Crime Statistics for South Downs, Eastbourne, East Sussex, Dec 2020

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Crime Statistics for South Downs, Eastbourne, East Sussex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Downs using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 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 1 street level crime incidents in South Downs in December 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in South Downs, 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 Crime1
All Crime1

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

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)147
Downside (1.48 miles)106
Polegate (3.35 miles)55
Foulride Green (2.74 miles)30
Meads (2.14 miles)25
Wannock (2.67 miles)21
Friston (1.31 miles)3
South Downs1
Birling Gap (2.09 miles)0
Beachy Head (2.45 miles)0

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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 Park57
Foulride Green17
South Downs1
Birling Gap0
Beachy Head0

Last updated: February 4, 2021
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