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Crime and Safety in Hassocks

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Hassocks is the safest small towns in West Sussex, and is the 37th safest overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hassocks in 2021 was 29 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 105% lower than the West Sussex rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hassocks is the 106th safest small town, and the 4,399th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Hassocks was the worst small town in West Sussex for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2021 was also a bad month for Hassocks residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Hassocks recorded 1 report of robbery during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.12 the worst small town for robbery in West Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Hassocks are violence and sexual offences, with 92 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 11. This is 37% lower than 2020's figure of 126 offences and a difference of 4.06 from 2020's crime rate of 15. Hassocks's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Hassocks 2022 Crime Scorecard

Safest

Small Towns, West Sussex

145% lower, regional crime rate

South East

161% lower, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hassocks is 145% lower than the South East and 161% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hassocks Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Hassocks 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 Hassocks

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202129246
202037312
201942354
201837314
201732267
201633280

Crime in Hassocks Compared To West Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Hassocks This Year

 HassocksWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10212.1618,89721.89 80% safer
Bicycle Theft30.368801.02 183% safer
Burglary192.271,8792.18 4.0% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson364.295,8246.75 57% safer
Drugs80.951,8772.17 128% safer
Other Crime50.601,1731.36 127% safer
Other Theft182.154,2424.91 128% safer
Possession of Weapons40.485660.66 38% safer
Public Order374.416,1587.13 62% safer
Robbery20.242910.34 42% safer
Shoplifting101.193,9674.60 287% safer
Theft From the Person10.123250.38 217% safer
Vehicle Crime111.313,4073.95 202% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences9210.9721,36024.74 126% safer

Hassocks Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hassocks24629.34-
Aldwick36731.617% more dangerous
North Horsham73232.8111% more dangerous
Worth37934.4815% more dangerous
Felpham40935.4817% more dangerous
Rustington58441.5729% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hassocks

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Recent Crimes in Hassocks

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Station ApproachInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Grand AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brook AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Chancellors ParkInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Spring LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near SweetlandsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Stanford CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Bromley CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Brighton RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Ockley LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Semley RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Orchard LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Petrol StationAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Other theftOn or near Beacon HurstInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Fir Tree WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Keymer RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Spring LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hassocks Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour11161412 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.80.830.950.36 Safer
Burglary3.52.72.02.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.6764.3 Safer
Drugs0.950.481.70.95 Getting worse
Other Crime0.720.830.600.60 Safer
Other Theft2.63.52.42.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.600.360.48 Getting worse
Public Order4.374.24.4 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)1.10.600.480.24 Safer
Shoplifting2.552.01.2 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.120.120.240.12No change
Vehicle Crime2.71.31.61.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12121511 Safer

Changes In Hassocks's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hassocks to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Hassocks29.34-
Barnet67.0856% more dangerous
Croydon82.4864% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0567% more dangerous
Bristol90.5268% more dangerous
Coventry102.2471% more dangerous
Leicester111.5974% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0676% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6477% more dangerous
Bradford132.2878% more dangerous
Leeds150.9481% more dangerous

Crime in Hassocks's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hassocks, Keymer & East Hurstpierpoint26827First

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 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).

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