Durham county crime stats

February 2024

Most crimes, 40.3k crimes were violent crimes which is 35.2% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 134% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 35.0% over the last twelve months.Durham county crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (52 counties)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →35.2%4. highest134%40.3k-4.2%
Antisocial behaviour crime →15.7%9. highest134%17.9k-19.2%
Criminal damage and arson crime →11.2%1. highest189%12.7k-5.2%
Shoplifting crime →9.1%3. highest173%10.5k35.0%
Public order crime →8.0%11. highest135%9.1k-16.2%
Other theft crime →5.7%13. highest95%6.5k-1.7%
Burglary crime →4.4%5. highest138%5.1k1.7%
Vehicle crime →4.1%21. highest86%4.7k11.1%
Other crime →2.4%4. highest177%2.7k-0.5%
Drugs crime →2.1%15. highest105%2.4k-4.6%
Possession of weapons crime →0.7%25. highest100%774-3.4%
Bicycle theft crime →0.6%20. lowest74%707-11.3%
Robbery crime →0.5%24. lowest48%532-1.8%
Theft from the person crime →0.3%18. lowest22%385-11.5%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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The category of "criminal damage and arson crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Criminal damage and arson crime" rate is at 189% of national crime rate which puts Durham county on 1. position out of 52 England's and Wales' counties in this crime category. "Criminal damage and arson crime" makes up 11.2% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "criminal damage and arson crime" is 12.7k cases and has decreased by 5.2% when compared year-over-year in the period of February 2023 - January 2024.

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