North Horsham Crime Overview

North Horsham is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Sussex, and is the 79th most dangerous overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in North Horsham in 2020 was 40 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 47% lower than the West Sussex rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, North Horsham is the 245th safest small town, and the 4,430th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2020, North Horsham was the worst small town in West Sussex for drugs, with 6 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.27 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for North Horsham residents, when it was West Sussex's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 0.58 per 1,000 residents. North Horsham recorded 4 reports of other crime during September 2020, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst small town for other crime in West Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in North Horsham are violence and sexual offences, with 459 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 21. This is 16% higher than 2019's figure of 387 offences and a difference of 3.23 from 2019's crime rate of 17. North Horsham's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 300% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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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 Behaviour41518.6020,27623.4926% safer
Bicycle Theft90.401,0351.20200% safer
Burglary271.212,6203.04151% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1104.935,8086.7337% safer
Drugs512.292,3562.7319% safer
Other Crime150.671,2361.43113% safer
Other Theft562.513,7344.3373% safer
Possession of Weapons180.817560.889% safer
Public Order914.085,3926.2553% safer
Robbery40.183850.45150% safer
Shoplifting170.763,3513.88411% safer
Theft From the Person10.043520.41925% safer
Vehicle Crime311.393,1373.63161% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences45920.5720,38423.6115% safer

North Horsham Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Southwater36131.9725% safer
Worth38334.8414% safer
Hassocks31237.217% safer
Aldwick44238.074.6% safer
North Horsham88939.84-
Felpham47641.293.5% more dangerous
Angmering37544.9411% more dangerous
Rustington63945.4912% more dangerous
Selsey54550.6521% more dangerous
Billingshurst53255.7729% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in North Horsham

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North Horsham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1110919Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.630.760.220.40Safer
Burglary3.32.41.91.2Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.44.93.94.9Getting worse
Drugs0.901.92.12.3Getting worse
Other Crime0.900.540.630.67Safer
Other Theft2.52.52.62.5Safer
Possession of Weapons0.130.490.760.81Getting worse
Public Order2.94.04.14.1Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.130.270.310.18Safer
Shoplifting1.50.902.40.76Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.130.130.180.04Safer
Vehicle Crime7661.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13171721Getting worse

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 2020.

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 Horsham39.84-
Barnet67.7141% more dangerous
Coventry77.4149% more dangerous
Croydon83.2252% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8154% more dangerous
Bristol86.2154% more dangerous
Leicester97.4459% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8761% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2863% more dangerous
Bradford133.0270% more dangerous
Leeds137.1071% more dangerous

Crime in North Horsham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Littlehaven28625First

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 among the top 5 safest small towns 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 crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021