Crime Statistics for South Heighton, Lewes, East Sussex, Feb 2021

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Crime Statistics for South Heighton, Lewes, East Sussex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Heighton using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 2021 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 123 street level crime incidents in South Heighton in February 2021. The largest category was Anti Social Behaviour, followed by Violent Crime. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Crime CategoryIncidents
Anti Social Behaviour50
Violent Crime30
Criminal Damage Arson9
Burglary6
Public Order6
Vehicle Crime6
Drugs4
Other Crime4
Other Theft3
Possession Of Weapons2
Robbery1
Shoplifting1
Theft From The Person1
All Crime123

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2021

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

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Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to South Heighton

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Newhaven (0.88 miles)127
South Heighton123
Peacehaven (2.55 miles)111
Telscombe Cliffs (3.16 miles)78
Harbour Heights (1.75 miles)55
Tarring Neville (0.88 miles)52
Peacehaven Heights (2.24 miles)51
Bishopstone (1.39 miles)12
Norton (1.39 miles)12
Southease (2.63 miles)1

7.4%
of residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near South Heighton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Peacehaven51
Newhaven39
South Heighton37
Telscombe Cliffs36
Peacehaven Heights17
Harbour Heights16
Tarring Neville8
Norton6
Bishopstone5
Southease0

Last updated: February 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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