These are some of the most serious, high profile and prolific offenders, including some despicable sex offences, assaults and thefts.
All information comes either directly from Sussex Police or from our reporters attending court in person.
9. Harry Berry-Hill, Newhaven
Harry Berry-Hill was jailed for four years following a two-year investigation into the supply of Class A and B drugs in Seaford. The 20-year-old, of Newton Terrace in Newhaven, was arrested on the A259 on October 26, 2019, having been seen by officers running from a vehicle that had failed to stop for police. He was found with a bag containing almost £6,000 in cash, bags of cannabis, digital scales and a large hunting knife. He was jailed for four years for offering to supply a controlled class A drug, cocaine, and received a concurrent four-year sentence for supplying MDMA, also class A. Further concurrent sentences came for supplying and possessing cannabis, acquiring/using/possessing criminal property and possessing a bladed article in a public place.
10. John Paul Healey, Ringmer
Prolific burglar John Paul Healey, 39, of The Forges in Ringmer, was jailed for three years and five months after admitting to ten separate charges. At Lewes Crown Court on May 4, he pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary dwelling and theft, seven counts of attempted burglary dwelling with intent to steal, and one count of assault by beating of an emergency worker. He had been arrested in the early hours of Saturday, April 3, after officers responded to a report of a man acting suspiciously and looking through the windows of a house. CCTV showed it was Healey, who was found shortly after 2am in Lancaster Street, Lewes, with a bag containing laptops and a phone, as well as vehicle keys. They were found to have been stolen from properties in Friars Walk, where nine homes had either been burgled or damaged. As Healey was being arrested, he kicked a police officer in the chest.
11. John Martin Davis, St Leonards
Unemployed John Martin Davis, 33, of no fixed address, was jailed for 18 years on May 17 at Lewes Crown Court after being convicted of 17 sexual abuse offences against children. Both of Davis' victims were under the age of ten when the abuse began. He was convicted of four counts of rape, two of attempted rape, eight counts of sexual assault, two of engaging in sexual activity and one of causing a child to watch images of sexual activity. On top of his 18 years' jail time, he will spend seven more on extended licence, be a registered sex offender for life and have his access to children and digital communication decides severely restricted. His young victims, who had to give evidence in court, were commended for their bravery.
12. Jordan Bell, Sompting
Jordan Bell, 20, of Grafton Gardens in Sompting, was jailed for seven years on May 27 after stabbing a man who was protecting his daughter from an unprovoked attack. Bell was one of a group of masked men who jumped a fence in Nicholson Drive, Shoreham, and kicked in the doors of a summer house around 10pm on February 11, 2020. Brandishing weapons, they demanded money from the occupants - a woman now aged 19 and a man now aged 21. The woman suffered facial injuries, screamed for help and her father came to assist. He was stabbed multiple times by Bell, including once in the chest, and the group fled. During an unrelated search at an address in Sompting, police found distinctive clothing matching those of the main suspect in the stabbing, including a green and red Gucci belt. The victim's blood was also found on a hoodie. Bell denied causing grievous bodily harm with intent, aggravated burglary and possession of a knife in public, but a jury found him guilty.