Bishop Auckland is the most dangerous small town in Durham, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Durham's 169 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Bishop Auckland in 2021 was 150 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 41% higher than the Durham rate of 88 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Bishop Auckland is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns, and the 172nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In October 2021, Bishop Auckland was the worst small town in Durham for burglary, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.73 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Bishop Auckland residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous small town for criminal damage and arson, recording 36 crimes at a rate of 2.2 per 1,000 residents. Bishop Auckland recorded 4 reports of drugs during July 2021, making its crime rate of 0.24 the worst small town for drugs in Durham that month.
The most common crimes in Bishop Auckland are violence and sexual offences, with 1,018 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 62. This is 6% lower than 2020's figure of 1,075 offences and a difference of 3.47 from 2020's crime rate of 65. Bishop Auckland's least common crime is robbery, with 8 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 12% from 2020's figure of 9 crimes.
Small Towns, Durham
49% higher, regional crime rate
49% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Bishop Auckland is 49% higher than the North East and 49% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
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Incidents mapped in Bishop Auckland represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||922||56.10||25,265||29.10||48% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||16||0.97||488||0.56||42% more dangerous|
|Burglary||97||5.90||3,883||4.47||24% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||384||23.36||11,118||12.81||45% more dangerous|
|Drugs||46||2.80||2,004||2.31||18% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||53||3.22||2,207||2.54||21% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||130||7.91||5,057||5.83||26% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||15||0.91||528||0.61||33% more dangerous|
|Public Order||249||15.15||7,879||9.08||40% more dangerous|
|Robbery||8||0.49||390||0.45||8% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||337||20.51||4,941||5.69||72% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||13||0.79||346||0.40||49% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||91||5.54||2,795||3.22||42% more dangerous|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||1,018||61.94||34,809||40.10||35% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Public order||On or near Helena Terrace||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Wesley Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Hurworth Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Dilks Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Westfield Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Weardale Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Parking Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Bridge Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near The Copse||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Shipley Grove||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Tenters Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Grove Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Oaklea Terrace||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Morland Street||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Linburn Drive||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other crime||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Scott Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Vehicle crime||On or near Milton Avenue||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Ramsey Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Boddy Street||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||53||57||62||56||Getting worse|
|Bicycle Theft||1.2||1.0||0.73||0.97||Getting worse|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||30||24||23||23||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.97||0.73||0.79||0.91||Safer|
|Public Order||13||13||16||15||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.91||0.85||0.55||0.49||Safer|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.61||0.85||1.2||0.79||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||62||63||65||62||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Bishop Auckland that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
|Bishop Auckland Central & West||752||102||Second|
|Bishop Auckland South||967||133||First|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Bishop Auckland change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in December, when Bishop Auckland saw a 200% increase in other crime. Bishop Auckland saw a large fall in vehicle crime during May, when it fell by 85% compared to May in 2019. Other Theft saw a fall in every month of Bishop Auckland's lockdown.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-29%||-29%||-39%||-19%||-4%||+38%||+7%||+22%||+22%||-33%|
|Possession of Weapons||+100%||-||-||-||-||-||+100%||-||-||-|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||+100%||-||+75%||-50%||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-2%||+10%||+42%||-29%||+22%||+34%||-17%||-9%||-7%||-1%|