Detailed police statistics reveal local crime hot-spots


Detailed statistics from Sussex Police have revealed the type and location of crimes that have happened in Lewes and the surrounding area.

During May 2015, a total of 51 crimes were reported in Lewes town centre, 18 of which related to anti-social behaviour. The next highest reported crime was criminal damage and arson, with nine reports, followed by violence and sexual offences, which was recorded eight times.

There were three reports each of burglary, shoplifting and public order and one record of a drugs crime.

The area with the most reported crime during that month was Lewes station, with six incidents, followed by Eastgate Wharf, where five crimes took place. Five crimes were also recorded on or near St Pancras Gardens, while four incidents were reported on or near Castle Ditch Lane.

Since the start of 2015, 226 crimes have been reported in the Lewes town centre area.

Residents can visit and search any postcode to find out the crimes that have taken place.

In Newhaven, 104 crimes were recorded in May - 33 of anti-social behaviour, 27 of violence and sexual offences, 14 of criminal damage of arson, ten of public order, four drugs and three of vehicle crime. Seven crimes were recorded on Bridge Street and five on High Street. Other prolific areas are Hill Crest Road, Marshall Lane and Newfield Lane.

In Hailsham, 98 crimes were recorded during May 2015 - 38 for anti-social behaviour, 18 for violence and sexual offences, 12 for criminal damage and arson, eight for public order and five for burglary.

Forty-seven crimes were recorded during May 2015 in Uckfield, again with anti-social behaviour proving most frequent (19). There were ten reports of violence and sexual offences and seven of criminal damage and arson.

Seaford saw 95 crimes reported during May 2015, with anti-social behaviour (39) and violence and sexual offences (24) accounting for more than half of all incidents.

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