Telscombe Crime Overview

Telscombe is the third safest small town in East Sussex, and is the 44th safest overall out of East Sussex's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Telscombe in 2020 was 31 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to East Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 116% lower than the East Sussex rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Telscombe is the 128th safest small town, and the 5,275th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2019, Telscombe was the worst small town in East Sussex for drugs, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.51 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2017 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 2 reports of other crime during April 2016, making its crime rate of 0.25 the worst small town for other crime in East Sussex that month.

The most common crimes in Telscombe are violence and sexual offences, with 128 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 16. This is 0.78% lower than 2019's figure of 129 offences and a difference of 0.13 from 2019's crime rate of 16. Telscombe's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Telscombe Compared To East Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Telscombe This Year

 TelscombeEast Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour12115.3724,03428.3484% safer
Burglary101.273,0413.59183% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson293.686,9618.21123% safer
Drugs91.142,2032.60128% safer
Other Crime50.631,2841.51140% safer
Other Theft151.904,8155.68199% safer
Possession of Weapons20.258140.96284% safer
Public Order212.676,2947.42178% safer
Robbery20.256080.72188% safer
Shoplifting91.143,3743.98249% safer
Vehicle Crime182.293,1813.7564% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences12816.2523,27827.4569% safer

Telscombe Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willingdon and Jevington12616.7388% safer
Westham16321.2648% safer
Crowborough72332.553.3% more dangerous
Heathfield and Waldron44035.6412% more dangerous
Seaford94238.2318% more dangerous
Uckfield63241.8325% more dangerous
Polegate47550.6938% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Telscombe

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Telscombe Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour138815Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.
Drugs-0.250.891.1Getting worse
Other Crime0.380.63-0.63Getting worse
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0.130.130.510.25Safer
Public Order1. worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.13--0.25Getting worse
Shoplifting-0.380.251.1Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences13121616Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Telscombe to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7153% more dangerous
Coventry77.4159% more dangerous
Croydon83.2262% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8163% more dangerous
Bristol86.2163% more dangerous
Leicester97.4468% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8769% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2871% more dangerous
Bradford133.0276% more dangerous
Leeds137.1077% more dangerous

Crime in Telscombe's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
East Saltdean & Telscombe Cliffs24831First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-22%+27%+129%+114%+180%+120%+240%+1,000%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+100%-+100%-83%+200%+50%-83%+100%-25%-60%
Other Theft+100%---50%-60%-+100%---
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order---+100%-33%-80%--33%+100%-50%
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 the third 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 crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021