Crime Statistics for Rushford Beck, Kirk Merrington, Durham, Dec 2020

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Crime Statistics for Rushford Beck, Kirk Merrington, Durham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Rushford Beck using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 30 street level crime incidents in Rushford Beck in December 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Rushford Beck, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime15
Anti Social Behaviour9
Public Order3
Criminal Damage Arson2
Other Theft1
All Crime30

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Rushford Beck. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Rushford Beck

We've taken the ten nearest places to Rushford Beck and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Rushford Beck has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Ferryhill (1.41 miles)120
Spennymoor (2.02 miles)99
Chilton (1.11 miles)59
Great Chilton (1.18 miles)58
Chilton Lane (1.77 miles)52
Ferryhill Station (1.75 miles)39
Leasingthorne (1.69 miles)34
Rushford Beck30
Mainsforth (2.37 miles)24
Rushyford (1.69 miles)14

3.3%
of County Durham residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



Most violent places near Rushford Beck

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Rushford Beck and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Spennymoor48
Ferryhill47
Chilton24
Great Chilton24
Chilton Lane19
Ferryhill Station17
Rushford Beck15
Leasingthorne10
Mainsforth9
Rushyford2

Last updated: February 4, 2021
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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