Crime in Durham

Durham is among the top 10 most dangerous counties in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The overall crime rate in Durham in 2020 was 89 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 Ferryhill, and Shildon 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 Belmont in third place.

Crime Map of Durham

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Durham Crime Summary

CrimeCountRate
Anti-Social Behaviour31,72436.54
Bicycle Theft4710.54
Burglary4,4935.18
Criminal Damage and Arson11,04112.72
Drugs2,2782.62
Other Crime2,3492.71
Other Theft5,2986.10
Possession of Weapons5510.63
Public Order7,2378.34
Robbery3690.43
Shoplifting4,9175.66
Theft From the Person4180.48
Vehicle Crime3,2883.79
Violence and Sexual Offences34,32239.54

Durham's Population Centres

NameTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference from Durham
Belmont6917518% safer
Billingham2,948845% safer
Bishop Auckland2,59615844% more dangerous
Brandon and Byshottles1,635837% safer
Consett1,5686341% safer
Crook895934.6% more dangerous
Darlington10,14010918% more dangerous
Egglescliffe4164787% safer
Ferryhill1,35714438% more dangerous
Great Aycliffe2,434912.4% more dangerous
Hartlepool10,81712026% more dangerous
Murton94612127% more dangerous
Peterlee2,70213735% more dangerous
Seaham1,6518010% safer
Shildon1,41114238% more dangerous
Spennymoor1,932890.02% more dangerous
Stanley3,58410616% more dangerous
Stockton-on-Tees10,57012529% more dangerous

Crime Trends in Durham

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour38343137Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.920.880.780.54Safer
Burglary8665Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14141313Safer
Drugs1.71.92.22.6Getting worse
Other Crime2.22.42.52.7Getting worse
Other Theft8886Safer
Possession of Weapons0.390.500.620.63Getting worse
Public Order6778Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.430.510.550.43Safer
Shoplifting81096Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.490.520.510.48Safer
Vehicle Crime6553.8Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29363840Getting worse

Last updated: 09 Apr 2021