Crime in Chichester compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending December 2017, the crime rate in Chichester 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. 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.

Data bounds Crime rate
Upper bound 59.10
Most Similar Group average 52.70
Lower bound 46.99
Area Crime rate
Cotswold 37.85
East & Mid Devon 39.17
Tewkesbury 40.51
North Yorkshire 44.13
South Devon & Dartmoor 45.35
Suffolk Coastal 48.45
Dorset County 48.95
Fylde 50.81
West Berkshire 53.39
Chichester 54.46
Winchester 59.03
Stafford 61.39
South Warwickshire 66.35
Cheshire East 69.78
South Worcestershire 70.83

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Chichester compared with crime in the Sussex force area

In the year ending December 2017, the crime rate in Chichester 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 67.28
Wealden 40.98
Mid Sussex 43.50
Horsham 44.57
Lewes 50.21
Chichester 54.46
Adur 54.92
Rother 55.40
Arun 64.66
Worthing 71.38
Eastbourne 84.51
Brighton & Hove 92.56
Hastings 98.40
Crawley 102.49

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending December 2017, crime rates were:

  • up in Chichester
  • up in the Sussex force area

compared with the corresponding quarter in 2016.

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 Chichester Most Similar Group average Sussex Chichester
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 13.42 17.34 14.23
September 2017 14.28 17.59 14.68
December 2017 13.02 16.84 12.87

(Source: ONS)

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