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East Sussex Crime Statistics

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East Sussex is the 22nd safest county in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in East Sussex in 2021 was 68 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 29 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of East Sussex's larger towns and cities, Hastings is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Brighton and Hove, and Eastbourne comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of East Sussex, starting with Bexhill which ranks as the safest area in East Sussex, followed up by Eastbourne in second place, and Brighton and Hove in third place.

East Sussex Crime Map

Incidents mapped in East Sussex represent the time frame between July 2019 and June 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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East Sussex Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour21,72425.62
Bicycle Theft1,2591.48
Burglary2,0122.37
Criminal Damage and Arson6,4897.65
Drugs2,1082.49
Other Crime1,2491.47
Other Theft5,0255.93
Possession of Weapons7090.84
Public Order6,9348.18
Robbery4810.57
Shoplifting3,2073.78
Theft From the Person4930.58
Vehicle Crime2,8323.34
Violence and Sexual Offences24,83129.28

East Sussex's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from East Sussex
Bexhill2,67159 15% safer
Brighton and Hove23,30795 29% more dangerous
Crowborough67030 125% safer
Eastbourne8,78276 11% more dangerous
Hailsham1,21754 26% safer
Hastings9,400100 32% more dangerous
Heathfield and Waldron42134 99% safer
Lewes1,32474 8% more dangerous
Newhaven1,17990 25% more dangerous
Peacehaven80152 31% safer
Polegate41945 52% safer
Seaford93538 79% safer
Telscombe28736 86% safer
Uckfield66044 56% safer
Westham26735 95% safer
Willingdon and Jevington20627 148% safer

Crime Trends in East Sussex

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour22202826 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.41.91.51.5 Safer
Burglary4.04.83.62.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson8988 Safer
Drugs2.02.32.62.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.31.41.51.5 Getting worse
Other Theft8866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.961.10.960.84 Safer
Public Order6778 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.720.880.720.57 Safer
Shoplifting4.654.03.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.01.00.650.58 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.453.83.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25282729 Getting worse
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