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Crime and Safety in Telscombe

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Telscombe is among the top 5 safest small towns in East Sussex, and is the 54th most dangerous overall out of East Sussex's 108 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Telscombe in 2021 was 36 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to East Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 86% lower than the East Sussex rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Telscombe is the 152nd safest small town, and the 5,344th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2021, Telscombe was the worst small town in East Sussex for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. October 2021 was also a bad month for Telscombe residents, when it was East Sussex's most dangerous small town for bicycle theft, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.13 per 1,000 residents. Telscombe recorded 4 reports of drugs during March 2019, making its crime rate of 0.51 the worst small town for drugs in East Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Telscombe are violence and sexual offences, with 140 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 128 offences and a difference of 1.53 from 2020's crime rate of 16. Telscombe's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021.

Telscombe 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, East Sussex

97% lower, regional crime rate

South East

110% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Telscombe is 97% lower than the South East and 110% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Telscombe Crime Rate Over Time

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Telscombe Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Telscombe 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 Telscombe

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202136287
202031248
201934268
201828219
201726204
201630239

Crime in Telscombe Compared To East Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Telscombe This Year

 TelscombeEast Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour10613.4621,72425.62 90% safer
Bicycle Theft20.251,2591.48 492% safer
Burglary182.292,0122.37 3.5% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson324.066,4897.65 88% safer
Drugs91.142,1082.49 118% safer
Other Crime91.141,2491.47 29% safer
Other Theft141.785,0255.93 233% safer
Public Order455.716,9348.18 43% safer
Shoplifting40.513,2073.78 641% safer
Vehicle Crime141.782,8323.34 88% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences14017.7824,83129.28 65% safer

Telscombe Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willingdon and Jevington719.43286% safer
Westham11615.13141% safer
Crowborough67030.1621% safer
Heathfield and Waldron42134.117% safer
Telscombe28736.44-
Seaford93537.954.0% more dangerous
Uckfield66043.6917% more dangerous
Polegate41944.7118% more dangerous
Peacehaven80151.6930% more dangerous
Hailsham1,21753.8132% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Telscombe

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Recent Crimes in Telscombe

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Findon AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Amhurst RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Clifton WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bridle WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Balcombe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Oaklands AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Canada CloseAction to be taken by another organisation
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Northwood AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Rye CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near South Coast RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022DrugsOn or near Park View RiseLocal resolution
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Buckhurst RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fairlight AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park View RiseFurther investigation is not in the public interest
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Park View RiseOffender given a caution
February 2022Other theftOn or near Wicklands AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Other theftOn or near Buckhurst RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Findon AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
February 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Tye CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Telscombe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour881513 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.130.38-0.25 Safer
Burglary2.01.81.32.3 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson5.04.73.74.1 Safer
Drugs0.250.891.11.1 Getting worse
Other Crime0.63-0.631.1 Getting worse
Other Theft3.82.91.91.8 Safer
Public Order2.42.92.76 Getting worse
Shoplifting0.380.251.10.51 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.43.32.31.8 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12161618 Getting worse

Changes In Telscombe's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Telscombe's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Chatsworth Park6-1--00.97

Comparing Telscombe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Telscombe36.44-
Barnet67.0846% more dangerous
Croydon82.4856% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0560% more dangerous
Bristol90.5260% more dangerous
Coventry102.2464% more dangerous
Leicester111.5967% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0670% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6472% more dangerous
Bradford132.2872% more dangerous
Leeds150.9476% more dangerous

Crime in Telscombe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
East Saltdean & Telscombe Cliffs28736First

Crime in Telscombe During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Telscombe change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Telscombe saw a 1,000% increase in anti-social behaviour. Telscombe saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 83% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-22%+27%+129%+114%+180%+120%+240%+1,000%+100%-
Burglary-67%-+100%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-+100%-83%+200%+50%-83%+100%-25%-60%
Drugs----------
Other Theft+100%---50%-60%-+100%---
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order---+100%-33%-80%--33%+100%-50%
Shoplifting------+250%---
Vehicle Crime--75%-40%-33%-67%--50%---
Violence and Sexual Offences+56%+58%+14%-40%-40%+10%+40%-33%--47%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Telscombe

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

How dangerous is Telscombe?
Telscombe is among the top 5 safest small town in East Sussex.

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

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

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