Spennymoor Crime Overview

Spennymoor is among the top 10 safest small towns in Durham, and is the 43rd most dangerous overall out of Durham's 185 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Spennymoor in 2020 was 89 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 0.02% higher than the Durham rate of 89 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Spennymoor is the 87th most dangerous small town, and the 732nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Spennymoor was the worst small town in Durham for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.14 per 1,000 inhabitants. June 2020 was also a bad month for Spennymoor residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous small town for burglary, recording 16 crimes at a rate of 0.74 per 1,000 residents. Spennymoor recorded 10 reports of other crime during May 2020, making its crime rate of 0.46 the worst small town for other crime in Durham that month.

The most common crimes in Spennymoor are violence and sexual offences, with 964 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 44. This is 16% higher than 2019's figure of 813 offences and a difference of 6.94 from 2019's crime rate of 37. Spennymoor's least common crimes are possession of weapons, with 5 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 10 crimes.

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Crime in Spennymoor Compared To Durham

Summary of Crimes in Spennymoor This Year

 SpennymoorDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour75934.8731,72436.544.8% safer
Bicycle Theft150.694710.5422% more dangerous
Burglary1195.474,4935.185% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson28913.2811,04112.724.2% more dangerous
Drugs442.022,2782.6230% safer
Other Crime572.622,3492.713.4% safer
Other Theft1145.245,2986.1016% safer
Possession of Weapons50.235510.63174% safer
Public Order1818.317,2378.340.36% safer
Robbery50.233690.4387% safer
Shoplifting904.134,9175.6637% safer
Theft From the Person70.324180.4850% safer
Vehicle Crime421.933,2883.7996% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences96444.2934,32239.5411% more dangerous

Spennymoor Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Egglescliffe41647.3587% safer
Consett1,56862.8241% safer
Belmont69175.4418% safer
Seaham1,65180.4310% safer
Brandon and Byshottles1,63582.977% safer
Spennymoor1,93288.75-
Crook89592.974.5% more dangerous
Murton946121.0327% more dangerous
Peterlee2,702137.3535% more dangerous
Shildon1,411141.9837% more dangerous
Ferryhill1,357144.1938% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Spennymoor

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Spennymoor Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour25252835Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.370.690.550.69Getting worse
Burglary6775Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16151413Safer
Drugs1.91.32.72.0Getting worse
Other Crime2.72.92.22.6Getting worse
Other Theft7565Safer
Possession of Weapons0.280.600.460.23Safer
Public Order10778Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.180.230.140.23Getting worse
Shoplifting4.8874.1Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.230.320.410.32No change
Vehicle Crime3.84.03.01.9Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences32363744Getting worse

Changes In Spennymoor's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Spennymoor to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7131% safer
Coventry77.4115% safer
Croydon83.227% safer
Sheffield85.813.4% safer
Bristol86.212.9% safer
Spennymoor88.75-
Leicester97.449% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8714% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2817% more dangerous
Bradford133.0233% more dangerous
Leeds137.1035% more dangerous

Crime in Spennymoor's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Spennymoor West1,022102First
Tudhoe Grange34350Second

Crime in Spennymoor During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Spennymoor change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in March, when Spennymoor saw a 750% increase in burglary. Spennymoor saw a large fall in vehicle crime during April, when it fell by 90% compared to April in 2019. Shoplifting saw a fall in every month of Spennymoor's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+26%+144%+80%+57%+50%+55%+18%-2%-53%-60%
Bicycle Theft-67%-+100%--50%--50%---
Burglary+750%-23%-40%+100%-74%+30%-43%-86%-55%-36%
Criminal Damage and Arson+74%-40%-5%+21%+100%-42%-21%+65%-20%-50%
Drugs-50%-75%+75%-50%-25%+33%-40%+133%--50%
Other Crime+20%+50%+400%+100%+600%+33%-33%+50%-63%-
Other Theft+100%-43%+60%+38%-50%+57%-30%-64%+33%-57%
Possession of Weapons-----50%-----
Public Order+33%-13%+47%+33%+60%-18%-+63%+11%-31%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-69%-75%-87%-50%-60%-10%-7%-31%+20%-67%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime-71%-90%--57%-43%+200%+200%-33%+50%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-18%+6%+87%+11%+80%+31%-13%+33%--3%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Spennymoor

What police force serves Spennymoor?
Spennymoor's local territorial police force is the Durham Constabulary.
How dangerous is Spennymoor?
Spennymoor is among the top 10 safest small towns in Durham.
What is Spennymoor's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Spennymoor are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Spennymoor?
Spennymoor's least common crimes are possession of weapons.

Last updated: 07 May 2021