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Crime and Safety in Brandon and Byshottles

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Brandon and Byshottles is among the top 5 safest small towns in Durham, and is the 39th most dangerous overall out of Durham's 169 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Brandon and Byshottles in 2021 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 88 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Brandon and Byshottles is the 158th most dangerous small town, and the 998th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2021, Brandon and Byshottles was the worst small town in Durham for criminal damage and arson, with 37 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.9 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2021 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 2 reports of possession of weapons during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.10 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Durham that month.

The most common crimes in Brandon and Byshottles are violence and sexual offences, with 865 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 1.3% higher than 2020's figure of 854 offences and a difference of 0.56 from 2020's crime rate of 43. Brandon and Byshottles's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 4 crimes.

Brandon and Byshottles 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Durham

8% higher, regional crime rate

North East

7% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Brandon and Byshottles is 8% higher than the North East and 7% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Brandon and Byshottles Crime Rate Over Time

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Brandon and Byshottles Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Brandon and Byshottles 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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Historical Crime Rates for Brandon and Byshottles

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021831,626
2020831,635
2019801,586
2018961,900
2017821,622
201647922

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 Behaviour64532.7325,26529.10 11% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.104880.56 460% safer
Burglary472.383,8834.47 88% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson23912.1311,11812.81 6% safer
Drugs241.222,0042.31 89% safer
Other Crime603.042,2072.54 16% more dangerous
Other Theft834.215,0575.83 38% safer
Possession of Weapons70.365280.61 69% safer
Public Order1758.887,8799.08 2.3% safer
Robbery20.103900.45 350% safer
Shoplifting663.354,9415.69 70% safer
Theft From the Person120.613460.40 34% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime442.232,7953.22 44% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences86543.8934,80940.10 9% more dangerous

Brandon and Byshottles Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Egglescliffe41547.2475% safer
Consett1,48259.3739% safer
Spennymoor1,76481.041.8% safer
Belmont74681.441.3% safer
Brandon and Byshottles1,62682.51-
Seaham1,74985.203.2% more dangerous
Crook89192.5511% more dangerous
Murton870111.3126% more dangerous
Peterlee2,695137.0040% more dangerous
Ferryhill1,329141.2242% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Brandon and Byshottles

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Recent Crimes in Brandon and Byshottles

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dene ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near South ViewInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Carr AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Black RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Beechcroft AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Leesfield DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Brecken WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Stanhope CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hazel AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rowley DriveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near High Street South BackLocal resolution
April 2022Other theftOn or near Whitfield CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near John Street SouthUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Maple CourtFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaFurther investigation is not in the public interest

Brandon and Byshottles Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour26263033 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.360.410.200.10 Safer
Burglary4.14.03.02.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13111012 Safer
Drugs1.41.32.01.2 Safer
Other Crime2.62.42.93.0 Getting worse
Other Theft8654.2 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.300.200.200.36 Getting worse
Public Order9689 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.300.300.150.10 Safer
Shoplifting64.763.4 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.360.460.560.61 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime4.12.62.02.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences48424344 Getting 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 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Addison Park9-2-18815

Comparing Brandon and Byshottles to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0823% safer
Croydon82.480.04% safer
Brandon and Byshottles82.51-
Sheffield90.058% more dangerous
Bristol90.529% more dangerous
Coventry102.2419% more dangerous
Leicester111.5926% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0633% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6436% more dangerous
Bradford132.2838% more dangerous
Leeds150.9445% more dangerous

Crime in Brandon and Byshottles's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Esh Winning & Ushaw Moor49979First

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+5%+58%+68%-23%+39%-20%+38%+49%-8%+77%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary+125%-50%-18%-71%+50%-+67%-36%-80%-86%
Criminal Damage and Arson+33%+27%+82%-32%-19%+38%-11%-52%+21%-45%
Drugs+500%-+100%-+600%-25%-50%-+200%+150%
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%
Robbery----+100%-----
Shoplifting+56%+14%-70%--29%+50%+250%+40%+27%+233%
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 town 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 bicycle theft.

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