Horsham is among the top 5 most dangerous medium-sized towns in West Sussex, and is the 28th most dangerous overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Horsham in 2021 was 64 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 7% higher than the West Sussex rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Horsham is the 70th safest medium-sized town, and the 1,884th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In January 2021, Horsham had the worst crime rate in West Sussex for robbery, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. July 2019 was also a bad month for Horsham residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.41 per 1,000 residents. Horsham recorded 7 reports of other crime during December 2015, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst for other crime in West Sussex that month.
The most common crimes in Horsham are violence and sexual offences, with 701 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 24. This is 1.4% higher than 2020's figure of 691 offences and a difference of 0.34 from 2020's crime rate of 24. Horsham's least common crime is robbery, with 20 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 45% from 2020's figure of 11 crimes.
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Medium-Sized Towns, West Sussex
12% lower, regional crime rate
19% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Horsham is 12% lower than the South East and 19% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Horsham 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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||690||23.68||18,897||21.89||8% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||62||2.13||880||1.02||52% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||220||7.55||5,824||6.75||11% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||34||1.17||1,173||1.36||16% safer|
|Other Theft||135||4.63||4,242||4.91||6% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||24||0.82||566||0.66||20% more dangerous|
|Public Order||247||8.48||6,158||7.13||16% more dangerous|
|Robbery||20||0.69||291||0.34||51% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||241||8.27||3,967||4.60||44% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||24||0.82||325||0.38||54% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||70||2.40||3,407||3.95||65% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||701||24.05||21,360||24.74||2.9% safer|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Black Horse Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Theft from the person||On or near South Street||Formal action is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Oakhill Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Worthing Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Park Rise||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Redkiln Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Macleod Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Potters Croft||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Merryfield Drive||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Market Square||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Springfield Road||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near River Mead||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Granary Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Black Horse Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Gilligan Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Parking Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Harwood Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||19||21||31||24||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||7||11||7||8||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||1.3||1.1||0.79||0.82||Safer|
|Public Order||8||9||9||8||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.62||1.1||0.38||0.69||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||1.2||2.1||1.3||0.82||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||24||27||24||24||Safer|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Medium-Sized Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||3.9% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||22% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||28% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||29% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||37% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||42% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||48% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||50% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||51% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||57% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Horsham East & Roffey||334||40||Third|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Horsham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Horsham saw a 300% increase in possession of weapons. Horsham saw a large fall in burglary during April, when it fell by 89% compared to April in 2019. Rates of criminal damage and arson and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Horsham's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-50%||-80%||-58%||-33%||-52%||+20%||-22%||-29%||-36%||-19%|
|Possession of Weapons||-33%||-60%||-||+100%||+300%||-33%||-||-||+300%||-67%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-50%||-||-67%||+33%||-||-||-67%||-67%|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-25%||-2%||-33%||-27%||+21%||-12%||+38%||+3%||-21%||-42%|