Aldwick Crime Overview

Aldwick is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Sussex, and is the 71st safest overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aldwick in 2020 was 38 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 54% lower than the West Sussex rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aldwick is the 212nd safest small town, and the 4,791st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2020, Aldwick was the worst small town in West Sussex for burglary, with 11 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.95 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Aldwick residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Aldwick recorded 7 reports of vehicle crime during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.60 the worst small town for vehicle crime in West Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Aldwick are violence and sexual offences, with 153 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 13. This is 1.3% lower than 2019's figure of 155 offences and a difference of 0.17 from 2019's crime rate of 13. Aldwick's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Aldwick Compared To West Sussex

Summary of Crimes in Aldwick This Year

 AldwickWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour23620.3320,27623.4916% safer
Bicycle Theft50.431,0351.20179% safer
Burglary433.702,6203.0418% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson726.205,8086.739% safer
Drugs211.812,3562.7351% safer
Other Crime80.691,2361.43107% safer
Other Theft282.413,7344.3380% safer
Possession of Weapons100.867560.882.3% safer
Public Order373.195,3926.2596% safer
Robbery10.093850.45400% safer
Shoplifting121.033,3513.88277% safer
Theft From the Person30.263520.4158% safer
Vehicle Crime494.223,1373.6314% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15313.1820,38423.6179% safer

Aldwick Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Southwater36131.9719% safer
Worth38334.849% safer
Hassocks31237.212.3% safer
Aldwick44238.07-
North Horsham88939.844.4% more dangerous
Felpham47641.298% more dangerous
Angmering37544.9415% more dangerous
Rustington63945.4916% more dangerous
Selsey54550.6525% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aldwick

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Aldwick Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1371020Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.860.860.600.43Safer
Burglary3.43.42.53.7Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson3.73.32.96Getting worse
Drugs0.601.30.781.8Getting worse
Other Crime0.521.20.430.69Safer
Other Theft3.12.33.22.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.170.090.780.86Getting worse
Public Order4.11.72.53.2Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.340.090.09Safer
Shoplifting2.51.40.781.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.090.170.170.26Getting worse
Vehicle Crime52.864.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11101313Getting worse

Changes In Aldwick's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Aldwick's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Aldwick that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Avisford Park12-1-143.7
West Park Amenity Area84--313.4

Comparing Aldwick to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Aldwick38.07-
Barnet67.7144% more dangerous
Coventry77.4151% more dangerous
Croydon83.2254% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8156% more dangerous
Bristol86.2156% more dangerous
Leicester97.4461% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8763% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0271% more dangerous
Leeds137.1072% more dangerous

Crime in Aldwick's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aldwick28735First

Crime in Aldwick During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Aldwick change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Aldwick saw a 1,000% increase in vehicle crime. Aldwick saw a large fall in other theft during November, when it fell by 83% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-10%+200%+145%+188%+45%+29%+325%+67%+500%+118%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+300%-56%+100%-+100%-+200%+33%-33%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+400%-33%-+200%+80%+20%+233%-+200%+200%
Drugs+50%--+100%------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-33%-50%---60%+300%-50%+33%-83%+67%
Possession of Weapons-----33%-----
Public Order-40%-40%-+67%-57%-+100%+200%+200%-50%
Shoplifting-+300%--+200%-----
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+1,000%+75%--67%-56%-40%-73%-14%-60%-43%
Violence and Sexual Offences+150%-33%---24%--12%+60%-15%-44%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Aldwick

What police force serves Aldwick?
Aldwick's local territorial police force is the Sussex Police.
How dangerous is Aldwick?
Aldwick is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Sussex.
What is Aldwick's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Aldwick are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Aldwick?
Aldwick's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021