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Crime and Safety in Ferryhill

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Ferryhill is the third most dangerous small town in Durham, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Durham's 169 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ferryhill in 2021 was 141 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 38% higher than the Durham rate of 88 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ferryhill is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns, and the 203rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Ferryhill was the worst small town in Durham for burglary, with 12 crimes reported and a crime rate of 1.3 per 1,000 inhabitants. February 2021 was also a bad month for Ferryhill residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous small town for other crime, recording 6 crimes at a rate of 0.64 per 1,000 residents. Ferryhill recorded 2 reports of possession of weapons during February 2021, making its crime rate of 0.21 the worst small town for possession of weapons in Durham that month.

The most common crimes in Ferryhill are violence and sexual offences, with 671 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 71. This is 9% higher than 2020's figure of 613 offences and a difference of 6.16 from 2020's crime rate of 65. Ferryhill's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 4 offences recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 8 crimes.

Ferryhill 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Durham

46% higher, regional crime rate

North East

46% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Ferryhill is 46% higher than the North East and 46% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Ferryhill Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Ferryhill 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 Ferryhill

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211411,329
20201441,357
20191461,371
20181431,348
20171261,188
201678734

Crime in Ferryhill Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Ferryhill This Year

 FerryhillDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour50453.5525,26529.10 46% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.534880.56 6% safer
Burglary636.693,8834.47 33% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson22123.4811,11812.81 45% more dangerous
Drugs192.022,0042.31 14% safer
Other Crime535.632,2072.54 55% more dangerous
Other Theft788.295,0575.83 30% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons40.435280.61 42% safer
Public Order12313.077,8799.08 31% more dangerous
Robbery70.743900.45 39% more dangerous
Shoplifting313.294,9415.69 73% safer
Theft From the Person80.853460.40 53% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime464.892,7953.22 34% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences67171.3034,80940.10 44% more dangerous

Ferryhill Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Brandon and Byshottles1,62682.5171% safer
Seaham1,74985.2066% safer
Crook89192.5553% safer
Murton870111.3127% safer
Peterlee2,695137.003.1% safer
Ferryhill1,329141.22-
Shildon1,414142.280.75% more dangerous
Bishop Auckland2,457149.506% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ferryhill

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Recent Crimes in Ferryhill

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eamont RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chilton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Corscombe CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windsor AvenueAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Main StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Haig TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Hudson StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bessemer StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Police StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Skipton CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Market StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The GarthFurther action is not in the public interest
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Coniston RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Main StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Newton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Eamont RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Paxton StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Main StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Chilton LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Ferryhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour46394354 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.320.850.530.53 Safer
Burglary109107 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson24232323 Safer
Drugs2.43.63.42.0 Safer
Other Crime2.93.766 Getting worse
Other Theft1013118 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.530.740.850.43 Safer
Public Order13101313 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.530.850.640.74 Getting worse
Shoplifting14193.53.3 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.851.20.85 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime84.964.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences57566571 Getting worse

Changes In Ferryhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ferryhill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.08111% safer
Croydon82.4871% safer
Sheffield90.0557% safer
Bristol90.5256% safer
Coventry102.2438% safer
Leicester111.5927% safer
Liverpool123.0615% safer
Birmingham129.649% safer
Bradford132.287% safer
Ferryhill141.22-
Leeds150.946% more dangerous

Crime in Ferryhill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Spennymoor East & Ferryhill West1,046142First

Crime in Ferryhill During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Ferryhill change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Ferryhill saw a 400% increase in drugs. Ferryhill saw a large fall in shoplifting during August, when it fell by 95% compared to August in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-26%+59%+57%+18%+2%-15%-40%+4%-13%+15%
Bicycle Theft------50%----
Burglary--43%+50%+10%-33%+80%-60%-42%+100%-73%
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%+27%-20%+20%+5%+32%-58%-57%-29%+29%
Drugs-80%-+300%+250%-57%-80%+100%-50%+400%-33%
Other Crime-+67%+133%-25%+60%+300%+50%-50%-33%-
Other Theft+350%-22%-27%-47%+33%+56%-27%-50%-27%-50%
Possession of Weapons----+100%-----
Public Order+71%-+233%-30%+45%+18%-40%-25%-14%+60%
Robbery----50%------
Shoplifting-89%-63%-90%-94%-89%-95%-94%-93%-50%-67%
Theft From the Person----67%+300%-----
Vehicle Crime+20%+167%+25%+25%+175%-67%-33%+20%-89%-
Violence and Sexual Offences+5%+62%+32%+8%+26%+28%+31%--24%+13%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Ferryhill

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

How dangerous is Ferryhill?
Ferryhill is the third most dangerous small town in Durham.

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

What is the least common crime in Ferryhill?
Ferryhill's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

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