Gosport is the second most dangerous major town in Hampshire, and is the 32nd most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gosport in 2021 was 82 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 3.6% higher than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gosport is the 48th safest major town, and the 999th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Gosport was the worst major town in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 19 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.22 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Gosport residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous major town for burglary, recording 30 crimes at a rate of 0.35 per 1,000 residents. Gosport recorded 77 reports of criminal damage and arson during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.91 the worst major town for criminal damage and arson in Hampshire that month.
The most common crimes in Gosport are violence and sexual offences, with 3,385 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 40. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 2,706 offences and a difference of 8.00 from 2020's crime rate of 32. Gosport's least common crime is theft from the person, with 28 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 3.6% from 2020's figure of 27 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Major Towns, Hampshire
13% higher, regional crime rate
7% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Gosport is 13% higher than the South East and 7% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Gosport 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||1,629||19.20||27,808||15.03||22% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||131||1.54||2,453||1.33||14% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||683||8.05||14,046||7.59||6% more dangerous|
|Drugs||252||2.97||4,674||2.53||15% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||125||1.47||2,320||1.25||15% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||428||5.04||9,211||4.98||1.2% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||78||0.92||1,654||0.89||3.3% more dangerous|
|Public Order||903||10.64||18,964||10.25||3.7% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||28||0.33||873||0.47||42% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||377||4.44||9,178||4.96||12% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||3,385||39.90||67,127||36.29||9% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Balfour Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Highwood Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Burglary||On or near Woodward Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Pegasus Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Petrol Station||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Parking Area||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near Otter Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Milvil Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Selsey Avenue||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Armstrong Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Flag Staff Green||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Crane Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Quay Lane||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Lindbergh Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Nelson Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Gunners Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Bicycle theft||On or near San Diego Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||9||8||8||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.3||1.2||1.4||1.5||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.80||0.81||1.0||0.92||Getting worse|
|Public Order||8||7||8||11||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.52||0.52||0.51||0.38||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.31||0.38||0.32||0.33||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||31||32||32||40||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Gosport 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|
|Alver Valley Country Park||8||4||-||-||3||6||0.12|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Sheffield||90.05||8% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||9% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||19% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||26% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||33% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||36% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||38% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||45% more dangerous|
Gosport Town is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Gosport, followed by Rowner in second place, and Priddy's Hard & Brockhurst East as the third most dangerous area. Gosport's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Alverstoke & Privett, Bridgemary North, and Lee-on-the-Solent.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Alverstoke & Privett||299||41||Tenth|
|Clayhall & Anglesey||468||61||Seventh|
|Priddy's Hard & Brockhurst East||788||87||Third|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Gosport for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Bridgemary South (68)||Gosport Town (328)|
|Bicycle Theft||Bridgemary North (3)||Gosport Town (65)|
|Burglary||Elson (8)||Gosport Town (46)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Alverstoke & Privett (26)||Gosport Town (146)|
|Drugs||Elson (10)||Gosport Town (72)|
|Other Crime||Lee-on-the-Solent (7)||Rowner (26)|
|Other Theft||Bridgemary North (26)||Gosport Town (108)|
|Possession of Weapons||Alverstoke & Privett (2)||Gosport Town (20)|
|Public Order||Alverstoke & Privett (33)||Gosport Town (270)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Lee-on-the-Solent (2)||Gosport Town (9)|
|Shoplifting||Brockhurst (1)||Elson (93)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Bridgemary South (1)||Gosport Town (13)|
|Vehicle Crime||Bridgemary South (11)||Gosport Town (75)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Alverstoke & Privett (112)||Gosport Town (806)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Gosport change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Gosport saw a 300% increase in robbery. Gosport saw a large fall in bicycle theft during October, when it fell by 88% compared to October in 2019. Rates of bicycle theft and vehicle crime both fell year-on-year for every month during Gosport's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-42%||-49%||-36%||+6%||+67%||+20%||+2%||-23%||+10%||+21%|
|Possession of Weapons||-13%||+33%||+150%||+100%||+38%||-||-||+100%||-||-29%|
|Theft From the Person||-50%||-80%||-||-75%||+75%||-33%||-||-||-57%||+100%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-6%||-21%||-26%||+17%||-12%||+18%||+26%||-15%||-20%||+15%|