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Crime and Safety in Fareham, Hampshire

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Fareham is the safest major towns in Hampshire, and is the 111st most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fareham in 2021 was 53 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 49% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fareham is among the top 10 safest major town, and the 2,895th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Fareham was the worst major town in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 22 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.19 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Fareham residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous major town for shoplifting, recording 39 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Fareham recorded 48 reports of vehicle crime during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.41 the worst major town for vehicle crime in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Fareham are violence and sexual offences, with 3,006 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 2,468 offences and a difference of 4.63 from 2020's crime rate of 21. Fareham's least common crime is robbery, with 39 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 8% from 2020's figure of 42 crimes.

Fareham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Major Towns, Hampshire

35% lower, regional crime rate

South East

43% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Fareham is 35% lower than the South East and 43% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Fareham Crime Rate Over Time

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Fareham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Fareham 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 Fareham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021536,203
2020485,534
2019566,504
2018566,536
2017546,265
2016424,935

Crime in Fareham Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Fareham This Year

 FarehamHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,29111.1127,80815.03 35% safer
Bicycle Theft1161.002,4531.33 33% safer
Burglary2702.327,4744.04 74% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6025.1814,0467.59 47% safer
Drugs1701.464,6742.53 73% safer
Other Crime920.792,3201.25 58% safer
Other Theft3863.329,2114.98 50% safer
Possession of Weapons530.461,6540.89 93% safer
Public Order7376.3418,96410.25 62% safer
Robbery390.341,1030.60 76% safer
Shoplifting3503.018,0724.36 45% safer
Theft From the Person440.388730.47 24% safer
Vehicle Crime3382.919,1784.96 70% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3,00625.8667,12736.29 40% safer

Fareham Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fareham6,20353.37-
Farnborough4,80773.5427% more dangerous
Basingstoke8,76076.5730% more dangerous
Gosport6,99982.5035% more dangerous
Havant10,52683.3936% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fareham

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Recent Crimes in Fareham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lawson CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Foxhill GroveLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022DrugsOn or near Harvester DriveLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Whiteway MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Peckham CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Exeter CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Upper Old StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near The QueenswayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Beech RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Chapel RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SandisplattInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Newgate LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Cornaway LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Flamingo CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fairfield AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Sunlight GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Fareham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7121411 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.02.61.11.0 Safer
Burglary3.33.92.62.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson664.85 Safer
Drugs1.11.21.61.5 Getting worse
Other Crime0.900.770.970.79 Safer
Other Theft54.23.13.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.510.520.680.46 Getting worse
Public Order5666 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.410.360.34 Getting worse
Shoplifting662.83.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.530.440.240.38 Safer
Vehicle Crime63.92.22.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20212126 Getting worse

Changes In Fareham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Fareham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Fareham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Holy Trinity Church--113314
Salterns Park21---41.6
Sarisbury Green22---12.6
Seafield Park20-1--04.1
Stubbington Recreation Ground211-431.6
Warsash Recreation Ground6-1--15

Comparing Fareham to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Fareham53.37-
Barnet67.0820% more dangerous
Croydon82.4835% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0541% more dangerous
Bristol90.5241% more dangerous
Coventry102.2448% more dangerous
Leicester111.5952% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0657% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6459% more dangerous
Bradford132.2860% more dangerous
Leeds150.9465% more dangerous

Crime in Fareham's Neighbourhoods

Fareham Fort is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Fareham, followed by Fareham Town & Cams Hill in second place, and Stubbington as the third most dangerous area. Fareham's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Fareham West, Hill Head, and Locks Heath.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Fareham Common37542Eighth
Fareham Fort835105First
Fareham North West45962Fourth
Fareham Town & Cams Hill1,00094Second
Fareham West2222911th
Hill Head1862612th
Locks Heath26233Tenth
Park Gate & Segensworth54459Fifth
Stubbington47167Third
Swanwick & Sarisbury Green50951Sixth
Titchfield & Titchfield Common37647Seventh
Warsash28934Ninth

Fareham Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Fareham for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourFareham West (30)Fareham Fort (216)
Bicycle TheftFareham North West (1)Fareham Town & Cams Hill (33)
BurglaryLocks Heath (6)Fareham Fort (27)
Criminal Damage and ArsonFareham West (12)Fareham Fort (86)
DrugsFareham West (2)Fareham Fort (40)
Other CrimeLocks Heath (2)Fareham Town & Cams Hill (20)
Other TheftHill Head (8)Fareham Town & Cams Hill (65)
Possession of WeaponsWarsash (1)Fareham Town & Cams Hill (11)
Public OrderFareham West (15)Fareham Fort (116)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Locks Heath (1)Fareham Fort (9)
ShopliftingTitchfield & Titchfield Common (1)Stubbington (112)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Park Gate & Segensworth (1)Fareham Town & Cams Hill (21)
Vehicle CrimeWarsash (10)Fareham Town & Cams Hill (54)
Violence and Sexual OffencesHill Head (87)Fareham Fort (414)

Crime in Fareham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Fareham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when Fareham saw a 600% increase in other crime. Fareham saw a large fall in theft from the person during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019. Vehicle Crime saw a fall in every month of Fareham's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+120%-38%-9%+55%+2%+16%+33%-+6%-18%
Bicycle Theft-61%-31%-75%-22%-63%-80%-63%-58%-76%-47%
Burglary-21%-38%-54%-76%-5%-31%-4%-45%-40%-52%
Criminal Damage and Arson-38%-40%-51%-32%--28%+13%-26%-31%+2%
Drugs-18%-13%+111%+8%+9%+89%+56%-32%+62%+88%
Other Crime+10%-43%-+333%+29%+600%+133%-+44%-56%
Other Theft-57%-39%-43%-21%+14%-9%+9%-35%-19%-43%
Possession of Weapons-+200%-+50%+140%+20%-11%-20%-20%+250%
Public Order-7%+9%+23%--13%+23%+20%+35%+19%-37%
Robbery-75%-67%---67%-75%-80%-25%-25%+100%
Shoplifting-41%-82%-54%-49%-51%-54%-22%-36%-67%-50%
Theft From the Person-71%---88%-33%-50%+20%+200%-+50%
Vehicle Crime-30%-44%-66%-68%-21%-45%+8%-36%-67%-30%
Violence and Sexual Offences+15%-8%-20%-10%+9%+3%+36%-4%-10%-9%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Fareham

What police force serves Fareham?
Fareham's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Fareham?
Fareham is the safest major town in Hampshire.

What is Fareham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Fareham are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Fareham?
Fareham's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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