Crime in West Sussex

West Sussex is the 38th safest county in England and Wales. The overall crime rate in West Sussex in 2020 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 20 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of West Sussex's larger towns and cities, Bognor Regis is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Chichester, and Crawley comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of West Sussex, starting with Horsham which ranks as the safest area in West Sussex, followed up by Worth in second place, and Hassocks in third place.

Crime Map of West Sussex

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West Sussex Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour19,72919.86
Bicycle Theft1,0241.03
Burglary2,5252.54
Criminal Damage and Arson5,5825.62
Drugs2,2772.29
Other Crime1,2271.24
Other Theft3,7033.73
Possession of Weapons7850.79
Public Order5,2655.30
Robbery3760.38
Shoplifting3,3303.35
Theft From the Person3520.35
Vehicle Crime3,0393.06
Violence and Sexual Offences19,68319.81

West Sussex's Population Centres

 Total CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from West Sussex
Adur2,1983445% safer
Aldwick4053542% safer
Angmering3414121% safer
Bersted6276220% more dangerous
Billingshurst499525% more dangerous
Bognor Regis2,84410754% more dangerous
Burgess Hill1,3864413% safer
Chichester2,5768944% more dangerous
Crawley9,8918844% more dangerous
East Grinstead1,1314122% safer
Felpham4523926% safer
Hassocks2833447% safer
Haywards Heath1,2974217% safer
Horsham1,72212313% safer
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common6398340% more dangerous
Lancing1,057549% more dangerous
Littlehampton2,5098340% more dangerous
North Horsham8383832% safer
Rustington6004316% safer
Selsey515483.4% safer
Sompting462525% more dangerous
Worth3583352% safer
Worthing7,5736828% more dangerous

Crime Trends in West Sussex

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour18151420Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.31.31.41.0Safer
Burglary3.93.53.62.5Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7776Safer
Drugs1.51.71.92.3Getting worse
Other Crime1.01.01.21.2Getting worse
Other Theft6663.7Safer
Possession of Weapons0.580.760.950.79Getting worse
Public Order4.44.965Getting worse
Robbery0.350.430.500.38Safer
Shoplifting4.23.84.23.4Safer
Theft From the Person0.640.670.660.35Safer
Vehicle Crime3.64.34.83.1Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17192220Getting worse

Last updated: 18 Feb 2021