Willingdon and Jevington Crime Overview

Willingdon and Jevington is the safest small town in East Sussex, and is among the top 20 safest overall out of East Sussex's 109 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Willingdon and Jevington in 2020 was 17 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to East Sussex's overall crime rate, coming in 307% lower than the East Sussex rate of 68 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Willingdon and Jevington is the 21st safest small town, and the 2,014th safest location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2015, Willingdon and Jevington was the worst small town in East Sussex for possession of weapons, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.13 per 1,000 inhabitants.

The most common crimes in Willingdon and Jevington are violence and sexual offences, with 76 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 10. This is 9% higher than 2019's figure of 69 offences and a difference of 0.93 from 2019's crime rate of 9. Willingdon and Jevington's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Willingdon and Jevington Compared To East Sussex

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Summary of Crimes in Willingdon and Jevington This Year

 Willingdon and JevingtonEast Sussex 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour658.6324,03428.34228% safer
Burglary60.803,0413.59349% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson141.866,9618.21341% safer
Drugs40.532,2032.60391% safer
Other Crime40.531,2841.51185% safer
Other Theft60.804,8155.68610% safer
Possession of Weapons10.138140.96638% safer
Public Order81.066,2947.42600% safer
Shoplifting40.533,3743.98651% safer
Vehicle Crime30.403,1813.75838% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences7610.0923,27827.45172% safer

Willingdon and Jevington Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Willingdon and Jevington12616.73-
Westham16321.2621% more dangerous
Telscombe24831.4947% more dangerous
Crowborough72332.5549% more dangerous
Heathfield and Waldron44035.6453% more dangerous
Seaford94238.2356% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Willingdon and Jevington

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Willingdon and Jevington Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour9569Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson4.
Drugs0.400.530.130.53Getting worse
Other Crime0.400.270.530.53Getting worse
Other Theft2.
Possession of Weapons0.130.530.130.13Safer
Public Order1.
Vehicle Crime2.
Violence and Sexual Offences76910Getting worse

Changes In Willingdon and Jevington's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Willingdon and Jevington to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Willingdon and Jevington16.73-
Barnet67.7175% more dangerous
Coventry77.4178% more dangerous
Croydon83.2280% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8181% more dangerous
Bristol86.2181% more dangerous
Leicester97.4483% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8784% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2884% more dangerous
Bradford133.0287% more dangerous
Leeds137.1088% more dangerous

Crime in Willingdon and Jevington's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank

Crime in Willingdon and Jevington During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Willingdon and Jevington change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Willingdon and Jevington saw a 225% increase in anti-social behaviour. Willingdon and Jevington saw a large fall in violence and sexual offences during March, when it fell by 83% compared to March in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+50%+100%+80%+225%-30%+225%-50%-20%--75%
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%--67%+200%--80%+100%---50%
Other Theft----------
Public Order---50%-+50%-----
Vehicle Crime--50%--------
Violence and Sexual Offences-83%-+17%+17%+86%+100%-40%+33%+40%+60%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Willingdon and Jevington

What police force serves Willingdon and Jevington?
Willingdon and Jevington's local territorial police force is the Sussex Police.
How dangerous is Willingdon and Jevington?
Willingdon and Jevington is the safest small town in East Sussex.
What is Willingdon and Jevington's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Willingdon and Jevington are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Willingdon and Jevington?
Willingdon and Jevington's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021