Crime Statistics for Durham, , February 2020

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Crime Statistics for Durham, Durham,

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Durham 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 245 street level crime incidents in Durham in February 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 Durham, 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 Crime69
Anti Social Behaviour43
Shoplifting28
Criminal Damage Arson24
Public Order23
Other Theft13
Burglary12
Bicycle Theft10
Drugs8
Other Crime6
Vehicle Crime5
Theft From The Person4
All Crime245

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 Durham. 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 Durham

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

LocationCrime Incidents
Gilesgate (0.88 miles)318
Durham245
Aykley Heads (0.88 miles)200
Gilesgate Moor (1.24 miles)180
Sherburn Grange (1.86 miles)107
Framwellgate Moor (1.39 miles)80
Langley Moor (1.75 miles)55
Browney (1.63 miles)49
Neville’s Cross (1.39 miles)36
Shincliffe (1.75 miles)3



Most violent places near Durham

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

LocationViolent Incidents
Gilesgate97
Durham69
Aykley Heads58
Gilesgate Moor57
Sherburn Grange33
Framwellgate Moor33
Langley Moor24
Browney16
Neville’s Cross13
Shincliffe1

Last updated: March 29, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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