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Crime and Safety in Havant, Hampshire

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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.

Havant 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Major Towns, Hampshire

14% higher, regional crime rate

South East

8% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

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.

Havant Crime Rate Over Time

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Havant Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Havant

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20218310,526
2020769,546
20198110,250
20188911,254
20178110,200
2016658,217

Crime in Havant Compared To Hampshire

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Summary of Crimes in Havant This Year

 HavantHampshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour2,02516.0427,80815.03 6% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft830.662,4531.33 102% safer
Burglary2862.277,4744.04 78% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson9257.3314,0467.59 3.5% safer
Drugs3292.614,6742.53 3.1% more dangerous
Other Crime1821.442,3201.25 13% more dangerous
Other Theft5554.409,2114.98 13% safer
Possession of Weapons1190.941,6540.89 5% more dangerous
Public Order1,56312.3818,96410.25 17% more dangerous
Robbery680.541,1030.60 11% safer
Shoplifting5084.028,0724.36 8% safer
Theft From the Person510.408730.47 18% safer
Vehicle Crime3953.139,1784.96 58% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences5,46243.2767,12736.29 16% more dangerous

Havant Compared to Nearby Major Towns)

Major TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Fareham6,20353.3756% safer
Farnborough4,80773.5413% safer
Basingstoke8,76076.579% safer
Gosport6,99982.501.1% safer
Havant10,52683.39-

Crime Over Time in Havant

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Recent Crimes in Havant

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Little HacketsOffender given a caution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Stanbridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Manor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Applewood GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maisemore GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Arnside RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fernhurst CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Muscliffe CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Haslar CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ashe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chaucer CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Crombie CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Portland RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Havant Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour13172116 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.71.20.730.66 Safer
Burglary53.82.82.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson11987 Safer
Drugs1.41.52.82.6 Getting worse
Other Crime1.81.41.51.4 Safer
Other Theft654.14.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.590.911.20.94 Getting worse
Public Order881112 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.400.450.580.54 Getting worse
Shoplifting10104.64.0 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.560.400.510.40 Safer
Vehicle Crime753.53.1 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences35343543 Getting worse

Changes In Havant's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Havant's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Havant that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Cowplain Recreation Ground111-110.98
Front Lawn Recreation Ground6---232.1
Hayling Golf Links6----00.10
Hollybank Ground31--414.4
Mengham Park-----10.38
Stockheath Common2---201.2
Waterlooville Recreation Ground4428-1289

Comparing Havant to the UK's Major Cities

Major TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0824% safer
Croydon82.481.1% safer
Havant83.39-
Sheffield90.057% more dangerous
Bristol90.528% more dangerous
Coventry102.2418% more dangerous
Leicester111.5925% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0632% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6436% more dangerous
Bradford132.2837% more dangerous
Leeds150.9445% more dangerous

Crime in Havant's Neighbourhoods

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.

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Barncroft & Warren Park822129Second
Bedhampton67373Eighth
Central Havant & Langstone1,440143First
Cowplain East2173416th
Cowplain West63392Seventh
Emsworth5115115th
Hayling Eastoke3355414th
Hayling West & North41368Tenth
Leigh Park774121Fourth
Purbrook & Widley5355613th
South Hayling38268Ninth
Stockheath Common1,205128Third
Waterlooville Central813115Fifth
Waterlooville East3686611th
Waterlooville North East1682817th
Waterlooville North West5266412th
West Leigh711100Sixth

Havant Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

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

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCowplain East (39)Barncroft & Warren Park (162)
Bicycle TheftWest Leigh (1)Central Havant & Langstone (38)
BurglaryWaterlooville North East (4)Central Havant & Langstone (37)
Criminal Damage and ArsonWaterlooville North East (20)Leigh Park (75)
DrugsCowplain East (5)Central Havant & Langstone (84)
Other CrimeWaterlooville North East (2)Waterlooville Central (19)
Other TheftPurbrook & Widley (17)Hayling West & North (53)
Possession of WeaponsCowplain East (1)Central Havant & Langstone (24)
Public OrderWaterlooville North East (18)Barncroft & Warren Park (146)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Waterlooville North East (1)Central Havant & Langstone (17)
ShopliftingCowplain East (3)Central Havant & Langstone (181)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Cowplain West (1)Central Havant & Langstone (13)
Vehicle CrimeCowplain East (9)Central Havant & Langstone (54)
Violence and Sexual OffencesWaterlooville North East (92)Barncroft & Warren Park (477)

Crime in Havant During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+152%-16%+27%+30%+9%+40%+35%+3%-10%-42%
Bicycle Theft-60%-55%-29%-59%-41%-56%+23%-38%-70%-54%
Burglary-33%-3%-19%-37%-27%-37%-54%-43%-51%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson-8%-39%+9%+3%+33%+16%+4%-13%-23%-20%
Drugs+93%+25%+140%+140%+72%+82%-+44%+140%+100%
Other Crime+80%+40%-9%+24%+12%+60%--33%-61%-50%
Other Theft-9%-20%-31%-49%-25%-43%+2%-15%-29%-35%
Possession of Weapons-8%+120%+50%-+214%+70%+71%--33%+160%
Public Order+39%+40%+155%+26%+3%+31%+47%+17%+50%-24%
Robbery-33%--40%-33%+120%-38%+83%+100%+100%-50%
Shoplifting-35%-74%-60%-59%-65%-73%-56%-68%-68%-73%
Theft From the Person+67%-75%+100%+50%-+125%+25%+150%+40%-14%
Vehicle Crime--14%-63%-34%-48%-58%-53%-44%-33%-55%
Violence and Sexual Offences+3%-11%+8%+22%+5%+7%+12%+7%-21%-28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Havant

What police force serves Havant?
Havant's local territorial police force is the Hampshire Constabulary.

How dangerous is Havant?
Havant is the most dangerous major town in Hampshire.

What is Havant's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Havant are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Havant?
Havant's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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