West Sussex crime stats

The overall crime rate in West Sussex county is 98.1 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 25.4k crimes were violent crimes which is 32.7% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 90% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 52.0% over the last twelve months.The category of "possession of weapons crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Possession of weapons crime" rate is at 208% of national crime rate which puts West Sussex on 2. position out of 54 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Possession of weapons crime" makes up 2.0% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "possession of weapons crime" is 1.5k cases and has increased by 23.4% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

West Sussex crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (54 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →32.7%16. lowest90%25.4k3.7%
Antisocial behaviour crime →13.4%22. lowest82%10.5k16.2%
Shoplifting crime →13.4%1. highest175%10.5k52.0%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.5%21. highest107%6.6k2.8%
Public order crime →8.2%20. highest107%6.4k-10.8%
Other theft crime →6.9%25. highest84%5.4k-0.4%
Vehicle crime →4.8%26. highest74%3.7k-0.4%
Burglary crime →3.6%26. lowest81%2.8k3.1%
Drugs crime →2.4%22. highest85%1.9k27.6%
Possession of weapons crime →2.0%2. highest208%1.5k23.4%
Other crime →1.6%20. lowest85%1.3k21.5%
Bicycle theft crime →1.2%15. highest103%910-32.1%
Theft from the person crime →0.7%20. highest29%5224.0%
Robbery crime →0.6%24. lowest47%48821.1%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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West Sussex crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in West Sussex county to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

West Sussex crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticWest Sussex county crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour13.216.1
Bicycle theft1.11.1
Burglary3.54.3
Criminal damage and arson8.47.8
Drugs2.42.8
Other crime1.61.9
Other theft6.88.0
Possession of weapons1.90.9
Public order8.17.6
Robbery0.61.3
Shoplifting13.27.5
Theft from the person0.72.2
Vehicle crime4.76.3
Violent crime32.035.4

West Sussex crime rate comparison map

West Sussex crime rate comparison map

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