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Crime and Safety in Gosport, Hampshire

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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.

Gosport 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Major Towns, Hampshire

13% higher, regional crime rate

South East

7% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

Gosport Crime Rate Over Time

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Gosport Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Gosport

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021826,999
2020716,004
2019796,687
2018816,838
2017837,030
2016655,481

Crime in Gosport Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Gosport This Year

 GosportHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,62919.2027,80815.03 22% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft1311.542,4531.33 14% more dangerous
Burglary2302.717,4744.04 49% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6838.0514,0467.59 6% more dangerous
Drugs2522.974,6742.53 15% more dangerous
Other Crime1251.472,3201.25 15% more dangerous
Other Theft4285.049,2114.98 1.2% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons780.921,6540.89 3.3% more dangerous
Public Order90310.6418,96410.25 3.7% more dangerous
Robbery320.381,1030.60 58% safer
Shoplifting3474.098,0724.36 7% safer
Theft From the Person280.338730.47 42% safer
Vehicle Crime3774.449,1784.96 12% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences3,38539.9067,12736.29 9% more dangerous

Gosport Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fareham6,20353.3755% safer
Farnborough4,80773.5412% safer
Basingstoke8,76076.578% safer
Gosport6,99982.50-
Havant10,52683.391.1% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Gosport

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Recent Crimes in Gosport

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Balfour CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Highwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Woodward CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pegasus CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pedestrian SubwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Petrol StationAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Parking AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Otter CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Milvil RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Selsey AvenueLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Armstrong CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Flag Staff GreenUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crane CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Quay LaneLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Lindbergh CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Nelson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Gunners WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near San Diego RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Gosport Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13172319 Safer
Bicycle Theft2.53.41.31.5 Safer
Burglary54.33.02.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11988 Safer
Drugs1.61.52.73.0 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.21.41.5 Getting worse
Other Theft764.95 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.800.811.00.92 Getting worse
Public Order87811 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.520.520.510.38 Safer
Shoplifting674.14.1 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.310.380.320.33 Safer
Vehicle Crime652.94.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31323240 Getting 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 2021.

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
Barnet67.0823% safer
Croydon82.480.02% safer
Gosport82.50-
Sheffield90.058% more dangerous
Bristol90.529% more dangerous
Coventry102.2419% more dangerous
Leicester111.5926% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0633% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6436% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9445% 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, Bridgemary North, and Lee-on-the-Solent.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Alverstoke & Privett29941Tenth
Bridgemary North43755Ninth
Bridgemary South46261Sixth
Brockhurst55481Fourth
Clayhall & Anglesey46861Seventh
Elson48365Fifth
Gosport Town1,765176First
Lee-on-the-Solent64357Eighth
Priddy's Hard & Brockhurst East78887Third
Rowner1,100112Second

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 (68)Gosport Town (328)
Bicycle TheftBridgemary North (3)Gosport Town (65)
BurglaryElson (8)Gosport Town (46)
Criminal Damage and ArsonAlverstoke & Privett (26)Gosport Town (146)
DrugsElson (10)Gosport Town (72)
Other CrimeLee-on-the-Solent (7)Rowner (26)
Other TheftBridgemary North (26)Gosport Town (108)
Possession of WeaponsAlverstoke & Privett (2)Gosport Town (20)
Public OrderAlverstoke & Privett (33)Gosport Town (270)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Lee-on-the-Solent (2)Gosport Town (9)
ShopliftingBrockhurst (1)Elson (93)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Bridgemary South (1)Gosport Town (13)
Vehicle CrimeBridgemary South (11)Gosport Town (75)
Violence and Sexual OffencesAlverstoke & Privett (112)Gosport Town (806)

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).

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