Crime Statistics for Shotton, Peterlee, Durham, February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Shotton, Peterlee, Durham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Shotton using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so February 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 65 street level crime incidents in Shotton in February 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Shoplifting. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Shotton, 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 Crime23
Shoplifting16
Public Order7
Anti Social Behaviour5
Criminal Damage Arson4
Vehicle Crime4
Burglary2
Drugs2
Other Theft2
All Crime65

Map of street level crime incidents in February 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Shotton. 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 Shotton

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Horden (2.24 miles)344
Little Thorpe (1.96 miles)269
Shotton Colliery (1.39 miles)102
Blackhall Colliery (2.48 miles)91
Shotton65
Haswell Moor (2.24 miles)58
Easington (2.48 miles)40
Castle Eden (1.39 miles)16
Eden Vale (1.39 miles)16
Hesleden (1.96 miles)8



Most violent places near Shotton

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Horden108
Little Thorpe90
Shotton Colliery35
Haswell Moor29
Shotton23
Blackhall Colliery22
Easington18
Castle Eden7
Eden Vale7
Hesleden4

Last updated: April 3, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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