Crime in Arun compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Arun was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Arun lies between the red and green lines, so its crime rate is normal for the group.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across similar areas. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Where your area lies in relation to the red and green lines is more important than its rank among similar areas. If your area lies between the red and green lines, its crime rate is normal for the group. If your area lies above the red line, its crime rate is higher than normal for the group, and similarly, if your area lies below the green line, its crime rate is lower than normal.

The areas shown in this chart are those that have been assessed to be most similar to your own. However, the circumstances within these areas do still vary and these variations can have an impact on the crime rates observed.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 78.61
Most Similar Group average 70.02
Lower bound 62.38
Area Crime rate
Lewes 50.25
South Nottinghamshire 51.80
Adur 56.04
South Ribble 59.22
Chorley 59.94
Arun 63.62
Charnwood 66.70
North Somerset 68.60
North Worcestershire 74.91
Rugby 75.17
Epping Forest 76.09
Cheshire West 80.27
Colchester 81.86
Maidstone 90.66
Canterbury 95.24

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Arun compared with crime in the Sussex force area

In the year ending March 2018, the crime rate in Arun was lower than average for the Sussex force area.

How to interpret this chart

This chart compares the crime rate in your local area to the average crime rate across the force area. It shows the total number of crimes over a twelve month period per thousand residents, for the crime type selected.

Area Crime rate
Force average 67.13
Wealden 40.44
Horsham 44.25
Mid Sussex 45.05
Lewes 50.25
Rother 53.97
Chichester 54.14
Adur 56.04
Arun 63.62
Worthing 72.15
Eastbourne 85.07
Brighton & Hove 90.39
Hastings 100.06
Crawley 104.68

(Source: ONS)

Crime changes over time in Arun and in the Sussex force area

In the quarter ending March 2018, crime rates were:

  • down in Arun
  • down in the Sussex force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2017.

How to interpret this chart

This chart shows how crime rates in your local area and police force area have changed over time. It also shows how the average crime rates in similar areas to your local area have changed over time.

The chart shows the quarterly crimes per thousand residents, for the crime type selected, over a three year period. Note that some crime types have distinct seasonal patterns and this should be borne in mind when viewing the chart.

Crime rate
Date Arun Most Similar Group average Sussex Arun
March 2015 11.83 12.99 11.71
June 2015 13.28 13.87 13.10
September 2015 13.38 14.27 14.05
December 2015 13.55 14.39 13.44
March 2016 12.93 13.77 13.46
June 2016 14.42 15.15 14.43
September 2016 15.03 16.09 14.88
December 2016 15.33 15.51 14.03
March 2017 15.36 15.51 15.47
June 2017 17.31 17.34 16.62
September 2017 17.74 17.59 16.57
December 2017 18.00 16.84 16.00
March 2018 16.97 15.36 14.43

(Source: ONS)

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