Brandon and Byshottles Crime Overview

Brandon and Byshottles is among the top 5 safest small towns in Durham, and is the 49th most dangerous overall out of Durham's 185 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brandon and Byshottles in 2020 was 83 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 7% lower than the Durham rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brandon and Byshottles is the 112nd most dangerous small town, and the 890th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In December 2020, Brandon and Byshottles was the worst small town in Durham for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Brandon and Byshottles residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 4 crimes at a rate of 0.20 per 1,000 residents. Brandon and Byshottles recorded 18 reports of other theft during June 2020, making its crime rate of 0.91 the worst small town for other theft in Durham that month.

The most common crimes in Brandon and Byshottles are violence and sexual offences, with 854 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 43. This is 3.7% higher than 2019's figure of 822 offences and a difference of 1.62 from 2019's crime rate of 42. Brandon and Byshottles's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Brandon and Byshottles Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Brandon and Byshottles This Year

 Brandon and ByshottlesDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour59129.9931,72436.5422% safer
Bicycle Theft40.204710.54170% safer
Burglary592.994,4935.1873% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1949.8411,04112.7229% safer
Drugs402.032,2782.6229% safer
Other Crime582.942,3492.718% more dangerous
Other Theft1005.075,2986.1020% safer
Possession of Weapons40.205510.63215% safer
Public Order1577.977,2378.344.6% safer
Robbery30.153690.43187% safer
Shoplifting1125.684,9175.660.35% more dangerous
Theft From the Person110.564180.4814% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime391.983,2883.7991% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences85443.3334,32239.549% more dangerous

Brandon and Byshottles Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Egglescliffe41647.3575% safer
Consett1,56862.8232% safer
Belmont69175.4410% safer
Seaham1,65180.433.2% safer
Brandon and Byshottles1,63582.97-
Spennymoor1,93288.757% more dangerous
Crook89592.9711% more dangerous
Murton946121.0331% more dangerous
Peterlee2,702137.3540% more dangerous
Shildon1,411141.9842% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brandon and Byshottles

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Brandon and Byshottles Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour23262630Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.360.410.20Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13131110Safer
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime2. worse
Other Theft7865Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.300.200.20Safer
Public Order6968Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.300.300.15Safer
Shoplifting3.464.76Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.250.360.460.56Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.
Violence and Sexual Offences39484243Getting worse

Changes In Brandon and Byshottles's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Brandon and Byshottles's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Brandon and Byshottles that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2020.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Addison Park9-2-18815

Comparing Brandon and Byshottles to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7123% safer
Coventry77.417% safer
Brandon and Byshottles82.97-
Croydon83.220.30% more dangerous
Sheffield85.813.3% more dangerous
Bristol86.213.8% more dangerous
Leicester97.4415% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8719% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2823% more dangerous
Bradford133.0238% more dangerous
Leeds137.1039% more dangerous

Crime in Brandon and Byshottles's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Esh Winning & Ushaw Moor62799First

Crime in Brandon and Byshottles During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Brandon and Byshottles change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Brandon and Byshottles saw a 600% increase in drugs. Brandon and Byshottles saw a large fall in burglary during December, when it fell by 86% compared to December in 2019.

Anti-Social Behaviour+5%+58%+68%-23%+39%-20%+38%+49%-8%+77%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%+27%+82%-32%-19%+38%-11%-52%+21%-45%
Other Crime+167%-50%+50%+250%-+33%+100%--43%+150%
Other Theft-53%+33%+75%+200%-20%-27%+40%-53%-13%-67%
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+25%+15%+250%-11%+67%+10%+63%+17%--17%
Theft From the Person-----+100%+100%---
Vehicle Crime--60%+200%+100%-40%-33%--33%--67%
Violence and Sexual Offences-11%-3%+23%+31%+26%+14%--10%-6%+8%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Brandon and Byshottles

What police force serves Brandon and Byshottles?
Brandon and Byshottles's local territorial police force is the Durham Constabulary.
How dangerous is Brandon and Byshottles?
Brandon and Byshottles is among the top 5 safest small towns in Durham.
What is Brandon and Byshottles's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Brandon and Byshottles are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Brandon and Byshottles?
Brandon and Byshottles's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021