Crime Statistics for Peacehaven, Lewes, East Sussex, August 2020

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Crime Statistics for Peacehaven, Lewes, East Sussex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Peacehaven using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 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 121 street level crime incidents in Peacehaven in August 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 Peacehaven, 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 Crime39
Anti Social Behaviour34
Criminal Damage Arson11
Public Order7
Other Theft5
Vehicle Crime5
Possession Of Weapons2
Other Crime1
All Crime121

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Newhaven (1.86 miles)134
South Heighton (2.55 miles)128
Saltdean (1.96 miles)76
Telscombe (1.39 miles)74
Telscombe Cliffs (0.62 miles)73
Harbour Heights (1.39 miles)60
Tarring Neville (2.24 miles)56
Rottingdean (2.56 miles)54
Peacehaven Heights (0.88 miles)46

of Lewes residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near Peacehaven

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

LocationViolent Incidents
South Heighton43
Harbour Heights27
Telscombe Cliffs21
Peacehaven Heights17
Tarring Neville14

Last updated: October 16, 2020
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