Crime in Chichester compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending June 2017, the crime rate in Chichester was about the same as the average crime rate across similar areas.

Crime in Chichester compared with crime in other similar areas

The red and green lines show how far the crime rate would normally vary from the average. Chichester 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.

Crime rate
Upper bound 55.33
Most Similar Group average 49.48
Lower bound 44.24
East & Mid Devon 33.75
Cotswold 36.15
Tewkesbury 38.03
South Devon & Dartmoor 38.60
North Yorkshire 43.01
Dorset County 45.88
Suffolk Coastal 45.92
Fylde 47.21
Chichester 51.71
West Berkshire 52.89
Stafford 56.33
Winchester 58.17
Cheshire East 59.49
South Warwickshire 63.49
South Worcestershire 71.50

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Chichester compared with crime in the Sussex force area

In the year ending June 2017, the crime rate in Chichester was lower than average for the Sussex force area.

Crime in Chichester compared with crime in 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.

Crime rate
Force average 64.45
Wealden 37.07
Mid Sussex 42.18
Horsham 42.65
Lewes 48.26
Rother 49.24
Adur 50.56
Chichester 51.71
Arun 61.00
Worthing 65.77
Eastbourne 80.03
Brighton & Hove 91.67
Crawley 97.90
Hastings 99.62

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending June 2017, crime rates were:

  • up in Chichester
  • up in the Sussex force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

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

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.

Date Crime rate
Chichester Most Similar Group average Sussex Chichester
June 2014 9.54 12.88 9.26
September 2014 10.59 14.10 11.51
December 2014 9.73 13.66 10.33
March 2015 9.39 12.99 9.55
June 2015 10.55 13.87 11.09
September 2015 11.02 14.27 9.99
December 2015 10.59 14.39 11.03
March 2016 10.16 13.77 9.87
June 2016 11.26 15.15 11.71
September 2016 12.24 16.09 12.68
December 2016 11.87 15.51 12.13
March 2017 11.98 15.51 12.68
June 2017 13.39 17.34 14.23

(Source: ONS)