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.
Major Towns, Hampshire
35% lower, regional crime rate
43% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
|England, Wales & NI|
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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||1,291||11.11||27,808||15.03||35% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||116||1.00||2,453||1.33||33% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||602||5.18||14,046||7.59||47% safer|
|Other Crime||92||0.79||2,320||1.25||58% safer|
|Other Theft||386||3.32||9,211||4.98||50% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||53||0.46||1,654||0.89||93% safer|
|Public Order||737||6.34||18,964||10.25||62% safer|
|Theft From the Person||44||0.38||873||0.47||24% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||338||2.91||9,178||4.96||70% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||3,006||25.86||67,127||36.29||40% safer|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lawson Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Foxhill Grove||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Shopping Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Harvester Drive||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Whiteway Mews||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Peckham Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Exeter Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Upper Old Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near The Queensway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Beech Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Chapel Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Sandisplatt||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Newgate Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Cornaway Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Flamingo Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Fairfield Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Sunlight Gardens||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||6||6||4.8||5||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.51||0.52||0.68||0.46||Getting worse|
|Public Order||5||6||6||6||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.30||0.41||0.36||0.34||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.53||0.44||0.24||0.38||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||20||21||21||26||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Fareham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Holy Trinity Church||-||-||1||1||3||3||14|
|Stubbington Recreation Ground||2||1||1||-||4||3||1.6|
|Warsash Recreation Ground||6||-||1||-||-||1||5|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||20% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||35% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||41% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||41% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||48% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||52% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||57% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||59% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||60% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||65% more dangerous|
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.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Fareham North West||459||62||Fourth|
|Fareham Town & Cams Hill||1,000||94||Second|
|Park Gate & Segensworth||544||59||Fifth|
|Swanwick & Sarisbury Green||509||51||Sixth|
|Titchfield & Titchfield Common||376||47||Seventh|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Fareham for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Fareham West (30)||Fareham Fort (216)|
|Bicycle Theft||Fareham North West (1)||Fareham Town & Cams Hill (33)|
|Burglary||Locks Heath (6)||Fareham Fort (27)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Fareham West (12)||Fareham Fort (86)|
|Drugs||Fareham West (2)||Fareham Fort (40)|
|Other Crime||Locks Heath (2)||Fareham Town & Cams Hill (20)|
|Other Theft||Hill Head (8)||Fareham Town & Cams Hill (65)|
|Possession of Weapons||Warsash (1)||Fareham Town & Cams Hill (11)|
|Public Order||Fareham West (15)||Fareham Fort (116)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Locks Heath (1)||Fareham Fort (9)|
|Shoplifting||Titchfield & Titchfield Common (1)||Stubbington (112)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Park Gate & Segensworth (1)||Fareham Town & Cams Hill (21)|
|Vehicle Crime||Warsash (10)||Fareham Town & Cams Hill (54)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Hill Head (87)||Fareham Fort (414)|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-38%||-40%||-51%||-32%||-||-28%||+13%||-26%||-31%||+2%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||+200%||-||+50%||+140%||+20%||-11%||-20%||-20%||+250%|
|Theft From the Person||-71%||-||-||-88%||-33%||-50%||+20%||+200%||-||+50%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+15%||-8%||-20%||-10%||+9%||+3%||+36%||-4%||-10%||-9%|