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Crime and Safety in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common

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Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns in West Sussex, and is the 44th most dangerous overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common in 2021 was 57 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 4.9% lower than the West Sussex rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common is the 396th most dangerous small town, and the 2,461st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2018, Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common had the worst crime rate in West Sussex for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.39 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common are violence and sexual offences, with 273 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 35. This is 80% lower than 2020's figure of 491 offences and a difference of 28.24 from 2020's crime rate of 64. Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 600% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, West Sussex

25% lower, regional crime rate

South East

33% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common is 25% lower than the South East and 33% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Crime Rate Over Time

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Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common 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 Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202157443
202093715
201954413
201858445
201743332
201637288

Crime in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Compared To West Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common This Year

 Hurstpierpoint and Sayers CommonWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour8911.5318,89721.89 90% safer
Burglary172.201,8792.18 0.91% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson324.155,8246.75 63% safer
Drugs111.421,8772.17 53% safer
Other Crime141.811,1731.36 25% more dangerous
Other Theft273.504,2424.91 40% safer
Possession of Weapons10.135660.66 408% safer
Public Order455.836,1587.13 22% safer
Robbery10.132910.34 162% safer
Shoplifting10.133,9674.60 3438% safer
Vehicle Crime212.723,4073.95 45% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences27335.3621,36024.74 30% more dangerous

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Felpham40935.4862% safer
Rustington58441.5738% safer
Southwater47542.0736% safer
Angmering35342.3136% safer
Sompting41446.7123% safer
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common44357.38-
Lancing1,11457.420.07% more dangerous
Billingshurst56359.012.8% more dangerous
Southwick72059.864.1% more dangerous
Selsey69264.3111% more dangerous
Bersted78677.1426% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common

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Recent Crimes in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near The AcornsUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near BlackthornsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near KempsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Policemans LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gatehouse LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Gatehouse LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gatehouse LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near The AcornsFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near The RowansUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Job'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The RowansUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Highfield DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near New Way LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near TrumpkinsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Policemans LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Highfield DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Gatehouse LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1091212 Getting worse
Burglary563.92.2 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson10674.2 Safer
Drugs0.260.520.911.4 Getting worse
Other Crime0.520.390.911.8 Getting worse
Other Theft3.54.44.03.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.260.260.910.13 Safer
Public Order4.74.786 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.650.260.650.13 Safer
Shoplifting0.780.390.520.13 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.12.51.82.7 Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences28286435 Getting 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
Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common57.38-
Barnet67.0814% more dangerous
Croydon82.4830% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0536% more dangerous
Bristol90.5237% more dangerous
Coventry102.2444% more dangerous
Leicester111.5949% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0653% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6456% more dangerous
Bradford132.2857% more dangerous
Leeds150.9462% more dangerous

Crime in Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Hurstpierpoint & Bolney63371First

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 among the top 10 most dangerous small towns 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

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