Haslemere Crime Overview

Haslemere is among the top 5 safest small towns in Surrey, and is the 33rd safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Haslemere in 2020 was 39 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 30% lower than the Surrey rate of 50 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haslemere is the 224th safest small town, and the 4,658th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Haslemere was the worst small town in Surrey for burglary, with 9 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. May 2020 was also a bad month for Haslemere residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.17 per 1,000 residents. Haslemere recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during October 2019, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Haslemere are violence and sexual offences, with 252 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 10% lower than 2019's figure of 278 offences and a difference of 1.49 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Haslemere's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 460% from 2019's figure of 28 crimes.

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Summary of Crimes in Haslemere This Year

 HaslemereSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour27815.9024,96320.8831% safer
Bicycle Theft50.291,2681.06266% safer
Burglary613.493,6503.0513% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson824.697,3226.1230% safer
Drugs251.432,7712.3262% safer
Other Crime181.031,3391.129% safer
Other Theft724.124,9354.130.24% safer
Possession of Weapons70.405330.4512% safer
Public Order734.187,5216.2950% safer
Robbery50.293690.317% safer
Shoplifting261.492,9472.4665% safer
Theft From the Person100.573640.3047% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime412.354,9294.1275% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25214.4122,38018.7230% safer

Crime in Haslemere Compared To Surrey

Haslemere Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Worplesdon22225.1554% safer
Ash45825.4952% safer
Cranleigh44035.828% safer
Haslemere67738.72-
Warlingham40247.5619% more dangerous
Frimley94548.7521% more dangerous
Caterham-on-the-Hill68449.5522% more dangerous
Reigate1,20550.9524% more dangerous
Windlesham88851.6025% more dangerous

Haslemere Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour15121116Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.461.51.60.29Safer
Burglary4.44.863.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.3564.7Safer
Drugs0.570.920.741.4Getting worse
Other Crime1.30.800.861.0Getting worse
Other Theft6664.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.170.400.40Getting worse
Public Order54.44.14.2Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.06-0.230.29Getting worse
Shoplifting3.82.02.61.5Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.400.460.57Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.24.94.32.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10131614Getting worse

Changes In Haslemere's Crime Rates Over Time

Chart of CrimeRate.Front.Models.CombinedCityModel's crime rate trends over time

Comparing Haslemere to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Haslemere38.72-
Barnet67.7143% more dangerous
Coventry77.4150% more dangerous
Croydon83.2253% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8155% more dangerous
Bristol86.2155% more dangerous
Leicester97.4460% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8762% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2864% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Haslemere's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Haslemere East28743First
Haslemere West24239Second

Crime in Haslemere During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Haslemere change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Haslemere saw a 300% increase in drugs. Haslemere saw a large fall in burglary during July, when it fell by 94% compared to July in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Haslemere's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-8%+200%+260%+100%+76%-+50%-44%+25%-14%
Bicycle Theft-50%-50%-50%-------
Burglary-17%-50%-50%-75%-94%-36%-62%+40%-54%-10%
Criminal Damage and Arson-69%-58%+33%-36%-30%+50%-25%-17%-13%-
Drugs--+300%+50%--+100%--50%-
Other Crime-+300%-67%-+100%-+100%---
Other Theft-70%-80%-55%-60%+167%-59%-33%-50%+10%-40%
Possession of Weapons-----+100%----
Public Order-+200%-14%+125%-17%+33%-45%-80%+167%+50%
Shoplifting-60%--+33%-25%-33%--+100%+100%
Theft From the Person------+200%---
Vehicle Crime-71%-82%--33%+100%-89%-44%-25%-44%+67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+28%+15%+21%+9%+4%+25%-10%-30%-42%-11%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Haslemere

What police force serves Haslemere?
Haslemere's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.
How dangerous is Haslemere?
Haslemere is among the top 5 safest small towns in Surrey.
What is Haslemere's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Haslemere are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Haslemere?
Haslemere's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 01 Apr 2021