Crime Statistics for St Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex, Feb 2020

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Crime Statistics for St Leonards, Hastings, East Sussex

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in St Leonards using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 254 street level crime incidents in St Leonards in February 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Criminal Damage Arson. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in St Leonards, 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 Crime81
Criminal Damage Arson63
Anti Social Behaviour27
Vehicle Crime14
Other Theft13
Public Order11
Possession Of Weapons7
Other Crime2
Bicycle Theft1
All Crime254

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Blacklands (1.39 miles)519
Hastings (1.39 miles)519
Bohemia (0.88 miles)433
Broomsgrove (1.96 miles)379
St Leonards254
Hollington (1.24 miles)245
Harley Shute (0.62 miles)76
Pebsham (1.96 miles)75
Bulverhythe (1.39 miles)42
Green Street (2.24 miles)0

Most violent places near St Leonards

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

LocationViolent Incidents
St Leonards81
Harley Shute35
Green Street0

Last updated: April 3, 2020
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