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Crime and Safety in Stanley

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Stanley is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Durham, and is the 24th most dangerous overall out of Durham's 169 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Stanley in 2021 was 99 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Durham's overall crime rate, coming in 11% higher than the Durham rate of 88 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Stanley is the 57th most dangerous medium-sized town, and the 609th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In September 2021, Stanley was the worst medium-sized town in Durham for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Stanley residents, when it was Durham's most dangerous medium-sized town for criminal damage and arson, recording 57 crimes at a rate of 1.7 per 1,000 residents. Stanley recorded 6 reports of drugs during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.18 the worst medium-sized town for drugs in Durham that month.

The most common crimes in Stanley are violence and sexual offences, with 1,794 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 53. This is 8% lower than 2020's figure of 1,933 offences and a difference of 4.12 from 2020's crime rate of 57. Stanley's least common crime is theft from the person, with 10 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 10 crimes.

Stanley 2022 Crime Scorecard

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Medium-Sized Towns, Durham

23% higher, regional crime rate

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23% higher, national crime rate

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Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Stanley is 23% higher than the North East and 23% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Stanley Crime Rate Over Time

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Stanley Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Stanley 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 Stanley

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021993,335
20201063,584
20191123,771
20181133,815
2017943,182
2016642,166

Crime in Stanley Compared To Durham

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Summary of Crimes in Stanley This Year

 StanleyDurham 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1,11633.0725,26529.10 12% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft120.364880.56 56% safer
Burglary1002.963,8834.47 51% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson51015.1111,11812.81 15% more dangerous
Drugs702.072,0042.31 12% safer
Other Crime1083.202,2072.54 21% more dangerous
Other Theft1524.505,0575.83 30% safer
Possession of Weapons300.895280.61 31% more dangerous
Public Order3089.137,8799.08 0.55% more dangerous
Robbery130.393900.45 15% safer
Shoplifting1624.804,9415.69 19% safer
Theft From the Person100.303460.40 33% safer
Vehicle Crime661.962,7953.22 64% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences1,79453.1634,80940.10 25% more dangerous

Stanley Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Billingham2,87282.3020% safer
Great Aycliffe2,61797.761.1% safer
Stanley3,33598.83-

Crime Over Time in Stanley

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Recent Crimes in Stanley

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Mary StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Oak TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Quarry RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near King TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Station RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near St Aidan'S CrescentInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near South ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Malvern TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sabin CourtLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Snowdon CourtInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Bicycle theftOn or near New Blackett StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Wear RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Harelaw GardensInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Mary StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Oswald StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Orchard GroveInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other crimeOn or near WestfieldsUnable to prosecute suspect

Stanley Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32303533 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.440.530.360.36 Safer
Burglary654.03.0 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson17171315 Safer
Drugs2.82.62.82.1 Safer
Other Crime3.32.42.93.2 Getting worse
Other Theft9754.5 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.620.620.710.89 Getting worse
Public Order10999 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.440.300.180.39 Getting worse
Shoplifting8964.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.390.410.300.30 Safer
Vehicle Crime5.04.04.22.0 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences50535753 Getting worse

Changes In Stanley's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Stanley's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Stanley that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Beamishburn5---208
Memorial Park3---110.76

Comparing Stanley to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0847% safer
Croydon82.4820% safer
Sheffield90.0510% safer
Bristol90.529% safer
Stanley98.83-
Coventry102.243.3% more dangerous
Leicester111.5911% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0620% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6424% more dangerous
Bradford132.2825% more dangerous
Leeds150.9435% more dangerous

Crime in Stanley's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Catchgate & Dipton57873Fourth
Stanley North & East886104Second
Stanley South83487Third
Stanley West & Annfield Plain1,043133First

Stanley Neighbourhood Crime Breakdown

Crime TypeSafest NeighbourhoodMost Dangerous Neighbourhood
Anti-Social BehaviourCatchgate & Dipton (191)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (339)
Bicycle TheftStanley South (2)Stanley North & East (4)
BurglaryStanley South (13)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (41)
Criminal Damage and ArsonCatchgate & Dipton (81)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (176)
DrugsCatchgate & Dipton (9)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (28)
Other CrimeCatchgate & Dipton (16)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (34)
Other TheftCatchgate & Dipton (19)Stanley North & East (58)
Possession of WeaponsStanley North & East (5)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (18)
Public OrderStanley South (60)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (107)
Robbery (inc. mugging)Stanley South (2)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (6)
ShopliftingCatchgate & Dipton (1)Stanley North & East (125)
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)Stanley North & East (2)Stanley South (5)
Vehicle CrimeStanley South (15)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (22)
Violence and Sexual OffencesStanley North & East (382)Stanley West & Annfield Plain (527)

Crime in Stanley During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Stanley change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in April, when Stanley saw a 317% increase in vehicle crime. Stanley saw a large fall in vehicle crime during July, when it fell by 94% compared to July in 2019. Rates of criminal damage and arson and shoplifting both fell year-on-year for every month during Stanley's lockdown.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-10%+69%+39%+33%+17%+5%+4%+58%--12%
Bicycle Theft-67%--50%---67%-+25%--
Burglary-35%+88%+23%--40%-61%-44%-8%+50%-58%
Criminal Damage and Arson-11%-62%-28%-30%-30%+7%-25%-8%-21%-40%
Drugs-36%+100%+88%+100%+9%-14%-50%+175%+125%-20%
Other Crime+133%+17%+300%+56%+200%-29%-50%-50%-25%-
Other Theft-23%-16%+14%+37%--19%+13%-77%-50%-58%
Possession of Weapons-33%--+50%+150%--50%+50%--60%
Public Order-6%-34%+16%+18%+36%+48%-48%-10%-42%-33%
Robbery----------50%
Shoplifting+28%-59%-61%-58%-8%-35%-14%-13%-76%-57%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime+45%+317%+267%-8%-94%-78%+11%-33%+22%-67%
Violence and Sexual Offences+11%-21%+30%+23%+54%-3%-14%+20%-21%-22%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Stanley

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

How dangerous is Stanley?
Stanley is the most dangerous medium-sized town in Durham.

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

What is the least common crime in Stanley?
Stanley's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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