Infidelity Index reveals the cheating capital of Sussex

Crawley has been revealed as Sussex's hotspot for people having affairs, according to new research.

Thousands of Sussex residents are having affairs
Thousands of Sussex residents are having affairs

More than 1000 people living in the town are cheating on their partner, affairs website Illicit Encounters has claimed.

The website’s 2016 UK Infidelity Index estimates that 1319 Crawley citizens are having an affair, with Horsham’s 788 affairs second in Sussex.

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Eastbourne leads East Sussex with 502 cheaters, narrowly ahead of Hastings’ 489.

Crawley also holds the questionable distinction of being listed 25th among towns in the UK, with 1.23 per cent of the population having an affair.

Meanwhile, High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire is the affairs capital of the UK in 2016, with 2119 people cheating on their partners - 2.12 per cent of the town’s population.

As the index only shows the results in towns across the country, the figures for Chichester and Brighton are not included.

Full Sussex results:

Crawley 1319

Horsham 788

East Grinstead 596

Horley 584

Eastbourne 502

Hastings 489

Haywards Heath 482

Littlehampton 430

Worthing 423

Burgess Hill 405

Hailsham 360

Uckfield 357

Portslade-By-Sea 353

Shoreham-By-Sea 325

Lewes 275

Seaford 263

Bexhill 254

Newhaven 221

Rye 208

Arundel 189

Billingshurst 178

Southwick 174

Battle 142

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