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Crime and Safety in Aldwick

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Aldwick is the second safest small town in West Sussex, and is the 45th safest overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Aldwick in 2021 was 32 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 90% lower than the West Sussex rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Aldwick is the 119th safest small town, and the 4,895th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Aldwick was the worst small town in West Sussex for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.17 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2021 was also a bad month for Aldwick residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for vehicle crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.60 per 1,000 residents. Aldwick recorded 7 reports of shoplifting during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.60 the worst small town for shoplifting in West Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Aldwick are violence and sexual offences, with 144 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 6% lower than 2020's figure of 153 offences and a difference of 0.78 from 2020's crime rate of 13. Aldwick's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 400% from 2020's figure of 5 crimes.

Aldwick 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, West Sussex

127% lower, regional crime rate

South East

142% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Aldwick is 127% lower than the South East and 142% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Aldwick Crime Rate Over Time

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Aldwick Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Aldwick 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 Aldwick

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202132367
202038442
201934391
201829337
201735403
201630354

Crime in Aldwick Compared To West Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Aldwick This Year

 AldwickWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour22719.5518,89721.89 12% safer
Bicycle Theft10.098801.02 1033% safer
Burglary90.781,8792.18 179% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson524.485,8246.75 51% safer
Drugs131.121,8772.17 94% safer
Other Crime60.521,1731.36 162% safer
Other Theft383.274,2424.91 50% safer
Possession of Weapons50.435660.66 53% safer
Public Order403.456,1587.13 107% safer
Robbery20.172910.34 100% safer
Shoplifting231.983,9674.60 132% safer
Theft From the Person10.093250.38 322% safer
Vehicle Crime332.843,4073.95 39% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14412.4021,36024.74 100% safer

Aldwick Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hassocks24629.348% safer
Aldwick36731.61-
North Horsham73232.813.7% more dangerous
Worth37934.488% more dangerous
Felpham40935.4811% more dangerous
Rustington58441.5724% more dangerous
Southwater47542.0725% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Aldwick

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Recent Crimes in Aldwick

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cherry CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Aldwick StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Anson RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stoney Stile CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Boxgrove GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Carnot CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Aigburth AvenueLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pryors LaneLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Rucrofts CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Stoney Stile LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elizabeth CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Silverston AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rose Green RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Aldwick RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Raleigh RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Regents WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Anson RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Nyewood LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Aldwick Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour7102020 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.860.600.430.09 Safer
Burglary3.42.53.70.78 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.32.964.5 Getting worse
Drugs1.30.781.81.1 Getting worse
Other Crime1.20.430.690.52 Safer
Other Theft2.33.22.43.3 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.090.780.860.43 Getting worse
Public Order1.72.53.23.4 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.340.090.090.17 Safer
Shoplifting1.40.781.02.0 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.170.260.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime2.864.22.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences10131312 Getting 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 2021.

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
Aldwick31.61-
Barnet67.0853% more dangerous
Croydon82.4862% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0565% more dangerous
Bristol90.5265% more dangerous
Coventry102.2469% more dangerous
Leicester111.5972% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0674% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6476% more dangerous
Bradford132.2876% more dangerous
Leeds150.9479% more dangerous

Crime in Aldwick's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Aldwick25531First

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 the second safest small town 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 bicycle theft.

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