Hassocks Crime Overview

Hassocks is the third safest small town in West Sussex, and is the 67th safest overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hassocks in 2020 was 37 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 57% lower than the West Sussex rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hassocks is the 201st safest small town, and the 4,947th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2020, Hassocks was the worst small town in West Sussex for burglary, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.95 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2020 was also a bad month for Hassocks residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Hassocks recorded 12 reports of criminal damage and arson during June 2019, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in West Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Hassocks are violence and sexual offences, with 126 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 17% higher than 2019's figure of 104 offences and a difference of 2.63 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Hassocks's least common crime is theft from the person, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Hassocks Compared To West Sussex

Summary of Crimes in Hassocks This Year

 HassocksWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour11914.1920,27623.4966% safer
Bicycle Theft80.951,0351.2026% safer
Burglary172.032,6203.0450% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson485.725,8086.7318% safer
Drugs141.672,3562.7363% safer
Other Crime50.601,2361.43138% safer
Other Theft202.393,7344.3381% safer
Possession of Weapons30.367560.88144% safer
Public Order354.175,3926.2550% safer
Robbery40.483850.456% more dangerous
Shoplifting172.033,3513.8891% safer
Theft From the Person20.243520.4171% safer
Vehicle Crime131.553,1373.63134% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12615.0320,38423.6157% safer

Hassocks Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Southwater36131.9716% safer
Worth38334.847% safer
Hassocks31237.21-
Aldwick44238.072.3% more dangerous
North Horsham88939.847% more dangerous
Felpham47641.2910% more dangerous
Angmering37544.9417% more dangerous
Rustington63945.4918% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hassocks

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Hassocks Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour14111614Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.601.80.830.95Safer
Burglary2.63.52.72.0Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.94.676Getting worse
Drugs0.600.950.481.7Getting worse
Other Crime0.720.720.830.60Safer
Other Theft3.12.63.52.4Safer
Possession of Weapons0.240.360.600.36Safer
Public Order3.14.374.2Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.241.10.600.48Safer
Shoplifting1.42.552.0Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.120.120.24Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.32.71.31.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12121215Getting worse

Changes In Hassocks's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hassocks to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hassocks37.21-
Barnet67.7145% more dangerous
Coventry77.4152% more dangerous
Croydon83.2255% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8157% more dangerous
Bristol86.2157% more dangerous
Leicester97.4462% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8764% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2865% more dangerous
Bradford133.0272% more dangerous
Leeds137.1073% more dangerous

Crime in Hassocks's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hassocks, Keymer & East Hurstpierpoint35335First

Crime in Hassocks During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour--45%+60%+10%-35%+67%-56%+22%+18%-44%
Bicycle Theft-------+100%--
Burglary--50%+300%-50%-----75%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-86%-17%-60%-83%+75%-50%--+700%+50%
Drugs---------50%-
Other Crime----------
Other Theft----50%+50%-+200%---
Possession of Weapons---------50%-
Public Order--33%-29%-60%---67%-60%-50%+200%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting--25%-75%-80%-33%-75%--50%--
Vehicle Crime-33%----+33%----
Violence and Sexual Offences+56%+78%-75%-40%-25%+50%-30%-13%-+50%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hassocks

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021