Havant is the most dangerous major town in Hampshire, and is the 30th most dangerous overall out of Hampshire's 268 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Havant in 2021 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Hampshire's overall crime rate, coming in 4.6% higher than the Hampshire rate of 80 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Havant is the 50th safest major town, and the 971st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In December 2021, Havant was the worst major town in Hampshire for criminal damage and arson, with 76 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.60 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Havant residents, when it was Hampshire's most dangerous major town for burglary, recording 36 crimes at a rate of 0.29 per 1,000 residents. Havant recorded 25 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst major town for drugs in Hampshire that month.
The most common crimes in Havant are violence and sexual offences, with 5,462 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 4,386 offences and a difference of 8.52 from 2020's crime rate of 35. Havant's least common crime is theft from the person, with 51 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 25% from 2020's figure of 64 crimes.
Major Towns, Hampshire
14% higher, regional crime rate
8% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Havant is 14% higher than the South East and 8% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Havant 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||2,025||16.04||27,808||15.03||6% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||83||0.66||2,453||1.33||102% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||925||7.33||14,046||7.59||3.5% safer|
|Drugs||329||2.61||4,674||2.53||3.1% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||182||1.44||2,320||1.25||13% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||555||4.40||9,211||4.98||13% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||119||0.94||1,654||0.89||5% more dangerous|
|Public Order||1,563||12.38||18,964||10.25||17% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||51||0.40||873||0.47||18% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||395||3.13||9,178||4.96||58% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||5,462||43.27||67,127||36.29||16% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Further/Higher Educational Building||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Little Hackets||Offender given a caution|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Stanbridge Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Manor Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Applewood Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Maisemore Gardens||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near Arnside Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Fernhurst Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Muscliffe Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Haslar Crescent||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Ashe Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Further/Higher Educational Building||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Chaucer Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Crombie Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Portland Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||11||9||8||7||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.59||0.91||1.2||0.94||Getting worse|
|Public Order||8||8||11||12||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.40||0.45||0.58||0.54||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.56||0.40||0.51||0.40||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||35||34||35||43||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Havant 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|
|Cowplain Recreation Ground||1||1||1||-||1||1||0.98|
|Front Lawn Recreation Ground||6||-||-||-||2||3||2.1|
|Hayling Golf Links||6||-||-||-||-||0||0.10|
|Waterlooville Recreation Ground||44||2||8||-||12||8||9|
|Major Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Sheffield||90.05||7% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||8% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||18% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||25% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||32% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||36% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||37% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||45% more dangerous|
Central Havant & Langstone is the most dangerous neighbourhood in Havant, followed by Barncroft & Warren Park in second place, and Stockheath Common as the third most dangerous area. Havant's safest neighbourhoods are, in order, Cowplain East, Emsworth, and Waterlooville North East.
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Barncroft & Warren Park||822||129||Second|
|Central Havant & Langstone||1,440||143||First|
|Hayling West & North||413||68||Tenth|
|Purbrook & Widley||535||56||13th|
|Waterlooville North East||168||28||17th|
|Waterlooville North West||526||64||12th|
Showing the safest and most dangerous parts of Havant for specific criminal activity, with crime count and rate shown in brackets.
|Crime Type||Safest Neighbourhood||Most Dangerous Neighbourhood|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||Cowplain East (39)||Barncroft & Warren Park (162)|
|Bicycle Theft||West Leigh (1)||Central Havant & Langstone (38)|
|Burglary||Waterlooville North East (4)||Central Havant & Langstone (37)|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||Waterlooville North East (20)||Leigh Park (75)|
|Drugs||Cowplain East (5)||Central Havant & Langstone (84)|
|Other Crime||Waterlooville North East (2)||Waterlooville Central (19)|
|Other Theft||Purbrook & Widley (17)||Hayling West & North (53)|
|Possession of Weapons||Cowplain East (1)||Central Havant & Langstone (24)|
|Public Order||Waterlooville North East (18)||Barncroft & Warren Park (146)|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||Waterlooville North East (1)||Central Havant & Langstone (17)|
|Shoplifting||Cowplain East (3)||Central Havant & Langstone (181)|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||Cowplain West (1)||Central Havant & Langstone (13)|
|Vehicle Crime||Cowplain East (9)||Central Havant & Langstone (54)|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||Waterlooville North East (92)||Barncroft & Warren Park (477)|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Havant change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Havant saw a 214% increase in possession of weapons. Havant saw a large fall in theft from the person during April, when it fell by 75% compared to April in 2019. Havant saw consistent falls in the crime rate of several types of crime during every month of its Coronavirus lockdown, including bicycle theft, other theft, and vehicle crime.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-8%||-39%||+9%||+3%||+33%||+16%||+4%||-13%||-23%||-20%|
|Possession of Weapons||-8%||+120%||+50%||-||+214%||+70%||+71%||-||-33%||+160%|
|Theft From the Person||+67%||-75%||+100%||+50%||-||+125%||+25%||+150%||+40%||-14%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+3%||-11%||+8%||+22%||+5%||+7%||+12%||+7%||-21%||-28%|