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Crime and Safety in Angmering

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Angmering is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Sussex, and is the 80th most dangerous overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Angmering in 2021 was 42 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 42% lower than the West Sussex rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Angmering is the 224th safest small town, and the 4,353rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2021, Angmering was the worst small town in West Sussex for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.24 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Angmering residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.60 per 1,000 residents. Angmering recorded 16 reports of vehicle crime during January 2021, making its crime rate of 1.9 the worst small town for vehicle crime in West Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Angmering are violence and sexual offences, with 153 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 10% lower than 2020's figure of 169 offences and a difference of 1.91 from 2020's crime rate of 20. Angmering's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 700% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Angmering 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Small Towns, West Sussex

70% lower, regional crime rate

South East

81% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Angmering is 70% lower than the South East and 81% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Angmering Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Angmering 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 Angmering

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202142353
202045375
201947390
201849405
201742351
201633277

Crime in Angmering Compared To West Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Angmering This Year

 AngmeringWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour14417.2618,89721.89 27% safer
Bicycle Theft60.728801.02 42% safer
Burglary121.441,8792.18 51% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson283.365,8246.75 101% safer
Drugs111.321,8772.17 64% safer
Other Crime70.841,1731.36 62% safer
Other Theft333.954,2424.91 24% safer
Possession of Weapons10.125660.66 450% safer
Public Order455.396,1587.13 32% safer
Shoplifting91.083,9674.60 326% safer
Vehicle Crime485.753,4073.95 31% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15318.3421,36024.74 35% safer

Angmering Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
North Horsham73232.8129% safer
Worth37934.4823% safer
Felpham40935.4819% safer
Rustington58441.571.8% safer
Southwater47542.070.57% safer
Angmering35342.31-
Sompting41446.719% more dangerous
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common44357.3826% more dangerous
Lancing1,11457.4226% more dangerous
Billingshurst56359.0128% more dangerous
Southwick72059.8629% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Angmering

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Recent Crimes in Angmering

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Older WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Maytree CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Golfers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sunnyside CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Chapel WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Decoy DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shardeloes RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Cumberland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Older WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Littlehampton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Theft from the personOn or near Lloyd Goring CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other crimeOn or near Chapel WalkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mill Road AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near High StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mayflower WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022DrugsOn or near The CottrellsLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Palmer RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
February 2022Other theftOn or near MayfieldInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Angmering Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14131317 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.720.360.360.72 Getting worse
Burglary2.52.43.21.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson774.73.4 Safer
Drugs1.40.841.61.3 Getting worse
Other Crime0.961.31.20.84 Safer
Other Theft4.22.93.04.0 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.360.960.960.12 Safer
Public Order4.664.85 Getting worse
Shoplifting1.90.720.961.1 Safer
Vehicle Crime63.43.06 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences18202018 Safer

Changes In Angmering's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Angmering's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Worthing Rugby Football Club917-973.6

Comparing Angmering to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Angmering42.31-
Barnet67.0837% more dangerous
Croydon82.4849% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0553% more dangerous
Bristol90.5253% more dangerous
Coventry102.2459% more dangerous
Leicester111.5962% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0666% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6467% more dangerous
Bradford132.2868% more dangerous
Leeds150.9472% more dangerous

Crime in Angmering's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Angmering South53551First

Crime in Angmering During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Angmering change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Angmering saw a 700% increase in burglary. Angmering saw a large fall in vehicle crime during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-50%+78%+317%+18%-64%+67%-55%+100%+267%-
Burglary-67%------+700%+100%+400%
Criminal Damage and Arson+14%-50%-67%+100%--25%-67%-50%-75%+100%
Drugs--+200%-------
Other Crime---------+100%
Other Theft+67%-+100%-+50%--67%--+200%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-80%--33%+25%+250%-50%+17%-83%+200%+67%
Vehicle Crime-------+175%-86%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+53%-22%-27%+63%+67%+33%+7%-58%-69%-8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Angmering

What police force serves Angmering?
Angmering's local territorial police force is the Sussex Police.

How dangerous is Angmering?
Angmering is among the top 10 most dangerous small town in West Sussex.

What is Angmering's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Angmering are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Angmering?
Angmering's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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