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Crime and Safety in Fawley, Hampshire

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Fawley is the most dangerous small town in Hampshire, and is the 53rd most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 269 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fawley in 2021 was 72 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 11% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fawley is the 224th most dangerous small town, and the 1,411st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Fawley was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Hampshire for criminal damage and arson, with 21 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.5 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Fawley residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for vehicle crime, recording 22 crimes at a rate of 1.6 per 1,000 residents. Fawley recorded 8 reports of drugs during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.57 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Fawley are violence and sexual offences, with 507 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 463 offences and a difference of 3.13 from 2020's crime rate of 33. Fawley's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Fawley 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Hampshire

0.10% higher, regional crime rate

South East

1.2% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Fawley is 0.10% higher than the South East and 1.2% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Fawley Crime Rate Over Time

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Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Fawley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021721,011
202061860
201969973
201861861
201756787
201642593

Crime in Fawley Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Fawley This Year

 FawleyHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16811.9627,80815.03 26% safer
Bicycle Theft60.432,4531.33 209% safer
Burglary503.567,4744.04 13% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1389.8214,0467.59 23% more dangerous
Drugs130.934,6742.53 172% safer
Other Crime161.142,3201.25 10% safer
Other Theft553.929,2114.98 27% safer
Possession of Weapons80.571,6540.89 56% safer
Public Order1027.2618,96410.25 41% safer
Robbery10.071,1030.60 757% safer
Shoplifting412.928,0724.36 49% safer
Theft From the Person30.218730.47 124% safer
Vehicle Crime715.059,1784.96 1.8% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences50736.0967,12736.29 0.55% safer

Fawley Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Alton1,25265.0711% safer
Whitehill87267.417% safer
Lymington and Pennington1,11668.166% safer
Romsey1,01469.353.8% safer
Hound54471.890.11% safer
Fawley1,01171.97-

Crime Over Time in Fawley

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Recent Crimes in Fawley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Jack Maynard RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Thornhill CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ashlett RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Long Lane CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Wentworth GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Stagbrake CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pendleton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Furzey CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The SaplingsUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pendleton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Denny CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pendleton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near The FoweyUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pendleton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Orchard CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pendleton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pendleton GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Toomer CloseLocal resolution

Fawley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7131512 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.360.360.210.43 Getting worse
Burglary2.63.42.83.6 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1012710 Safer
Drugs0.710.851.50.93 Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.71.11.1 Safer
Other Theft3.64.02.43.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons1.10.640.640.57 Safer
Public Order7767 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.070.360.070.07 Safer
Shoplifting2.24.03.02.9 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.14-0.210.21 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.43.72.65 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences29313336 Getting worse

Changes In Fawley's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fawley to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9380% safer
Birmingham49.6045% safer
Barnet67.087% safer
Fawley71.97-
Croydon82.4813% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0320% more dangerous
Bristol90.5220% more dangerous
Leicester111.5936% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0642% more dangerous
Bradford132.2846% more dangerous
Leeds150.9452% more dangerous

Crime in Fawley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Holbury North, Blackfield & Fawley55666Second
Holbury South45581First

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 the most dangerous small town 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).

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