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.
Top 5 Safest
Small Towns, East Sussex
97% lower, regional crime rate
110% lower, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
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.
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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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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||106||13.46||21,724||25.62||90% safer|
|Bicycle Theft||2||0.25||1,259||1.48||492% safer|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||32||4.06||6,489||7.65||88% safer|
|Other Crime||9||1.14||1,249||1.47||29% safer|
|Other Theft||14||1.78||5,025||5.93||233% safer|
|Public Order||45||5.71||6,934||8.18||43% safer|
|Vehicle Crime||14||1.78||2,832||3.34||88% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||140||17.78||24,831||29.28||65% safer|
|Small Town||Total Crimes||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Willingdon and Jevington||71||9.43||286% safer|
|Heathfield and Waldron||421||34.11||7% safer|
|Seaford||935||37.95||4.0% more dangerous|
|Uckfield||660||43.69||17% more dangerous|
|Polegate||419||44.71||18% more dangerous|
|Peacehaven||801||51.69||30% more dangerous|
|Hailsham||1,217||53.81||32% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Findon Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Amhurst Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Clifton Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Bridle Way||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Balcombe Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Oaklands Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Canada Close||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Northwood Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Public order||On or near Petrol Station||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Other theft||On or near Rye Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|March 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near South Coast Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Drugs||On or near Park View Rise||Local resolution|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Buckhurst Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Fairlight Avenue||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Park View Rise||Further investigation is not in the public interest|
|March 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Park View Rise||Offender given a caution|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Wicklands Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Other theft||On or near Buckhurst Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Findon Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|February 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Tye Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||8||8||15||13||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||5.0||4.7||3.7||4.1||Safer|
|Other Crime||0.63||-||0.63||1.1||Getting worse|
|Public Order||2.4||2.9||2.7||6||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||12||16||16||18||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Telscombe that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Small Town||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Barnet||67.08||46% more dangerous|
|Croydon||82.48||56% more dangerous|
|Sheffield||90.05||60% more dangerous|
|Bristol||90.52||60% more dangerous|
|Coventry||102.24||64% more dangerous|
|Leicester||111.59||67% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||123.06||70% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||129.64||72% more dangerous|
|Bradford||132.28||72% more dangerous|
|Leeds||150.94||76% more dangerous|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|East Saltdean & Telscombe Cliffs||287||36||First|
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.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||+100%||-||+100%||-83%||+200%||+50%||-83%||+100%||-25%||-60%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||+56%||+58%||+14%||-40%||-40%||+10%||+40%||-33%||-||-47%|