North Horsham is the third safest small towns in West Sussex, and is the 51st safest overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in North Horsham in 2021 was 33 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 83% lower than the West Sussex rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, North Horsham is the 125th safest small town, and the 5,123rd safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In April 2021, North Horsham was the worst small town in West Sussex for burglary, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 was also a bad month for North Horsham residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.09 per 1,000 residents. North Horsham recorded 8 reports of drugs during January 2021, making its crime rate of 0.36 the worst small town for drugs in West Sussex that month.
The most common crimes in North Horsham are violence and sexual offences, with 339 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 15. This is 35% lower than 2020's figure of 459 offences and a difference of 5.38 from 2020's crime rate of 21. North Horsham's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 800% from 2020's figure of 18 crimes.
Small Towns, West Sussex
119% lower, regional crime rate
133% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in North Horsham is 119% lower than the South East and 133% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in North 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|
|North Horsham||West Sussex|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||289||12.95||18,897||21.89||69% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||9||0.40||880||1.02||155% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||97||4.35||5,824||6.75||55% safer|
|Other Crime||19||0.85||1,173||1.36||60% safer|
|Other Theft||63||2.82||4,242||4.91||74% safer|
|Possession of Weapons||2||0.09||566||0.66||633% safer|
|Public Order||67||3.00||6,158||7.13||138% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||72||3.23||3,407||3.95||22% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||339||15.19||21,360||24.74||63% safer|
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|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Pondtail Copse||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Forest Mews||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Thatchers Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Ashurst Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Amundsen Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Ramsey Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Leith View Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Reapers Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Cissbury Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Darwin Close||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Millthorpe Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lancing Court||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Rook Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Treadcroft Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Lower Barn Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Gorse End||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Supermarket||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Rakers Ridge||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||10||9||19||13||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4.9||3.9||4.9||4.4||Getting worse|
|Other Crime||0.54||0.63||0.67||0.85||Getting worse|
|Other Theft||2.5||2.6||2.5||2.8||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.49||0.76||0.81||0.09||Safer|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.27||0.31||0.18||0.18||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||17||17||21||15||Safer|
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|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Innes' Memorial Cricket Ground||2||-||-||-||1||0||2.2|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||51% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||60% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||64% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||64% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||68% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||71% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||73% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||75% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||75% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||78% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in North Horsham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in August, when North Horsham saw a 1,300% increase in criminal damage and arson. North Horsham saw a large fall in shoplifting during July, when it fell by 94% compared to July in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-17%||-60%||-||+40%||-||+1,300%||+160%||+120%||-33%||-30%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||+33%||-||-||-33%||+300%||-||-||-50%||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+42%||+9%||+86%||+24%||+8%||+13%||-3%||-18%||-||-14%|