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Crime and Safety in Felpham

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Felpham is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Sussex, and is the 65th safest overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Felpham in 2021 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 70% lower than the West Sussex rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Felpham is the 141st safest small town, and the 5,540th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Felpham was the worst small town in West Sussex for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.09 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for Felpham residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.43 per 1,000 residents. Felpham recorded 9 reports of public order during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.78 the worst small town for public order in West Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Felpham are violence and sexual offences, with 156 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 31% lower than 2020's figure of 204 offences and a difference of 4.16 from 2020's crime rate of 18. Felpham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Felpham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, West Sussex

103% lower, regional crime rate

South East

115% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Felpham is 103% lower than the South East and 115% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Felpham Crime Rate Over Time

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Felpham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Felpham 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 Felpham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202135409
202041476
201943498
201837421
201743494
201626305

Crime in Felpham Compared To West Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Felpham This Year

 FelphamWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20417.6918,89721.89 24% safer
Bicycle Theft50.438801.02 137% safer
Burglary221.911,8792.18 14% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson504.345,8246.75 56% safer
Drugs141.211,8772.17 79% safer
Other Crime110.951,1731.36 43% safer
Other Theft312.694,2424.91 83% safer
Possession of Weapons40.355660.66 89% safer
Public Order534.606,1587.13 55% safer
Robbery30.262910.34 31% safer
Shoplifting80.693,9674.60 567% safer
Theft From the Person10.093250.38 322% safer
Vehicle Crime514.423,4073.95 11% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences15613.5321,36024.74 83% safer

Felpham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hassocks24629.3421% safer
Aldwick36731.6112% safer
North Horsham73232.818% safer
Worth37934.482.9% safer
Felpham40935.48-
Rustington58441.5715% more dangerous
Southwater47542.0716% more dangerous
Angmering35342.3116% more dangerous
Sompting41446.7124% more dangerous
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common44357.3838% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Felpham

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Recent Crimes in Felpham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Culver RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Upper Bognor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bala CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Norman'S DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Coniston CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sea DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Havelock CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Courtlands WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Norman'S DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Henfield WayOffender given a caution
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Ullswater GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Eastover WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Upper Bognor RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Felpham WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Second AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dryad WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Waterloo RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Coniston CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Links AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coniston CloseUnable to prosecute suspect

Felpham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1281618 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.22.31.40.43 Safer
Burglary3.83.02.61.9 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson54.264.3 Safer
Drugs0.871.62.61.2 Getting worse
Other Crime0.430.780.260.95 Getting worse
Other Theft3.62.72.32.7 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.090.350.430.35 Getting worse
Public Order2.63.62.34.6 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.52-0.170.26 Safer
Shoplifting0.520.690.430.69 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.170.090.090.09 Safer
Vehicle Crime674.64.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11171814 Getting 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 2021.

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

Comparing Felpham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Felpham35.48-
Barnet67.0847% more dangerous
Croydon82.4857% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0561% more dangerous
Bristol90.5261% more dangerous
Coventry102.2465% more dangerous
Leicester111.5968% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0671% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6473% more dangerous
Bradford132.2873% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Felpham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Felpham34835First

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 5 safest small town 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).

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