Durham crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 11.8k crimes were violent crimes which is 36.1% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 112% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 60.9% over the last twelve months.Durham crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →36.1%33. highest112%11.8k-0.8%
Antisocial behaviour crime →16.3%35. highest115%5.3k-25.8%
Criminal damage and arson crime →11.5%5. highest159%3.8k-5.2%
Public order crime →8.5%23. highest116%2.8k-6.6%
Shoplifting crime →8.3%15. highest130%2.7k60.9%
Other theft crime →5.7%21. lowest78%1.9k-12.3%
Burglary crime →4.1%37. highest105%1.4k2.9%
Vehicle crime →3.8%26. lowest65%1.2k-0.6%
Other crime →2.5%13. highest153%8304.0%
Drugs crime →1.7%23. lowest71%5736.3%
Possession of weapons crime →0.5%18. lowest66%1772.9%
Bicycle theft crime →0.4%9. lowest41%139-10.9%
Robbery crime →0.3%13. lowest29%11249.3%
Theft from the person crime →0.3%8. lowest14%87-19.4%
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 159% of national crime rate which puts Durham on 5. position out of 95 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Criminal damage and arson crime" makes up 11.5% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "criminal damage and arson crime" is 3.8k cases and has decreased by 5.2% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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