Crime in Arun compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending June 2018, the crime rate in Arun was lower than 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 below the green line, so its crime rate is lower than 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 80.62
Most Similar Group average 71.56
Lower bound 63.52
Area Crime rate
Lewes 49.65
South Nottinghamshire 53.51
Adur 54.97
Arun 62.21
Chorley 63.91
South Ribble 65.15
Charnwood 68.40
North Somerset 68.44
Rugby 72.50
North Worcestershire 73.51
Epping Forest 79.13
Cheshire West 83.34
Colchester 83.36
Maidstone 96.94
Canterbury 98.44

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Arun compared with crime in the Sussex force area

In the year ending June 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 66.56
Wealden 39.06
Horsham 43.18
Mid Sussex 44.89
Lewes 49.65
Chichester 54.06
Rother 54.15
Adur 54.97
Arun 62.21
Worthing 72.83
Eastbourne 82.16
Brighton & Hove 90.69
Hastings 98.47
Crawley 106.78

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending June 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
June 2015 13.28 13.78 13.10
September 2015 13.38 14.17 14.05
December 2015 13.56 14.29 13.44
March 2016 12.91 13.68 13.46
June 2016 14.42 15.05 14.43
September 2016 15.03 15.97 14.88
December 2016 15.34 15.40 14.03
March 2017 15.38 15.40 15.47
June 2017 17.30 17.22 16.62
September 2017 17.74 17.46 16.57
December 2017 18.00 16.72 16.00
March 2018 16.96 15.25 14.43
June 2018 19.50 17.13 15.87

(Source: ONS)

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