Ferryhill Crime Overview

Ferryhill is the second most dangerous small town in Durham, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Durham's 185 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Ferryhill in 2020 was 144 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 38% higher than the Durham rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Ferryhill is among the top 10 most dangerous small towns, and the 158th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2020, Ferryhill was the worst small town in Durham for burglary, with 20 crimes reported and a crime rate of 2.1 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Ferryhill residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous small town for drugs, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.74 per 1,000 residents. Ferryhill recorded 8 reports of other crime during August 2020, making its crime rate of 0.85 the worst small town for other crime in Durham that month.

The most common crimes in Ferryhill are violence and sexual offences, with 613 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 65. This is 14% higher than 2019's figure of 525 offences and a difference of 9.35 from 2019's crime rate of 56. Ferryhill's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 60% from 2019's figure of 8 crimes.

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Crime in Ferryhill Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Ferryhill This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour40943.4631,72436.5416% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.534710.541.9% safer
Burglary9510.094,4935.1849% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson21923.2711,04112.7245% more dangerous
Drugs323.402,2782.6223% more dangerous
Other Crime545.742,3492.7153% more dangerous
Other Theft10310.945,2986.1044% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.855510.6326% more dangerous
Public Order12313.077,2378.3436% more dangerous
Robbery60.643690.4333% more dangerous
Shoplifting333.514,9175.6661% safer
Theft From the Person111.174180.4859% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime555.843,2883.7935% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences61365.1434,32239.5439% more dangerous

Ferryhill Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Spennymoor1,93288.7562% safer
Crook89592.9755% safer
Murton946121.0319% safer
Peterlee2,702137.355.0% safer
Shildon1,411141.981.6% safer
Bishop Auckland2,596157.969% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Ferryhill

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Ferryhill Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour42463943Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.70.320.850.53Safer
Burglary810910Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson24242323Safer
Drugs2. worse
Other Crime2.92.93.76Getting worse
Other Theft9101311Getting worse
Possession of Weapons0.320.530.740.85Getting worse
Public Order13131013Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.210.530.850.64Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing) worse
Vehicle Crime684.96Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences54575665Getting worse

Changes In Ferryhill's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Ferryhill to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.71113% safer
Coventry77.4186% safer
Croydon83.2273% safer
Sheffield85.8168% safer
Bristol86.2167% safer
Leicester97.4448% safer
Birmingham102.8740% safer
Liverpool107.2834% safer
Bradford133.028% safer
Leeds137.105% safer

Crime in Ferryhill's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Spennymoor East & Ferryhill West1,132154First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour-26%+59%+57%+18%+2%-15%-40%+4%-13%+15%
Bicycle Theft------50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson+67%+27%-20%+20%+5%+32%-58%-57%-29%+29%
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%
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 second 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 crime is bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021