Gosport Crime Overview

Gosport is the second most dangerous major town in Hampshire, and is the 37th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 274 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Gosport in 2020 was 71 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 0.96% higher than the Hampshire rate of 70 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Gosport is the 39th safest major town, and the 1,382nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Gosport was the worst major town in Hampshire for bicycle theft, with 13 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.15 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Gosport residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous major town for other theft, recording 39 crimes at a rate of 0.46 per 1,000 residents. Gosport recorded 14 reports of other crime during November 2020, making its crime rate of 0.17 the worst major town for other crime in Hampshire that month.

The most common crimes in Gosport are violence and sexual offences, with 2,706 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 32. This is 1.2% lower than 2019's figure of 2,739 offences and a difference of 0.39 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Gosport's least common crime is theft from the person, with 27 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 19% from 2019's figure of 32 crimes.

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See how Gosport shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Gosport and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Gosport Compared To Hampshire

Summary of Crimes in Gosport This Year

 GosportHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,97223.2433,04017.8623% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1081.272,4151.313.1% safer
Burglary2573.038,2094.4447% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6938.1713,5517.3310% more dangerous
Drugs2292.704,8442.623.0% more dangerous
Other Crime1221.442,3661.2811% more dangerous
Other Theft4194.948,1904.4310% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons881.041,7250.9311% more dangerous
Public Order7218.5015,5268.391.3% more dangerous
Robbery430.511,1700.6324% safer
Shoplifting3454.077,9204.285% safer
Theft From the Person270.327910.4334% safer
Vehicle Crime2462.907,4604.0339% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences2,70631.9055,48129.996% more dangerous

Gosport Compared to Nearby Major Towns

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fareham5,28145.4356% safer
Farnborough4,36266.736% safer
Basingstoke7,90369.082.4% safer
Gosport6,00470.77-
Havant9,54375.616% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Gosport

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Gosport Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33131723Getting worse
Bicycle Theft3.32.53.41.3Safer
Burglary654.33.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson111198Safer
Drugs1.91.61.52.7Getting worse
Other Crime1.41.31.21.4Getting worse
Other Theft7764.9Safer
Possession of Weapons0.650.800.811.0Getting worse
Public Order7878Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.520.520.51Getting worse
Shoplifting8674.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.420.310.380.32Safer
Vehicle Crime7652.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29313232Getting worse

Changes In Gosport's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Gosport's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Gosport that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Alver Valley Country Park84--360.12
Falklands Gardens733-2325
Gosport Park12-3-632.3
Privett Park7-1--11.1

Comparing Gosport to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.714.5% safer
Gosport70.77-
Coventry77.419% more dangerous
Croydon83.2215% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8118% more dangerous
Bristol86.2118% more dangerous
Leicester97.4427% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8731% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2834% more dangerous
Bradford133.0247% more dangerous
Leeds137.1048% more dangerous

Crime in Gosport's Neighbourhoods

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, Elson, and Lee-on-the-Solent.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alverstoke & Privett30642Ninth
Bridgemary North43555Seventh
Bridgemary South44860Fourth
Brockhurst38056Sixth
Clayhall & Anglesey43256Fifth
Elson40554Eighth
Gosport Town1,502149First
Lee-on-the-Solent46141Tenth
Priddy's Hard & Brockhurst East72780Third
Rowner90892Second

Gosport Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Gosport for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourBridgemary South (115)Gosport Town (399)
Bicycle TheftLee-on-the-Solent (4)Gosport Town (34)
BurglaryBridgemary North (12)Gosport Town (66)
Criminal Damage and ArsonElson (37)Gosport Town (136)
DrugsElson (6)Gosport Town (64)
Other CrimeAlverstoke & Privett (7)Brockhurst (15)
Other TheftBridgemary North (23)Gosport Town (112)
Possession of WeaponsBridgemary South (4)Gosport Town (23)
Public OrderAlverstoke & Privett (21)Gosport Town (223)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Priddy's Hard & Brockhurst East (1)Gosport Town (16)
ShopliftingBrockhurst (3)Gosport Town (132)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bridgemary North (1)Gosport Town (14)
Vehicle CrimeBridgemary North (18)Brockhurst (25)
Violence and Sexual OffencesLee-on-the-Solent (192)Gosport Town (629)

Crime in Gosport During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+179%-35%+21%+70%+33%+82%+23%+6%+4%-2%
Bicycle Theft-62%-68%-36%-58%-54%-44%-69%-88%-28%+33%
Burglary+6%-61%-44%+54%-30%-69%-32%-42%+8%-24%
Criminal Damage and Arson-42%-49%-36%+6%+67%+20%+2%-23%+10%+21%
Drugs+90%+23%+100%+110%+167%+36%+89%+31%+142%+233%
Other Crime+120%-50%-50%+9%+27%+14%+83%+57%-18%+150%
Other Theft+5%-43%-8%+18%-9%-32%-37%-56%-3%-27%
Possession of Weapons-13%+33%+150%+100%+38%--+100%--29%
Public Order+24%-27%+9%+67%+71%+72%+33%+42%+5%-9%
Robbery+50%-50%-57%+200%+17%-50%+200%+300%--67%
Shoplifting-17%-63%-45%-37%-63%-61%-19%-44%-48%-65%
Theft From the Person-50%-80%--75%+75%-33%---57%+100%
Vehicle Crime-16%-58%-81%-63%-32%-58%-82%-50%-22%+59%
Violence and Sexual Offences-6%-21%-26%+17%-12%+18%+26%-15%-20%+15%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Gosport

What police force serves Gosport?
Gosport's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Gosport?
Gosport is the second most dangerous major town in Hampshire.
What is Gosport's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Gosport are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Gosport?
Gosport's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021