Worth Crime Overview

Worth is the second safest small town in West Sussex, and is the 55th safest overall out of West Sussex's 161 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Worth in 2020 was 35 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 68% lower than the West Sussex rate of 59 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Worth is the 171st safest small town, and the 5,426th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2015, Worth had the worst crime rate in West Sussex for robbery, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.36 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Worth are violence and sexual offences, with 128 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 5% lower than 2019's figure of 135 offences and a difference of 0.64 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Worth's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Worth Compared To West Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Worth This Year

 WorthWest Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour17115.5620,27623.4951% safer
Bicycle Theft10.091,0351.201233% safer
Burglary151.362,6203.04124% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson454.095,8086.7365% safer
Drugs333.002,3562.739% more dangerous
Other Crime121.091,2361.4331% safer
Other Theft676.093,7344.3329% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons70.647560.8838% safer
Public Order302.735,3926.25129% safer
Robbery10.093850.45400% safer
Shoplifting40.363,3513.88978% safer
Theft From the Person10.093520.41356% safer
Vehicle Crime393.553,1373.632.3% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12811.6420,38423.61103% safer

Worth Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Southwater36131.979% safer
Hassocks31237.216% more dangerous
Aldwick44238.078% more dangerous
North Horsham88939.8413% more dangerous
Felpham47641.2916% more dangerous
Angmering37544.9422% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Worth

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Worth Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour1191016Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.
Criminal Damage and Arson6674.1Safer
Drugs0.180.821.03.0Getting worse
Other Crime0.820.360.821.1Getting worse
Other Theft984.66Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.270.910.64Getting worse
Public Order2.
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.090.27-0.09Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences9131212Getting worse

Changes In Worth's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Worth's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Worth that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Haven Sports Field63--223.9

Comparing Worth to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7149% more dangerous
Coventry77.4155% more dangerous
Croydon83.2258% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8159% more dangerous
Bristol86.2160% more dangerous
Leicester97.4464% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8766% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2868% more dangerous
Bradford133.0274% more dangerous
Leeds137.1075% more dangerous

Crime in Worth's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Copthorne & Turners Hill28143First
Crawley Down17327Second

Crime in Worth During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Worth change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Worth saw a 700% increase in vehicle crime. Worth saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during November, when it fell by 86% compared to November in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+67%+125%+167%--+44%+57%-+167%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson-63%--50%+100%+20%-67%+100%-79%-86%-
Other Crime--50%--------
Other Theft+71%-+25%+33%-+50%-17%+50%+40%+100%
Possession of Weapons---+100%------
Public Order----50%-17%-75%-80%-50%+33%-50%
Vehicle Crime-40%-83%+700%--71%-75%+67%-33%-83%-25%
Violence and Sexual Offences-15%+8%-31%+45%+88%-+160%--33%-74%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Worth

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

Last updated: 07 May 2021