Fair Oak and Horton Heath Crime Overview

Fair Oak and Horton Heath is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 98th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fair Oak and Horton Heath in 2020 was 48 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 46% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fair Oak and Horton Heath is the 377th safest small town, and the 3,278th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Fair Oak and Horton Heath was the worst small town in Hampshire for burglary, with 28 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Fair Oak and Horton Heath residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.56 per 1,000 residents. Fair Oak and Horton Heath recorded 9 reports of other theft during December 2020, making its crime rate of 0.83 the worst small town for other theft in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Fair Oak and Horton Heath are violence and sexual offences, with 160 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 1.9% higher than 2019's figure of 157 offences and a difference of 0.28 from 2019's crime rate of 15. Fair Oak and Horton Heath's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Fair Oak and Horton Heath Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Fair Oak and Horton Heath This Year

 Fair Oak and Horton HeathHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11710.8533,04017.8665% safer
Bicycle Theft10.092,4151.311356% safer
Burglary756.968,2094.4436% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson474.3613,5517.3368% safer
Drugs181.674,8442.6257% safer
Other Crime90.832,3661.2854% safer
Other Theft706.498,1904.4332% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.461,7250.93102% safer
Public Order282.6015,5268.39223% safer
Robbery20.191,1700.63232% safer
Shoplifting615.667,9204.2824% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.197910.43126% safer
Vehicle Crime403.717,4604.039% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16014.8455,48129.99102% safer

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Bramshott and Liphook41344.219% safer
Tadley49744.229% safer
Hedge End1,02845.994.5% safer
Fleet1,08346.663.0% safer
Hook37646.892.5% safer
Fair Oak and Horton Heath51848.05-
Bishopstoke50548.641.2% more dangerous
Hythe and Dibden1,10353.1910% more dangerous
Alton1,07655.9214% more dangerous
Romsey82856.6315% more dangerous
Whitehill75858.6018% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fair Oak and Horton Heath

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Fair Oak and Horton Heath Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour164.1811Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.560.090.090.09Safer
Burglary74.44.47Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.94.64.44.4Safer
Drugs0.371.00.281.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.650.740.560.83Getting worse
Other Theft3.2566Getting worse
Possession of Weapons--0.560.46Safer
Public Order2.53.02.62.6Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.560.190.280.19Safer
Shoplifting1.71.74.16Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.090.090.19Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.43.263.7Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11161515Getting worse

Changes In Fair Oak and Horton Heath's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fair Oak and Horton Heath to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Fair Oak and Horton Heath48.05-
Barnet67.7129% more dangerous
Coventry77.4138% more dangerous
Croydon83.2242% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8144% more dangerous
Bristol86.2144% more dangerous
Leicester97.4451% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8753% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2855% more dangerous
Bradford133.0264% more dangerous
Leeds137.1065% more dangerous

Crime in Fair Oak and Horton Heath's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Fair Oak49746First

Crime in Fair Oak and Horton Heath During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Fair Oak and Horton Heath change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Fair Oak and Horton Heath saw a 500% increase in shoplifting. Fair Oak and Horton Heath saw a large fall in vehicle crime during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+400%+117%+88%--71%+167%+33%-+25%+80%
Burglary--+450%-+200%+100%-50%-83%-20%-20%
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%-33%-+75%-57%+50%-20%-33%-50%+300%
Drugs-+50%--------
Other Theft+125%-40%+50%-25%--20%-43%-17%+100%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+200%-67%-40%+100%-+50%-50%--25%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--50%+500%+50%+300%+160%-33%--43%-
Vehicle Crime-33%-50%-77%-88%---71%-60%--33%
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%-53%-54%-74%+125%+75%+29%+23%-10%-15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Fair Oak and Horton Heath

What police force serves Fair Oak and Horton Heath?
Fair Oak and Horton Heath's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Fair Oak and Horton Heath?
Fair Oak and Horton Heath is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire.
What is Fair Oak and Horton Heath's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Fair Oak and Horton Heath are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Fair Oak and Horton Heath?
Fair Oak and Horton Heath's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021