Crime Statistics for Downside, Eastbourne, East Sussex, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Downside, Eastbourne, East Sussex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Downside using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 2020 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 147 street level crime incidents in Downside in February 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Downside, 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 Crime50
Anti Social Behaviour18
Criminal Damage Arson17
Other Theft14
Public Order9
Vehicle Crime8
Other Crime3
All Crime147

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Downside. 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 Downside

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Langney (2.24 miles)212
Hampden Park (1.39 miles)169
Polegate (2.56 miles)56
Foulride Green (1.96 miles)36
Meads (1.96 miles)32
Wannock (2.24 miles)25
Friston (2.77 miles)3
Beachy Head (2.92 miles)3
South Downs (1.48 miles)1

Most violent places near Downside

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hampden Park52
Foulride Green16
Beachy Head2
South Downs0

Last updated: March 29, 2020
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