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Crime and Safety in Fair Oak and Horton Heath

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Fair Oak and Horton Heath is among the top 10 safest small towns in Hampshire, and is the 134th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 269 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fair Oak and Horton Heath in 2021 was 49 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 64% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fair Oak and Horton Heath is the 325th safest small town, and the 3,393rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Fair Oak and Horton Heath was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Hampshire for burglary, with 14 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Fair Oak and Horton Heath residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 1.5 per 1,000 residents. Fair Oak and Horton Heath recorded 2 reports of robbery during September 2021, making its crime rate of 0.19 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for robbery in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Fair Oak and Horton Heath are violence and sexual offences, with 163 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 1.8% higher than 2020's figure of 160 offences and a difference of 0.28 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Fair Oak and Horton Heath's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Fair Oak and Horton Heath 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Hampshire

48% lower, regional crime rate

South East

50% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Fair Oak and Horton Heath is 48% lower than the South East and 50% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Crime Rate Over Time

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Fair Oak and Horton Heath Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Fair Oak and Horton Heath represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Fair Oak and Horton Heath

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202149524
202048518
201944470
201840432
201735380
201625266

Crime in Fair Oak and Horton Heath Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Fair Oak and Horton Heath This Year

 Fair Oak and Horton HeathHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12611.6927,80815.03 29% safer
Bicycle Theft10.092,4531.33 1378% safer
Burglary595.477,4744.04 26% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson292.6914,0467.59 182% safer
Drugs50.464,6742.53 450% safer
Other Crime80.742,3201.25 69% safer
Other Theft12611.699,2114.98 57% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.371,6540.89 141% safer
Public Order504.6418,96410.25 121% safer
Robbery40.371,1030.60 62% safer
Shoplifting242.238,0724.36 96% safer
Vehicle Crime514.739,1784.96 4.9% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences16315.1267,12736.29 140% safer

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Yateley72535.8935% safer
Denmead34945.946% safer
Horndean62246.714.0% safer
Chandler's Ford1,14747.023.4% safer
Fleet1,09447.133.1% safer
Fair Oak and Horton Heath52448.60-
Bishopstoke51349.411.6% more dangerous
Hook40150.012.8% more dangerous
Tadley59653.038% more dangerous
Bramshott and Liphook49753.219% more dangerous
West End64054.4311% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fair Oak and Horton Heath

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Recent Crimes in Fair Oak and Horton Heath

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near White Tree CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Fernside WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Chelmarsh GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Mill CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Knowle LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Brookfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Orchard RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Burnetts LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CotsallsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Camelia GroveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dell CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour4.181112 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.090.090.090.09 Safer
Burglary4.44.475 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.64.44.42.7 Safer
Drugs1.00.281.70.46 Safer
Other Crime0.740.560.830.74 Getting worse
Other Theft56612 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons-0.560.460.37 Safer
Public Order3.02.62.64.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.190.280.190.37 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.74.162.2 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.263.74.7 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences16151515 Getting 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
Coventry39.9322% safer
Fair Oak and Horton Heath48.60-
Birmingham49.602.0% more dangerous
Barnet67.0828% more dangerous
Croydon82.4841% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0346% more dangerous
Bristol90.5246% more dangerous
Leicester111.5956% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0661% more dangerous
Bradford132.2863% more dangerous
Leeds150.9468% 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 10 safest 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.

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