Crime Statistics for South Downs, Eastbourne, East Sussex, 2024

There were a total of 1 street level crime incidents in in March 2024. The largest category was Theft From The Person.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Theft From The Person1
All Crime1

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 South Downs. 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 South Downs

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Hampden Park (2.77 miles)162
Downside (1.52 miles)118
Polegate (3.35 miles)57
Meads (2.14 miles)34
Foulride Green (2.74 miles)30
Wannock (2.67 miles)23
Friston (1.31 miles)1
South Downs1
Birling Gap (1.48 miles)1
Beachy Head (2.19 miles)0

8.67%
of South Downs residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2021 Census



Where are the most violent places near South Downs?

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Hampden Park63
Downside37
Polegate22
Foulride Green15
Meads13
Wannock10
Friston0
South Downs0
Birling Gap0
Beachy Head0

How likely are you to be a victim of crime in South Downs?

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 South Downs 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 South Downs compare to surrounding wards?

We have taken the 10 nearest wards to South Downs and ranked them using our crime score based on the Index of Multiple Deprivation average rank for the ward. Resident in South Downs have the lowest likelyhood of being a victim of personal crime in the area. The ward with the lowest likelyhood is Devonshire.

#WardScore
1Devonshire79
2Hampden Park56
3St Anthony's46
4Upperton44
5Old Town43
6Meads37
7Polegate South & Willingdon Watermill31
8Ratton25
9Lower Willingdon23
10Upper Willingdon20
11South Downs15

Which road in South Downs has the highest level of crime?

We have used the Index of Multiple Deprivation to find the Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in South Downs with the highest crime score. Accoding to the 2019 statistics, that is in and around Rope Walk.

Last updated: March 2024
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0



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