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Crime and Safety in North Horsham

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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.

North Horsham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Safest

Small Towns, West Sussex

119% lower, regional crime rate

South East

133% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

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.

North Horsham Crime Rate Over Time

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North Horsham Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for North Horsham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202133732
202040889
201942948
201842942
201737820
201627604

Crime in North Horsham Compared To West Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in North Horsham This Year

 North HorshamWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour28912.9518,89721.89 69% safer
Bicycle Theft90.408801.02 155% safer
Burglary220.991,8792.18 120% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson974.355,8246.75 55% safer
Drugs261.171,8772.17 85% safer
Other Crime190.851,1731.36 60% safer
Other Theft632.824,2424.91 74% safer
Possession of Weapons20.095660.66 633% safer
Public Order673.006,1587.13 138% safer
Robbery40.182910.34 89% safer
Shoplifting120.543,9674.60 752% safer
Vehicle Crime723.233,4073.95 22% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences33915.1921,36024.74 63% safer

North Horsham Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Hassocks24629.3412% safer
Aldwick36731.613.8% safer
North Horsham73232.81-
Worth37934.484.8% more dangerous
Felpham40935.488% more dangerous
Rustington58441.5721% more dangerous
Southwater47542.0722% more dangerous
Angmering35342.3122% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in North Horsham

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Recent Crimes in North Horsham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Pondtail CopseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Forest MewsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thatchers CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Ashurst CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Amundsen RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ramsey CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Leith View RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near Reapers CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022ShopliftingOn or near Cissbury CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Darwin CloseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Millthorpe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lancing CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rook WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Treadcroft DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lower Barn CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gorse EndFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rakers RidgeUnable to prosecute suspect

North Horsham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1091913 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.760.220.400.40 Safer
Burglary2.41.91.20.99 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson4.93.94.94.4 Getting worse
Drugs1.92.12.31.2 Safer
Other Crime0.540.630.670.85 Getting worse
Other Theft2.52.62.52.8 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.490.760.810.09 Safer
Public Order4.04.14.13.0 Safer
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.270.310.180.18 Safer
Shoplifting0.902.40.760.54 Safer
Vehicle Crime661.43.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17172115 Safer

Changes In North Horsham's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in North Horsham's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in North Horsham that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Innes' Memorial Cricket Ground2---102.2

Comparing North Horsham to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
North Horsham32.81-
Barnet67.0851% more dangerous
Croydon82.4860% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0564% more dangerous
Bristol90.5264% more dangerous
Coventry102.2468% more dangerous
Leicester111.5971% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0673% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6475% more dangerous
Bradford132.2875% more dangerous
Leeds150.9478% more dangerous

Crime in North Horsham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Littlehaven26323First

Crime in North Horsham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+23%+371%+293%+54%+56%+46%+39%+138%+140%+193%
Bicycle Theft-------50%---
Burglary--67%--33%--50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson-17%-60%-+40%-+1,300%+160%+120%-33%-30%
Drugs-29%+100%+33%+400%-+50%-54%-60%-+100%
Other Crime--+200%-------
Other Theft-57%-71%-50%-+167%-38%+200%+50%-+100%
Possession of Weapons-+33%---33%+300%---50%-
Public Order+71%+17%+18%+17%-75%-36%-+29%+200%-20%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-83%+100%---94%+75%-50%---
Vehicle Crime-67%-77%-67%--92%-20%-75%+67%-90%-71%
Violence and Sexual Offences+42%+9%+86%+24%+8%+13%-3%-18%--14%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in North Horsham

What police force serves North Horsham?
North Horsham's local territorial police force is the Sussex Police.

How dangerous is North Horsham?
North Horsham is the third safest small town in West Sussex.

What is North Horsham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in North Horsham are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in North Horsham?
North Horsham's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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