Crime Statistics for South Side, Lynesack and Softley, Durham

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Crime Statistics for South Side, Lynesack and Softley, Durham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in South Side using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so July 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 2 street level crime incidents in South Side in July 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in South Side, 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 Crime2
All Crime2

Map of street level crime incidents in July 2020

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Evenwood (3.16 miles)25
Evenwood Gate (3.92 miles)23
Cockfield (1.75 miles)14
Esperley Lane Ends (2.24 miles)12
Ramshaw (2.48 miles)7
Toft Hill (3.34 miles)6
South Side2
Butterknowle (0.62 miles)2
Bedburn (3.11 miles)2
Morley (1.39 miles)0

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



Most violent places near South Side

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Evenwood6
Evenwood Gate5
Cockfield4
Esperley Lane Ends2
Ramshaw2
Toft Hill2
South Side2
Butterknowle2
Bedburn0
Morley0

Last updated: September 16, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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