Burglaries in Eastbourne have dropped by 43.1 per cent.

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell has welcomed the news:

“I receive regular updates from Sussex Police about crime and other matters in Eastbourne and the latest figures around a host of offences has been really positive. Although the pandemic has been challenging for the police, it has seen substantial drops in certain crimes as a consequence. 

The Eastbourne district has seen a decrease of 43.1% in burglaries, including residential, non-residential, and business burglary cases from May 2020 to June 2021 with lockdown a major factor. There has also been a 17.8% decrease in business crime, 12.9% decrease in theft from a shop, a 26.6% decrease in serious acquisitive crime and a 6.4% decrease in public place based violent crime. 

However, there is still crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) which our Eastbourne Neighbourhood Policing Team continue to tackle. Each Friday and Saturday between 1800-0000 across the town, officers and PCSOs are providing patrols in areas known to suffer ASB or anti-social driving.  

Eastbourne residents can call officers out in the town between the times above on: 07785372050 to report directly to the team. Out of these hours call 101.”