Crime prevention

Modern crime prevention

We face new challenges as crime continues to evolve. The Home Office has released the Modern Crime Prevention Strategy to change the way we think about crime prevention. It builds on the successes of the past whilst making the most of new research, techniques and technology.

Police.uk

Police.uk can help to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of crime. This is a comprehensive website offering crime prevention advice as well as links to partner and charitable agencies working together to reduce crime and the fear of crime.

You are prompted to think about how to:

  • Protect your home
  • Stay safe on public transport
  • Keep your vehicle and bikes safe
  • Stay safe if you are elderly
  • Keep out bogus callers
  • Stay safe online
  • Stay safe as a student
  • Recognise and hang up on telephone scams
  • Mark your property and belongings

Trading Standards

East Sussex County Council's Trading Standards is a vital source of information about current scams and threats to be aware of, such as rogue traders, telephone and internet scams.

Neighbourhood Watch

Lewes Town and Rural Neighbourhood Watch website is provided as a resource for neighbourhood watch coordinators, but others may find it useful.

Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch website has quarterly newsletters, crime prevention information, current issues and more. Current crime issues, relevant information and local events in the Seaford and Bishopstone area are posted on their Facebook page.

OurWatch is the national Neighbourhood Watch site which provides more information on how you can participate.

Neighbourhood Watch

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch has a very active programme with a high density of schemes per household.

OurWatch is the national Neighbourhood Watch site which provides more information on how you can participate.

Neighbourhood Panels

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Panels are running in most areas of the town and there will be one near to where you live. Attended by a representative from the Neighbourhood Policing team but comprised and chaired by local residents, these are the perfect forum for you to raise crime and safety issues that matter to you. Go to the website for more information.

Eastbourne Homes - anti-social behaviour on council estates

If you experience hate crime or harassment please call Eastbourne Homes' Housing and Estates Services Team.

If the hate crime or harassment is of a violent nature dial 999 for the Police.

If you have been a victim of a hate crime you can also contact Victim Support on 0845 389 9528. All calls are treated in confidence.