Belmont Crime Overview

Belmont is the third safest small town in Durham, and is the 57th most dangerous overall out of Durham's 185 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Belmont in 2020 was 75 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 18% lower than the Durham rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Belmont is the 155th most dangerous small town, and the 1,165th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2020, Belmont was the worst small town in Durham for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.33 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2020 was also a bad month for Belmont residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.22 per 1,000 residents. Belmont recorded 2 reports of theft from the person during January 2019, making its crime rate of 0.22 the worst small town for theft from the person in Durham that month.

The most common crimes in Belmont are violence and sexual offences, with 241 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 16% higher than 2019's figure of 202 offences and a difference of 4.26 from 2019's crime rate of 22. Belmont's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 20% from 2019's figure of 4 crimes.

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Crime in Belmont Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Belmont This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour20322.1631,72436.5465% safer
Bicycle Theft121.314710.5459% more dangerous
Burglary333.604,4935.1844% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson748.0811,04112.7257% safer
Drugs242.622,2782.620% safer
Other Crime131.422,3492.7191% safer
Other Theft667.215,2986.1015% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons50.555510.6315% safer
Public Order667.217,2378.3416% safer
Shoplifting11012.014,9175.6653% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.764180.4837% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime404.373,2883.7913% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences24126.3134,32239.5450% safer

Belmont Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Egglescliffe41647.3559% safer
Consett1,56862.8220% safer
Seaham1,65180.436% more dangerous
Brandon and Byshottles1,63582.979% more dangerous
Spennymoor1,93288.7515% more dangerous
Crook89592.9719% more dangerous
Murton946121.0338% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Belmont

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Belmont Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour26201922Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.871.20.441.3Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson12898Safer
Drugs1. worse
Other Crime1.
Other Theft1115167Safer
Possession of Weapons0.440.330.440.55Getting worse
Public Order5777Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.440.440.76Getting worse
Vehicle Crime6954.4Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25252226Getting worse

Changes In Belmont's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Belmont to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7111% safer
Coventry77.412.5% more dangerous
Croydon83.229% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8112% more dangerous
Bristol86.2112% more dangerous
Leicester97.4423% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8727% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2830% more dangerous
Bradford133.0243% more dangerous
Leeds137.1045% more dangerous

Crime in Belmont's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Belmont & Carrville36549First

Crime in Belmont During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Belmont change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Belmont saw a 200% increase in drugs. Belmont saw a large fall in other theft during May, when it fell by 91% compared to May in 2019. Rates of other theft and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Belmont's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-33%+21%+23%+47%-35%-+20%-32%+45%+30%
Bicycle Theft-50%-+100%-------
Criminal Damage and Arson+133%-25%-+75%+7%-43%-40%-14%-56%-
Other Crime---+100%---50%-+100%-
Other Theft-82%-89%-91%-20%-29%-67%+88%-50%-62%-69%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order-43%---50%-50%-14%+75%+120%+150%+50%
Theft From the Person------+100%---
Vehicle Crime+40%---40%-50%---33%-78%+100%
Violence and Sexual Offences+11%+50%+20%+15%+79%+14%+41%+6%+73%-7%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Belmont

What police force serves Belmont?
Belmont's local territorial police force is the Durham Constabulary.
How dangerous is Belmont?
Belmont is the third safest small town in Durham.
What is Belmont's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Belmont are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Belmont?
Belmont's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021