Crime in Chichester compared with crime in other similar areas

In the year ending September 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 57.76
Most Similar Group average 51.54
Lower bound 45.99
Area Crime rate
East & Mid Devon 36.85
Cotswold 37.00
Tewkesbury 40.38
South Devon & Dartmoor 42.88
North Yorkshire 43.20
Dorset County 47.48
Suffolk Coastal 48.16
Fylde 48.93
West Berkshire 53.00
Chichester 53.72
Winchester 59.34
Stafford 60.26
Cheshire East 63.16
South Warwickshire 67.18
South Worcestershire 71.54

(Source: ONS)

Crime in Chichester compared with crime in the Sussex force area

In the year ending September 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 65.95
Wealden 38.67
Mid Sussex 43.10
Horsham 43.95
Lewes 48.84
Rother 52.61
Adur 53.00
Chichester 53.72
Arun 62.69
Worthing 67.77
Eastbourne 83.25
Brighton & Hove 92.37
Hastings 98.40
Crawley 100.46

(Source: ONS)

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

In the quarter ending September 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
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
September 2017 14.31 17.59 14.68

(Source: ONS)

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