Heathfield and Waldron Crime Overview

Heathfield and Waldron is among the top 5 safest small towns in East Sussex, and is the 54th safest overall out of East Sussex's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Heathfield and Waldron in 2020 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to East Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 91% 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 179th safest small town, and the 5,256th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Heathfield and Waldron was the worst small town in East Sussex for other theft, with 8 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.65 per 1,000 inhabitants. January 2020 was also a bad month for Heathfield and Waldron residents, when it was East Sussex's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.16 per 1,000 residents. Heathfield and Waldron recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during January 2020, making its crime rate of 0.16 the worst small town for possession of weapons in East Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Heathfield and Waldron are violence and sexual offences, with 142 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 12. This is 4.9% lower than 2019's figure of 149 offences and a difference of 0.57 from 2019's crime rate of 12. Heathfield and Waldron's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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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 Behaviour13611.0224,03428.34157% safer
Bicycle Theft20.161,2761.50838% safer
Burglary171.383,0413.59160% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson534.296,9618.2191% safer
Drugs90.732,2032.60256% safer
Other Crime80.651,2841.51132% safer
Other Theft776.244,8155.689% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.328140.96200% safer
Public Order352.846,2947.42161% safer
Shoplifting665.353,3743.9826% more dangerous
Theft From the Person20.165510.65306% safer
Vehicle Crime252.033,1813.7585% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14211.5023,27827.45139% safer

Heathfield and Waldron Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willingdon and Jevington12616.73113% safer
Westham16321.2668% safer
Telscombe24831.4913% safer
Crowborough72332.559% safer
Heathfield and Waldron44035.64-
Seaford94238.237% more dangerous
Uckfield63241.8315% more dangerous
Polegate47550.6930% more dangerous
Peacehaven82953.5033% more dangerous
Hailsham1,34959.6540% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Heathfield and Waldron

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Heathfield and Waldron Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour108911Getting worse
Bicycle Theft--0.080.16Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.93.354.3Safer
Drugs0.730.410.240.73Getting worse
Other Crime0.570.240.490.65Getting worse
Other Theft51166Safer
Possession of Weapons0. worse
Public Order2. worse
Shoplifting2.22.73.35Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences12111212Safer

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 Waldron35.64-
Barnet67.7147% more dangerous
Coventry77.4154% more dangerous
Croydon83.2257% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8158% more dangerous
Bristol86.2159% more dangerous
Leicester97.4463% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8765% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2867% more dangerous
Bradford133.0273% more dangerous
Leeds137.1074% more dangerous

Crime in Heathfield and Waldron's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Broad Oak & Horam20929Second

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-67%+22%+89%+300%+40%+27%+67%+10%-30%+17%
Criminal Damage and Arson+133%-80%-89%+200%-60%-13%--+67%-75%
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%
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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021