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Crime and Safety in Newhaven

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Newhaven is the most dangerous small towns in East Sussex, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of East Sussex's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Newhaven in 2021 was 90 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to East Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 25% higher than the East Sussex rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Newhaven is the 122nd most dangerous small town, and the 801st most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Newhaven was the worst small town in East Sussex for burglary, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.38 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Newhaven residents, when it was East Sussex's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.38 per 1,000 residents. Newhaven recorded 3 reports of other crime during August 2021, making its crime rate of 0.23 the worst small town for other crime in East Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Newhaven are violence and sexual offences, with 584 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 45. This is 11% higher than 2020's figure of 521 offences and a difference of 4.81 from 2020's crime rate of 40. Newhaven's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 80% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.

Newhaven 2022 Crime Scorecard

Most Dangerous

Small Towns, East Sussex

20% higher, regional crime rate

South East

15% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Newhaven is 20% higher than the South East and 15% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Newhaven Crime Rate Over Time

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Newhaven Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Newhaven 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 Newhaven

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021901,179
2020851,112
2019991,295
2018781,023
2017801,049
201670914

Crime in Newhaven Compared To East Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Newhaven This Year

 NewhavenEast Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour44333.8321,72425.62 24% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.381,2591.48 289% safer
Burglary362.752,0122.37 14% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson13910.616,4897.65 28% more dangerous
Drugs332.522,1082.49 1.2% more dangerous
Other Crime272.061,2491.47 29% more dangerous
Other Theft916.955,0255.93 15% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons90.697090.84 22% safer
Public Order1269.626,9348.18 15% more dangerous
Robbery80.614810.57 7% more dangerous
Shoplifting715.423,2073.78 30% more dangerous
Theft From the Person60.464930.58 26% safer
Vehicle Crime443.362,8323.34 0.60% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences58444.6024,83129.28 34% more dangerous

Newhaven Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Uckfield66043.69106% safer
Polegate41944.71101% safer
Peacehaven80151.6974% safer
Hailsham1,21753.8167% safer
Lewes1,32473.7922% safer
Newhaven1,17990.03-

Crime Over Time in Newhaven

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Recent Crimes in Newhaven

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Senlac RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Avis RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Avis WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Court Farm RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Avis WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gibbon RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Rectory CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Hill SideInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Avis WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Hazel CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hawthorn RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Butchers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Avis WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Butchers LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Southdown RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Hawthorn RiseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near North LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fullwood AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Newhaven Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34283534 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.760.840.690.38 Safer
Burglary4.054.52.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1111911 Getting worse
Drugs2.13.42.72.5No change
Other Crime1.31.32.42.1 Getting worse
Other Theft6667 Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.761.31.10.69 Safer
Public Order991110 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.691.20.920.61 Safer
Shoplifting3.253.35 Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)1.10.690.530.46 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.4102.63.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34434045 Getting worse

Changes In Newhaven's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Newhaven's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Newhaven that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Drove Park1---110.90

Comparing Newhaven to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0834% safer
Croydon82.489% safer
Newhaven90.03-
Sheffield90.050.02% more dangerous
Bristol90.520.54% more dangerous
Coventry102.2412% more dangerous
Leicester111.5919% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0627% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6431% more dangerous
Bradford132.2832% more dangerous
Leeds150.9440% more dangerous

Crime in Newhaven's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Newhaven Town672100First
Newhaven West50780Second

Crime in Newhaven During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Newhaven change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Newhaven saw a 600% increase in other crime. Newhaven saw a large fall in shoplifting during March, when it fell by 88% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-18%+65%-23%+55%+95%+62%+85%+100%+44%+47%
Bicycle Theft-------50%---
Burglary+83%-25%-80%-86%+167%-67%-43%-56%+50%-63%
Criminal Damage and Arson-50%+67%-55%-10%-45%+56%-14%-23%-21%-46%
Drugs+200%-50%--25%-25%-50%-40%-71%-50%-25%
Other Crime+100%+100%+200%+50%--+100%-+600%-67%
Other Theft-22%-67%-78%+100%+80%-20%-+60%+50%+17%
Possession of Weapons+100%--67%---+25%---
Public Order-79%+11%+67%-19%-7%+67%+50%+83%+78%+129%
Robbery--75%-33%-50%--+100%---
Shoplifting-88%--50%-13%--29%--75%-71%+300%
Theft From the Person---50%-------
Vehicle Crime-77%-63%--84%-83%-67%-83%+150%+133%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences-24%-40%-8%-7%-23%-25%-10%--34%+30%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Newhaven

What police force serves Newhaven?
Newhaven's local territorial police force is the Sussex Police.

How dangerous is Newhaven?
Newhaven is the most dangerous small town in East Sussex.

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

What is the least common crime in Newhaven?
Newhaven's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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