West Sussex crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 25.6k crimes were violent crimes which is 33.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 91% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 59.9% over the last twelve months.West Sussex crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →33.2%14. lowest91%25.6k6.4%
Shoplifting crime →13.1%3. highest177%10.1k59.9%
Antisocial behaviour crime →13.1%20. lowest80%10.1k9.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.5%24. highest104%6.6k0.2%
Public order crime →8.4%23. highest105%6.5k-10.8%
Other theft crime →6.9%25. lowest84%5.3k-3.0%
Vehicle crime →4.8%25. lowest75%3.7k0.9%
Burglary crime →3.6%22. lowest82%2.8k6.8%
Drugs crime →2.4%24. highest84%1.8k30.6%
Possession of weapons crime →2.0%2. highest212%1.5k38.9%
Other crime →1.5%13. lowest80%1.2k13.5%
Bicycle theft crime →1.2%14. highest108%944-32.1%
Theft from the person crime →0.6%23. highest31%479-9.8%
Robbery crime →0.6%22. lowest47%47016.0%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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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 212% of national crime rate which puts West Sussex on 2. position out of 52 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 38.9% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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