Crime Statistics for Peacehaven Heights, Lewes, East Sussex, 2024

There were a total of 29 street level crime incidents in Peacehaven Heights in March 2024. See where they were on the map below and broken down by categories. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Vehicle Crime.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Peacehaven Heights, 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 Crime18
Vehicle Crime2
Anti Social Behaviour2
Criminal Damage Arson2
Public Order1
Other Crime1
Other Theft1
All Crime29

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2024

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
South Heighton (2.24 miles)166
Newhaven (1.39 miles)157
Peacehaven (0.88 miles)81
Tarring Neville (2.24 miles)55
Telscombe Cliffs (1.39 miles)53
Harbour Heights (0.62 miles)52
Saltdean (2.77 miles)38
Peacehaven Heights29
Telscombe (2.24 miles)27
Southease (3.11 miles)0

of Peacehaven East residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census

Where are the most violent places near Peacehaven Heights?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
South Heighton54
Tarring Neville26
Harbour Heights25
Telscombe Cliffs23
Peacehaven Heights18

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in Peacehaven Heights?

Every two years the government publishes the Index of Multiple Deprivation. One of those domains is crime, more precisely, how likely you are to be the victim of a what is known as 'personal crime', such as muggings or burglary. The governemnt publish these statitsics down to the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) or in simple geographic terms, a few roads. These statistics are also published on a ward level as an average of the LSOAs in that area. We have taken the average rank and converted it into a more accessble form, a score out of 100. Where the higher the score, the more likely you are in Peacehaven Heights to be a victim of personal crime. Note that the following score has been generated from the 2019 statistics. At the time of writing, these have not been updated by the government during and since the COVID 19 pandemic.

How does crime in Peacehaven Heights compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to Peacehaven Heights and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Peacehaven Heights is ranked #3.

1Newhaven South60
2Newhaven North49
3Peacehaven East42
4Peacehaven West42
5Seaford Central36
6Peacehaven North36
7Rottingdean Coastal27
8Ouse Valley & Ringmer23
9East Saltdean & Telscombe Cliffs21
10Seaford North16
11Seaford West3

Which road in Peacehaven Heights has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in Peacehaven Heights with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around this marker.

Last updated: March 2024
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