Fawley Crime Overview

Fawley is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fawley in 2020 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 14% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fawley is the 301st most dangerous small town, and the 1,993rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Fawley was the worst small town in Hampshire for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Fawley residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for violence and sexual offences, recording 51 crimes at a rate of 3.6 per 1,000 residents. Fawley recorded 8 reports of drugs during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.57 the worst small town for drugs in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Fawley are violence and sexual offences, with 463 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 33. This is 5.0% higher than 2019's figure of 440 offences and a difference of 1.64 from 2019's crime rate of 31. Fawley's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Fawley Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Fawley This Year

 FawleyHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20514.5933,04017.8622% safer
Bicycle Theft30.212,4151.31524% safer
Burglary392.788,2094.4460% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1047.4013,5517.330.95% more dangerous
Drugs211.494,8442.6276% safer
Other Crime151.072,3661.2820% safer
Other Theft342.428,1904.4383% safer
Possession of Weapons90.641,7250.9345% safer
Public Order896.3415,5268.3932% safer
Robbery10.071,1700.63800% safer
Shoplifting422.997,9204.2843% safer
Theft From the Person30.217910.43105% safer
Vehicle Crime372.637,4604.0353% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences46332.9655,48129.999% more dangerous

Fawley Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hythe and Dibden1,10353.1915% safer
Alton1,07655.929% safer
Romsey82856.638% safer
Whitehill75858.604.5% safer
Petersfield90658.644.4% safer
Fawley86061.22-
Ringwood92763.453.5% more dangerous
Lymington and Pennington1,04463.764.0% more dangerous
Hound53470.5713% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fawley

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Recent Crimes in Fawley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The Mill PondInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Homer Farm LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near StonehillsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Thornhill RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Studley AvenueLocal resolution
August 2021DrugsOn or near Valley CloseLocal resolution
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harrier GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Thornhill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Foresters RoadLocal resolution
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bus/Coach StationLocal resolution
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nicholas RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hamilton CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hardley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Furzey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Bicycle theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hayward CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
August 2021DrugsOn or near Ridley CloseLocal resolution
August 2021Other crimeOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Pendleton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Fawley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1971315Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.280.360.360.21Safer
Burglary3.62.63.42.8Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1110127Safer
Drugs0.640.710.851.5Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.61.71.1Safer
Other Theft53.64.02.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.571.10.640.64Safer
Public Order6776Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.140.070.360.07Safer
Shoplifting1.62.24.03.0Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.14-0.21Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.02.43.72.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24293133Getting worse

Changes In Fawley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fawley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Fawley61.22-
Barnet67.7110% more dangerous
Coventry77.4121% more dangerous
Croydon83.2226% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8129% more dangerous
Bristol86.2129% more dangerous
Leicester97.4437% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8740% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2843% more dangerous
Bradford133.0254% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Fawley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Holbury North, Blackfield & Fawley53063First
Holbury South33059Second

Crime in Fawley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Fawley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Fawley saw a 400% increase in other theft. Fawley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 88% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+36%-23%-6%+150%-36%+4%-16%-40%-+8%
Burglary--60%-50%--33%-25%+200%-20%-25%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-71%-43%--25%+20%-40%-67%-63%-33%+14%
Drugs----+100%--50%-67%--
Other Crime-+25%---+100%-25%---
Other Theft-17%--86%-43%-50%-25%-33%+400%-83%-17%
Possession of Weapons--50%--------
Public Order+20%-80%+133%+60%-79%+38%-31%-+133%-
Shoplifting-55%-+133%+150%+133%-80%--75%-33%-
Vehicle Crime+200%+67%-88%-75%--75%-33%-67%-+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences--38%-21%+19%+85%-6%+15%+25%+76%-26%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Fawley

What police force serves Fawley?
Fawley's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Fawley?
Fawley is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Hampshire.
What is Fawley's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Fawley are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Fawley?
Fawley's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021