Felpham Crime Overview

Felpham is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Sussex, and is the 76th most dangerous overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Felpham in 2020 was 41 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 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Felpham is the 268th safest small town, and the 4,182nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Felpham was the worst small town in West Sussex for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.26 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Felpham residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. Felpham recorded 6 reports of vehicle crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.52 the worst small town for vehicle crime in West Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Felpham are violence and sexual offences, with 204 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 4.9% higher than 2019's figure of 194 offences and a difference of 0.86 from 2019's crime rate of 17. Felpham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Felpham Compared To West Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Felpham This Year

 FelphamWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour18015.6120,27623.4950% safer
Bicycle Theft161.391,0351.2014% more dangerous
Burglary302.602,6203.0417% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson736.335,8086.736% safer
Drugs302.602,3562.735% safer
Other Crime30.261,2361.43450% safer
Other Theft272.343,7344.3385% safer
Possession of Weapons50.437560.88105% safer
Public Order272.345,3926.25167% safer
Robbery20.173850.45165% safer
Shoplifting50.433,3513.88802% safer
Theft From the Person10.093520.41356% safer
Vehicle Crime534.603,1373.6321% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences20417.6920,38423.6133% safer

Felpham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Southwater36131.9729% safer
Worth38334.8419% safer
Hassocks31237.2111% safer
Aldwick44238.078% safer
North Horsham88939.843.6% safer
Felpham47641.29-
Angmering37544.948% more dangerous
Rustington63945.499% more dangerous
Selsey54550.6518% more dangerous
Billingshurst53255.7726% more dangerous
Sompting50156.5227% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Felpham

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Felpham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1512816Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.51.22.31.4Safer
Burglary3.73.83.02.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.954.26Getting worse
Drugs0.780.871.62.6Getting worse
Other Crime0.950.430.780.26Safer
Other Theft3.63.62.72.3Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.090.350.43Getting worse
Public Order2.72.63.62.3Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.52-0.17Safer
Shoplifting1.90.520.690.43Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.260.170.090.09Safer
Vehicle Crime11674.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12111718Getting worse

Changes In Felpham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Felpham's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
King George's Field3111111.0

Comparing Felpham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Felpham41.29-
Barnet67.7139% more dangerous
Coventry77.4147% more dangerous
Croydon83.2250% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8152% more dangerous
Bristol86.2152% more dangerous
Leicester97.4458% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8760% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2862% more dangerous
Bradford133.0269% more dangerous
Leeds137.1070% more dangerous

Crime in Felpham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Felpham42442First

Crime in Felpham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Felpham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Felpham saw a 440% increase in anti-social behaviour. Felpham saw a large fall in vehicle crime during June, when it fell by 90% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+33%+440%+82%+90%-18%+175%+54%+25%+71%+183%
Bicycle Theft+100%-67%-75%-----67%--
Burglary--75%--+67%+50%+200%---
Criminal Damage and Arson-75%+133%-67%-17%-22%+167%+150%+100%+220%-67%
Drugs--33%+50%+50%+100%-50%+100%---
Other Crime-------50%---
Other Theft-50%-50%--67%+50%-67%+50%-60%-50%+400%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order--50%-20%-25%-71%--60%+33%-67%-83%
Shoplifting--------75%-50%-
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime--71%-86%-90%-29%-25%+20%-43%--50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+7%+6%+24%+8%+100%-6%-17%+6%-33%-

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Felpham

What police force serves Felpham?
Felpham's local territorial police force is the Sussex Police.
How dangerous is Felpham?
Felpham is among the top 10 safest small towns in West Sussex.
What is Felpham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Felpham are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Felpham?
Felpham's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021