Crime Statistics for South Bersted, Arun, West Sussex, August 2020

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Crime Statistics for South Bersted, Arun, West Sussex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Bersted using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 505 street level crime incidents in South Bersted in August 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in South Bersted, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime158
Anti Social Behaviour136
Criminal Damage Arson42
Public Order41
Shoplifting35
Other Theft20
Drugs18
Vehicle Crime16
Burglary15
Other Crime11
Bicycle Theft7
Possession Of Weapons3
Robbery2
Theft From The Person1
All Crime505

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes South Bersted. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to South Bersted

We've taken the ten nearest places to South Bersted and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if South Bersted has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
South Bersted505
Bognor Regis (0.62 miles)424
Felpham (1.24 miles)185
Shripney (1.24 miles)110
Aldwick (1.75 miles)50
Bilsham (2.77 miles)43
Nyetimber (2.77 miles)43
Colworth (1.76 miles)41
Lagness (2.48 miles)26
Ancton (3.1 miles)26

8.6%
of Arun residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near South Bersted

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to South Bersted and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
South Bersted158
Bognor Regis140
Felpham71
Shripney21
Aldwick13
Nyetimber13
Bilsham9
Ancton9
Lagness8
Colworth5

Last updated: October 18, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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