Crime in Southampton can fluctuate from year to year, however, as the nights grow longer and Christmas draws nearer, crime has been on the rise at this time of year. Violent and sexual crimes, in particular, have skyrocketed by around 700% in the last couple of months in comparison with the amount of this particular crime that was committed over the summer months.
These worst affected areas are:
With cuts to police and an increasing population, Southampton is one of many UK cities experiencing higher rates of crime than in the past. It is not uncommon for businesses to start looking into taking extra security measures that they may not have considered beforehand.
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