14161615Getting worse

Changes In Yateley's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Yateley's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Yateley that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Yateley Common1----00.01

Comparing Yateley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Yateley35.99-
Barnet67.7147% more dangerous
Coventry77.4154% more dangerous
Croydon83.2257% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2158% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2866% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Yateley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Yateley East40250First

Crime in Yateley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Yateley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Yateley saw a 700% increase in other crime. Yateley saw a large fall in shoplifting during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+70%+67%+11%+181%+35%-48%+10%-24%+5%-6%
Bicycle Theft---------50%-
Burglary+33%-33%-44%--50%-75%-33%-67%-75%-
Criminal Damage and Arson--50%-67%+175%-29%+13%+29%-50%--69%
Drugs--+50%-------
Other Crime--+200%+100%+700%-33%---67%+200%
Other Theft-33%-25%-25%-38%-25%--69%-25%-67%-
Possession of Weapons---------50%-
Public Order-18%-55%-60%-38%+133%-57%-54%-13%--25%
Robbery----50%-----50%-
Shoplifting-+250%-67%+140%+100%-88%-50%-57%-50%-60%
Vehicle Crime-60%+20%+14%+50%--50%-88%+100%-50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+27%-8%+10%+29%+13%+45%-29%-11%-23%-30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Yateley

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

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021