Force Performance


Durham Constabulary recorded crimes 61,609 crimes between April, 2017 and March, 2018 which is a 32% increase on the same period in 2016/17.

The number of recorded crimes, particularly violence and sexual offences, has been impacted upon by changes to the National Crime Recording Standards. This increase in recorded crime has also been seen nationally.

Durham Constabulary has an overall end-of-year resolved rate of 25% which ranked 5th highest nationally. Durham has some of the highest solved rates in a number of crime types being ranked highest for theft offences, theft from vehicle, burglary and other theft, 2nd highest for shoplifting and 3rd highest for robbery and theft of vehicle.

Anti-social behaviour incidents continue to fall year-on-year with a 12% reduction in 2017/18 and are at the lowest levels since the new definition was introduced in 2011. This is reflected in youth related anti-social behaviour incidents which have fallen by 2% and a 10% decrease in alcohol related anti-social behaviour.

In the 12 months to the end of March 2018, 82% of victims were satisfied with the overall service provided by the force when dealing with their incident.

Victims are also satisfied with the ease at which they can contact the force (94%), with the action officers take in dealing with their incident (78%), with the updates they receive (70%) and the treatment they receive (92%).

County Durham and Darlington remains one of the safest places to live, work and visit in the country.

Force performance figures for 12 months to March 2018