Fleet Crime Overview

Fleet is among the top 20 safest small towns in Hampshire, and is the 102nd most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fleet in 2020 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 50% lower than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fleet is the 346th safest small town, and the 3,431st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Fleet was the worst small town in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2020 was also a bad month for Fleet residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Fleet recorded 18 reports of criminal damage and arson during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.78 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Fleet are violence and sexual offences, with 401 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 4.7% higher than 2019's figure of 382 offences and a difference of 0.82 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Fleet's least common crime is robbery, with 10 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 40% from 2019's figure of 14 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Fleet This Year

 FleetHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour29712.8033,04017.8640% safer
Bicycle Theft391.682,4151.3122% more dangerous
Burglary542.338,2094.4491% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1154.9513,5517.3348% safer
Drugs391.684,8442.6256% safer
Other Crime120.522,3661.28146% safer
Other Theft934.018,1904.4310% safer
Possession of Weapons130.561,7250.9366% safer
Public Order1556.6815,5268.3926% safer
Robbery100.431,1700.6347% safer
Shoplifting411.777,9204.28142% safer
Theft From the Person140.607910.4328% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime974.187,4604.033.6% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences40117.2855,48129.9974% safer

Crime in Fleet Compared To Hampshire

Fleet Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Church Crookham44039.8817% safer
Denmead32642.919% safer
Bramshott and Liphook41344.216% safer
Tadley49744.226% safer
Hedge End1,02845.991.5% safer
Fleet1,08346.66-
Hook37646.890.49% more dangerous
Fair Oak and Horton Heath51848.052.9% more dangerous
Bishopstoke50548.644.1% more dangerous
Hythe and Dibden1,10353.1912% more dangerous
Alton1,07655.9217% more dangerous

Fleet Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour155813Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.01.84.11.7Safer
Burglary3.13.82.52.3Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7665.0Safer
Drugs1.30.990.951.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.950.430.52Safer
Other Theft4.7674.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.730.520.56Getting worse
Public Order6557Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.040.520.600.43Getting worse
Shoplifting4.12.22.51.8Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.471.30.730.60Safer
Vehicle Crime1.82.83.24.2Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences16181617Getting worse

Changes In Fleet's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Fleet to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Fleet46.66-
Barnet67.7131% more dangerous
Coventry77.4140% more dangerous
Croydon83.2244% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8146% more dangerous
Bristol86.2146% more dangerous
Leicester97.4452% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8755% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2857% more dangerous
Bradford133.0265% more dangerous
Leeds137.1066% more dangerous

Crime in Fleet's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Fleet South & Pondtail18724First

Crime in Fleet During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Fleet change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Fleet saw a 600% increase in burglary. Fleet saw a large fall in vehicle crime during August, when it fell by 88% compared to August in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Fleet's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+400%+29%-14%+21%+139%+58%+150%+11%+111%+53%
Bicycle Theft-82%-77%--+50%---86%-67%-
Burglary--86%-33%--75%+33%-40%+100%-71%+600%
Criminal Damage and Arson-42%+43%-20%-45%+20%-77%+125%-36%-50%-14%
Drugs--33%-50%--33%--+200%+50%+400%
Other Crime--50%-+300%-----50%-
Other Theft-46%+10%-54%-17%-11%-18%-55%-50%-73%-77%
Possession of Weapons---50%--50%-+100%---
Public Order-29%+83%-50%-22%+57%+186%+250%--68%+120%
Robbery---67%---50%--+300%-67%
Shoplifting-80%-43%-+67%+67%+67%-13%-71%-63%-33%
Theft From the Person------+100%-75%--50%
Vehicle Crime+45%+320%-13%+100%+20%-88%+167%-60%+600%+33%
Violence and Sexual Offences-5%-26%-24%-44%+20%+148%+36%-24%-3%+61%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Fleet

What police force serves Fleet?
Fleet's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Fleet?
Fleet is among the top 20 safest small towns in Hampshire.
What is Fleet's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Fleet are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Fleet?
Fleet's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021