Crime Statistics for Belmont, Hastings, East Sussex, May 2022

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The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Belmont using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so May 2022 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 307 street level crime incidents in Belmont in May 2022. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Belmont, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime117
Anti Social Behaviour33
Public Order32
Criminal Damage Arson30
Other Theft21
Vehicle Crime8
Other Crime5
Bicycle Theft3
Theft From The Person3
Possession Of Weapons1
All Crime307

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2022

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Belmont. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Belmont

We've taken the ten nearest places to Belmont and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Belmont has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Blacklands (1.24 miles)553
Hastings (1.24 miles)553
Bohemia (1.86 miles)465
Broomsgrove (0.62 miles)403
St Leonards (2.55 miles)228
Bachelor’s Bump (1.39 miles)122
Friar’s Hill (2.24 miles)23
Fairlight (2.24 miles)5
Fairlight Cove (2.55 miles)4

Most violent places near Belmont

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Belmont and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
St Leonards85
Bachelor’s Bump61
Friar’s Hill9
Fairlight Cove2

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Last updated: May 2022
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