Crime Statistics for The Dene, Highsteads, Durham, August 2019

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Crime Statistics for The Dene, Highsteads, Durham

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in The Dene using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so August 2019 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 20 street level crime incidents in The Dene in August 2019. 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 The Dene, 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 Crime8
Anti Social Behaviour4
Criminal Damage Arson3
Burglary1
Drugs1
Other Theft1
Possession Of Weapons1
Public Order1
All Crime20

Map of street level crime incidents in August 2019

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

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Leadgate (1.96 miles)150
Blackhill (2.24 miles)109
Benfieldside (1.75 miles)67
Shotley Bridge (2.24 miles)41
Broom Hill (0.62 miles)22
The Dene20
Blackhall Mill (1.24 miles)14
Hamsterley (1.24 miles)14
Newlands (0.88 miles)7
Ebchester (0.88 miles)7



Most violent places near The Dene

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Leadgate65
Blackhill53
Benfieldside26
Shotley Bridge14
The Dene8
Broom Hill6
Blackhall Mill2
Hamsterley2
Newlands1
Ebchester1

Last updated: October 4, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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