Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Crime Overview

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common is the most dangerous small town in West Sussex, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common in 2020 was 93 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 37% higher than the West Sussex rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common is the 78th most dangerous small town, and the 645th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common was the worst small town in West Sussex for burglary, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.78 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.39 per 1,000 residents. Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common recorded 6 reports of other theft during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.78 the worst small town for other theft in West Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common are violence and sexual offences, with 491 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 64. This is 55% higher than 2019's figure of 219 offences and a difference of 35.23 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common to other towns and cities

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Crime in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Compared To West Sussex

Summary of Crimes in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common This Year

 Hurstpierpoint and Sayers CommonWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour9211.9220,27623.4997% safer
Bicycle Theft10.131,0351.20823% safer
Burglary303.892,6203.0422% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson536.875,8086.732.0% more dangerous
Drugs70.912,3562.73200% safer
Other Crime70.911,2361.4357% safer
Other Theft314.023,7344.338% safer
Possession of Weapons70.917560.883.3% more dangerous
Public Order648.295,3926.2525% more dangerous
Robbery50.653850.4531% more dangerous
Shoplifting40.523,3513.88646% safer
Theft From the Person10.133520.41215% safer
Vehicle Crime141.813,1373.63101% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences49163.6020,38423.6163% more dangerous

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billingshurst53255.7766% safer
Sompting50156.5264% safer
Lancing1,16059.7955% safer
Bersted64162.9147% safer
Southwick79065.6841% safer
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common71592.62-

Crime Over Time in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common

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Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1310912Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.390.650.130.13Safer
Burglary4.2563.9Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson71067Safer
Drugs0.260.260.520.91Getting worse
Other Crime0.910.520.390.91Getting worse
Other Theft53.54.44.0Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.260.260.91Getting worse
Public Order2.74.74.78Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.650.260.65Getting worse
Shoplifting0.130.780.390.52Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.13-0.13No change
Vehicle Crime1.73.12.51.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences20282864Getting worse

Changes In Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7137% safer
Coventry77.4120% safer
Croydon83.2211% safer
Sheffield85.818% safer
Bristol86.217% safer
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common92.62-
Leicester97.444.9% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8710% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2814% more dangerous
Bradford133.0230% more dangerous
Leeds137.1032% more dangerous

Crime in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hurstpierpoint & Bolney919103First

Crime in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common saw a 800% increase in violence and sexual offences. Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common saw a large fall in burglary during October, when it fell by 80% compared to October in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+20%-18%+220%+89%-50%+100%+100%+100%+550%+67%
Burglary+40%--+300%--50%+50%-80%--50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%+50%-75%---50%+100%+300%+67%+150%
Drugs----------
Other Crime----------
Other Theft-+200%-+100%----67%--50%
Public Order+50%+100%-50%+67%+140%-50%+150%+33%-+400%
Vehicle Crime-------+100%--50%
Violence and Sexual Offences+159%+63%+47%+25%+68%+39%+138%+733%+800%+38%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common

What police force serves Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common?
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common's local territorial police force is the Sussex Police.
How dangerous is Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common?
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common is the most dangerous small town in West Sussex.
What is Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common?
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common's least common crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021