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Crime and Safety in Heathfield and Waldron

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Heathfield and Waldron is among the top 5 safest small towns in East Sussex, and is the 46th safest overall out of East Sussex's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Heathfield and Waldron in 2021 was 34 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to East Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 99% lower than the East Sussex rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Heathfield and Waldron is the 132nd safest small town, and the 5,367th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Heathfield and Waldron was the worst small town in East Sussex for possession of weapons, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2021 was also a bad month for Heathfield and Waldron residents, when it was East Sussex's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Heathfield and Waldron recorded 7 reports of shoplifting during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.57 the worst small town for shoplifting in East Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Heathfield and Waldron are violence and sexual offences, with 177 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 14. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 142 offences and a difference of 2.84 from 2020's crime rate of 12. Heathfield and Waldron's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Heathfield and Waldron 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, East Sussex

111% lower, regional crime rate

South East

124% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Heathfield and Waldron is 111% lower than the South East and 124% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Heathfield and Waldron Crime Rate Over Time

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Heathfield and Waldron Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Heathfield and Waldron represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Heathfield and Waldron

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202134421
202036440
201935429
201836447
201734421
201626318

Crime in Heathfield and Waldron Compared To East Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Heathfield and Waldron This Year

 Heathfield and WaldronEast Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour15412.4821,72425.62 105% safer
Bicycle Theft10.081,2591.48 1750% safer
Burglary80.652,0122.37 265% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson655.276,4897.65 45% safer
Drugs60.492,1082.49 408% safer
Other Crime80.651,2491.47 126% safer
Other Theft352.845,0255.93 109% safer
Possession of Weapons30.247090.84 250% safer
Public Order473.816,9348.18 115% safer
Robbery10.084810.57 612% safer
Shoplifting544.373,2073.78 14% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime161.302,8323.34 157% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences17714.3424,83129.28 104% safer

Heathfield and Waldron Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willingdon and Jevington719.43262% safer
Westham11615.13125% safer
Crowborough67030.1613% safer
Heathfield and Waldron42134.11-
Telscombe28736.446% more dangerous
Seaford93537.9510% more dangerous
Uckfield66043.6922% more dangerous
Polegate41944.7124% more dangerous
Peacehaven80151.6934% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Heathfield and Waldron

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Recent Crimes in Heathfield and Waldron

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Public orderOn or near Newick LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Ridgeway CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near South LodgeInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Newick LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Waldron ThornsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mayview CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Wealdview RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Swaines WayUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Public orderOn or near Mayview CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Linden GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Other theftOn or near School HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near South LodgeUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Mayview CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Heathfield and Waldron Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour891112 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft-0.080.160.08No change
Burglary2.81.81.40.65 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.354.35 Getting worse
Drugs0.410.240.730.49 Getting worse
Other Crime0.240.490.650.65 Getting worse
Other Theft11662.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.080.080.320.24 Getting worse
Public Order1.92.82.83.8 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.08--0.08No change
Shoplifting2.73.354.4 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.42.42.01.3 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences11121214 Getting worse

Changes In Heathfield and Waldron's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Heathfield and Waldron to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Heathfield and Waldron34.11-
Barnet67.0849% more dangerous
Croydon82.4859% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0562% more dangerous
Bristol90.5262% more dangerous
Coventry102.2467% more dangerous
Leicester111.5969% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0672% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6474% more dangerous
Bradford132.2874% more dangerous
Leeds150.9477% more dangerous

Crime in Heathfield and Waldron's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Broad Oak & Horam18426Second
Heathfield33841First

Crime in Heathfield and Waldron During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Heathfield and Waldron change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Heathfield and Waldron saw a 600% increase in shoplifting. Heathfield and Waldron saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 89% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-67%+22%+89%+300%+40%+27%+67%+10%-30%+17%
Burglary+100%-67%------50%--
Criminal Damage and Arson+133%-80%-89%+200%-60%-13%--+67%-75%
Drugs----50%------
Other Crime---+100%------
Other Theft+200%-64%+25%-20%-33%--57%-63%+200%+60%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-40%-50%-+400%-40%+100%--+50%+100%
Shoplifting-80%-33%+150%-+233%+300%+300%+600%--80%
Vehicle Crime----+300%-75%-75%+50%-75%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+40%-11%-14%-59%+40%+233%-40%-6%-79%-41%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Heathfield and Waldron

What police force serves Heathfield and Waldron?
Heathfield and Waldron's local territorial police force is the Sussex Police.

How dangerous is Heathfield and Waldron?
Heathfield and Waldron is among the top 5 safest small towns in East Sussex.

What is Heathfield and Waldron's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Heathfield and Waldron are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Heathfield and Waldron?
Heathfield and Waldron's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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