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Crime and Safety in Fleet, Hampshire

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Fleet is among the top 10 safest small towns in Hampshire, and is the 126th safest overall out of Hampshire's 269 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Fleet in 2021 was 47 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 69% lower than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Fleet is the 306th safest small town, and the 3,603rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2021, Fleet was the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2021 was also a bad month for Fleet residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous SmallTown.ToInlineText() for drugs, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.26 per 1,000 residents. Fleet recorded 20 reports of other theft during June 2021, making its crime rate of 0.86 the worst SmallTown.ToInlineText() for other theft in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Fleet are violence and sexual offences, with 486 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 401 offences and a difference of 3.66 from 2020's crime rate of 17. Fleet's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 133% from 2020's figure of 14 crimes.

Fleet 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Hampshire

53% lower, regional crime rate

South East

55% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Fleet is 53% lower than the South East and 55% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Fleet Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Fleet represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 11 May, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Fleet

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021471,094
2020471,083
2019501,154
2018511,189
2017471,083
201633775

Crime in Fleet Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Fleet This Year

 FleetHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2239.6127,80815.03 56% safer
Bicycle Theft210.902,4531.33 48% safer
Burglary492.117,4744.04 91% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson984.2214,0467.59 80% safer
Drugs160.694,6742.53 267% safer
Other Crime120.522,3201.25 140% safer
Other Theft1024.399,2114.98 13% safer
Possession of Weapons80.341,6540.89 162% safer
Public Order1606.8918,96410.25 49% safer
Robbery90.391,1030.60 54% safer
Shoplifting652.808,0724.36 56% safer
Theft From the Person60.268730.47 81% safer
Vehicle Crime622.679,1784.96 86% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences48620.9467,12736.29 73% safer

Fleet Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Church Crookham33029.9158% safer
Yateley72535.8931% safer
Denmead34945.942.6% safer
Horndean62246.710.90% safer
Chandler's Ford1,14747.020.23% safer
Fleet1,09447.13-
Fair Oak and Horton Heath52448.603.0% more dangerous
Bishopstoke51349.414.6% more dangerous
Hook40150.016% more dangerous
Tadley59653.0311% more dangerous
Bramshott and Liphook49753.2111% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Fleet

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Recent Crimes in Fleet

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
March 2022Other theftOn or near Darset AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Theatre/Concert HallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Minley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Fleet RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Honister GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Hereford MeadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Adams DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Fleet RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New Barn CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tavistock RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Lyndale DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near The SpinneyInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Minley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Aldershot RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Fleet Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour581310 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.84.11.70.90 Safer
Burglary3.82.52.32.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson665.04.2 Safer
Drugs0.990.951.70.69 Safer
Other Crime0.950.430.520.52 Safer
Other Theft674.04.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.730.520.560.34 Safer
Public Order5577 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.520.600.430.39 Getting worse
Shoplifting2.22.51.82.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.30.730.600.26 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.83.24.22.7 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18161721 Getting worse

Changes In Fleet's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Fleet to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Coventry39.9318% safer
Fleet47.13-
Birmingham49.605.0% more dangerous
Barnet67.0830% more dangerous
Croydon82.4843% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0348% more dangerous
Bristol90.5248% more dangerous
Leicester111.5958% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0662% more dangerous
Bradford132.2864% more dangerous
Leeds150.9469% more dangerous

Crime in Fleet's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Fleet South & Pondtail18523First

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 10 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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