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Crime and Safety in Consett, Durham

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Consett is the second safest small town in Durham, and is the 74th most dangerous overall out of Durham's 169 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Consett in 2021 was 59 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 48% lower than the Durham rate of 88 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Consett is the 371st most dangerous small town, and the 2,297th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In November 2021, Consett was the worst small town in Durham for drugs, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Consett residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.24 per 1,000 residents. Consett recorded 2 reports of bicycle theft during October 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst small town for bicycle theft in Durham that month.

The most common crimes in Consett are violence and sexual offences, with 746 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 30. This is 9% lower than 2020's figure of 815 offences and a difference of 2.76 from 2020's crime rate of 33. Consett's least common crime is robbery, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 75% from 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Consett 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Durham

28% lower, regional crime rate

North East

29% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Consett is 28% lower than the North East and 29% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Consett Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Consett 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 Consett

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021591,482
2020631,568
2019741,839
2018822,040
2017771,933
2016491,226

Crime in Consett Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Consett This Year

 ConsettDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour51420.5925,26529.10 41% safer
Bicycle Theft90.364880.56 56% safer
Burglary341.363,8834.47 229% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson2309.2111,11812.81 39% safer
Drugs321.282,0042.31 80% safer
Other Crime421.682,2072.54 51% safer
Other Theft1034.135,0575.83 41% safer
Possession of Weapons110.445280.61 39% safer
Public Order1606.417,8799.08 42% safer
Robbery40.163900.45 181% safer
Shoplifting712.844,9415.69 100% safer
Theft From the Person150.603460.40 33% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime251.002,7953.22 222% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences74629.8934,80940.10 34% safer

Consett Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Egglescliffe41547.2426% safer
Consett1,48259.37-
Spennymoor1,76481.0427% more dangerous
Belmont74681.4427% more dangerous
Brandon and Byshottles1,62682.5128% more dangerous
Seaham1,74985.2030% more dangerous
Crook89192.5536% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Consett

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Recent Crimes in Consett

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Cortland RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near St Cuthbert'S AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Theatre/Concert HallInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Shafto CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ann StreetLocal resolution
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Lumley DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Hownsgill DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Meadowsweet CloseLocal resolution
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Mason StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Churchill CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Middle StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gill Side ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Ramsay TerraceLocal resolution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Lumley DriveUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pontop ViewLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Gill Side ViewLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ponds CourtUnable to prosecute suspect

Consett Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour17172421 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.200.240.200.36 Getting worse
Burglary3.63.62.31.4 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson121089 Safer
Drugs1.81.41.61.3 Safer
Other Crime1.71.61.81.7 Getting worse
Other Theft663.94.1 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.200.360.080.44 Getting worse
Public Order7566 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.040.040.16No change
Shoplifting763.22.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.640.560.440.60 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.54.22.31.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences38363330 Safer

Changes In Consett's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Consett to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Consett59.37-
Barnet67.0811% more dangerous
Croydon82.4828% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0534% more dangerous
Bristol90.5234% more dangerous
Coventry102.2442% more dangerous
Leicester111.5947% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0652% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6454% more dangerous
Bradford132.2855% more dangerous
Leeds150.9461% more dangerous

Crime in Consett's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Consett98888First

Crime in Consett During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Consett change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Consett saw a 900% increase in drugs. Consett saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 93% compared to July in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-5%+68%+78%+73%+56%+47%+39%+33%+65%+85%
Bicycle Theft---------50%-
Burglary-38%-89%-80%+100%-67%-57%+67%-14%-42%+140%
Criminal Damage and Arson+62%-59%-31%-29%-27%--13%+11%-24%-
Drugs-67%--+33%-+150%+900%-67%+100%-80%
Other Crime--+200%-44%-43%+100%+50%+150%+300%-
Other Theft+20%-50%-38%-18%-22%+67%-50%-83%-68%-29%
Public Order-74%+44%+120%-19%+90%+56%+40%+33%+30%+57%
Shoplifting-53%-73%-54%-36%-36%-22%-33%-30%-56%-11%
Theft From the Person---50%--33%-50%----
Vehicle Crime-76%+129%+600%-67%-93%-91%-83%+200%-33%-77%
Violence and Sexual Offences-28%-30%-27%-11%+82%-20%-12%+20%-18%-34%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Consett

What police force serves Consett?
Consett's local territorial police force is the Durham Constabulary.

How dangerous is Consett?
Consett is the second safest small town in Durham.

What is Consett's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Consett are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Consett?
Consett's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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