Farnborough is the second safest major town in Hampshire, and is the 47th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Farnborough in 2021 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Farnborough is the 35th safest major town, and the 1,380th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In May 2021, Farnborough was the worst major town in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2021 was also a bad month for Farnborough residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous major town for burglary, recording 22 crimes at a rate of 0.34 per 1,000 residents. Farnborough recorded 43 reports of shoplifting during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.66 the worst major town for shoplifting in Hampshire that month.
The most common crimes in Farnborough are violence and sexual offences, with 2,238 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 18% higher than 2020's figure of 1,844 offences and a difference of 6.03 from 2020's crime rate of 28. Farnborough's least common crime is robbery, with 35 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 114% from 2020's figure of 75 crimes.
Major Towns, Hampshire
2.2% higher, regional crime rate
3.9% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Farnborough is 2.2% higher than the South East and 3.9% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Farnborough 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||896||13.71||27,808||15.03||10% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||69||1.06||2,453||1.33||25% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||472||7.22||14,046||7.59||5% safer|
|Other Crime||72||1.10||2,320||1.25||14% safer|
|Other Theft||327||5.00||9,211||4.98||0.40% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||42||0.64||1,654||0.89||39% safer|
|Public Order||627||9.59||18,964||10.25||7% safer|
|Theft From the Person||38||0.58||873||0.47||19% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||261||3.99||9,178||4.96||24% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||2,238||34.24||67,127||36.29||6% safer|
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|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Cairngorm Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Blenheim Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Highgate Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Sullivan Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Wellesley Close||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Prospect Road||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Crerar Close||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Lyndsey Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Oak Tree Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Glenwood Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Possession of weapons||On or near Bartons Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near M3||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Doreen Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Hawthorn Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Cottesmore Place||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Dryden Road||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Nash Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Saltram Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Conway Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Sullivan Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||8||8||6||7||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.76||0.70||0.73||0.64||Safer|
|Public Order||7||8||8||10||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.61||0.81||1.2||0.54||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.80||0.66||0.38||0.58||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||26||28||28||34||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Farnborough 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|
|Cove Football Club||3||-||-||-||1||0||3.1|
|King George's Field||6||2||-||-||1||0||1.1|
|Moor Road Recreation Ground||5||-||1||-||2||3||3.4|
|Osborne Road Recreation Ground||5||-||1||-||8||3||12|
|Queen's Road Recreation Ground||6||-||1||-||2||0||4.0|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Croydon||82.48||11% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||18% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||19% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||28% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||34% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||40% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||43% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||44% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||51% more dangerous|
Farnborough Town is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Farnborough, followed by Mayfield in second place, and Farnborough Hill as the third most dangerous area. Farnborough's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Cove & Southwood, Hawley Lane & Fox Lane, and Pinewood.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Cove & Southwood||421||53||Seventh|
|Hawley Lane & Fox Lane||491||74||Fifth|
|South Farnborough & North Camp||910||80||Fourth|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Farnborough for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Cove & Southwood (93)||Farnborough Town (183)|
|Bicycle Theft||Mayfield (1)||Farnborough Hill (31)|
|Burglary||Cove & Southwood (14)||Mayfield (36)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Cove & Southwood (35)||Farnborough Town (100)|
|Drugs||Cove & Southwood (9)||South Farnborough & North Camp (41)|
|Other Crime||Mayfield (3)||South Farnborough & North Camp (19)|
|Other Theft||Pinewood (21)||Cove & Southwood (80)|
|Possession of Weapons||Hawley Lane & Fox Lane (2)||Mayfield (8)|
|Public Order||Pinewood (40)||Farnborough Town (131)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Cove & Southwood (2)||Farnborough Town (13)|
|Shoplifting||South Farnborough & North Camp (4)||Farnborough Town (164)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Cove & Southwood (1)||Farnborough Town (18)|
|Vehicle Crime||Pinewood (13)||Farnborough Hill (56)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Cove & Southwood (177)||Mayfield (380)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Farnborough change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Farnborough saw a 700% increase in robbery. Farnborough saw a large fall in shoplifting during November, when it fell by 92% compared to November in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+11%||-38%||-60%||-3%||-36%||+22%||-31%||-14%||+6%||-21%|
|Possession of Weapons||-14%||-||-25%||+100%||+100%||+20%||-||-67%||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-33%||-||-||-67%||-||-||-33%||-40%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-5%||-14%||-1%||+4%||+1%||+25%||-1%||+16%||+16%||-14%|