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Durham Crime Statistics

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Durham is among the top 10 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Durham in 2021 was 88 crimes per 1,000 people, and the most common crimes were violence and sexual offences, which happened to roughly every 40 out of 1,000 residents.

Out of all of Durham's larger towns and cities, Bishop Auckland is the most dangerous. The next most dangerous is Shildon, and Ferryhill comes in as third most dangerous. There are safer parts of Durham, starting with Egglescliffe which ranks as the safest area in Durham, followed up by Consett in second place, and Spennymoor in third place.

Durham Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Durham represent the time frame between April 2019 and March 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 09 Apr, 2021

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Hover over a point to see a breakdown of crime types recorded at that location. You can also filter by individual crime types, or use a combinations of offences to visualize the data you need.

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Durham Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour25,24229.08
Bicycle Theft4880.56
Burglary3,8834.47
Criminal Damage and Arson11,11812.81
Drugs2,0042.31
Other Crime2,2072.54
Other Theft5,0575.83
Possession of Weapons5280.61
Public Order7,8799.08
Robbery3900.45
Shoplifting4,9415.69
Theft From the Person3460.40
Vehicle Crime2,7953.22
Violence and Sexual Offences34,81040.10

Durham's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Durham
Belmont74681 8% safer
Billingham2,87282 7% safer
Bishop Auckland2,457150 41% more dangerous
Brandon and Byshottles1,62683 7% safer
Consett1,48259 48% safer
Crook89193 4.9% more dangerous
Darlington9,851106 17% more dangerous
Egglescliffe41547 86% safer
Ferryhill1,329141 38% more dangerous
Great Aycliffe2,61798 10% more dangerous
Hartlepool11,331126 30% more dangerous
Murton870111 21% more dangerous
Peterlee2,695137 36% more dangerous
Seaham1,74985 3.4% safer
Shildon1,414142 38% more dangerous
Spennymoor1,76481 9% safer
Stanley3,33599 11% more dangerous
Stockton-on-Tees11,490136 35% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Durham

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour34313729 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.880.780.540.56 Safer
Burglary6654.5 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14131313 Safer
Drugs1.92.22.62.3 Getting worse
Other Crime2.42.52.72.5 Getting worse
Other Theft8866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.500.620.630.61 Getting worse
Public Order7789 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.510.550.430.45 Safer
Shoplifting10966 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.520.510.480.40 Safer
Vehicle Crime553.83.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36384040 Getting worse
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