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Crime and Safety in Haslemere

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Haslemere is the second safest small town in Surrey, and is the 32nd safest overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Haslemere in 2021 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 37% lower than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haslemere is the 144th safest small town, and the 5,517th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Haslemere was the worst small town in Surrey for bicycle theft, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.23 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Haslemere residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 15 crimes at a rate of 0.86 per 1,000 residents. Haslemere recorded 4 reports of other crime during April 2021, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst small town for other crime in Surrey that month.

The most common crimes in Haslemere are violence and sexual offences, with 238 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 6% lower than 2020's figure of 252 offences and a difference of 0.80 from 2020's crime rate of 14. Haslemere's least common crime is theft from the person, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 67% from 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Haslemere 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Surrey

102% lower, regional crime rate

South East

115% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Haslemere is 102% lower than the South East and 115% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Haslemere Crime Rate Over Time

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Haslemere Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Haslemere 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 Haslemere

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202136622
202039677
201949863
201844776
201738671
201634591

Crime in Haslemere Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Haslemere This Year

 HaslemereSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour19811.3319,44616.26 44% safer
Bicycle Theft100.571,0900.91 60% safer
Burglary422.402,8872.41 0.42% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson492.806,4985.43 94% safer
Drugs150.862,0241.69 97% safer
Other Crime120.691,1961.00 45% safer
Other Theft663.785,0164.19 11% safer
Possession of Weapons100.574560.38 33% more dangerous
Public Order663.787,6976.44 70% safer
Shoplifting482.752,8002.34 15% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.344170.35 2.9% safer
Vehicle Crime603.434,5303.79 10% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23813.6123,35019.53 43% safer

Haslemere Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Ash683.78841% safer
Haslemere62235.58-
Cranleigh48739.6410% more dangerous
Worplesdon35239.8811% more dangerous
Frimley85243.9519% more dangerous
Warlingham37544.3620% more dangerous
Reigate1,07445.4122% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haslemere

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Recent Crimes in Haslemere

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Wey HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Downview CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Critchmere HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near WeyspringsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Bridge RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hindhead RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Mill CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hindhead RoadFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Heather WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parsons GreenInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near FieldwayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Whitfield RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Playing Field CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oak Tree LaneFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaLocal resolution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Meadow ValeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near WeyspringsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Hindhead RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Haslemere Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour12111611 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.51.60.290.57 Safer
Burglary4.863.52.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson564.72.8 Safer
Drugs0.920.741.40.86 Getting worse
Other Crime0.800.861.00.69 Safer
Other Theft664.13.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.400.400.57 Getting worse
Public Order4.44.14.23.8 Safer
Shoplifting2.02.61.52.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.400.460.570.34 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.94.32.43.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13161414 Getting worse

Changes In Haslemere's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Haslemere's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
High Lane Recreation Ground4----03.2
Hindhead Playing Field1----00.33

Comparing Haslemere to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Haslemere35.58-
Barnet67.0847% more dangerous
Croydon82.4857% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0560% more dangerous
Bristol90.5261% more dangerous
Coventry102.2465% more dangerous
Leicester111.5968% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0671% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6473% more dangerous
Bradford132.2873% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Haslemere's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Haslemere East25538First
Haslemere West22136Second

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 the second safest small town 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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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