Our Performance


Between April, 2018 and March, 2019, Durham Constabulary recorded 64,064 crimes, a 4% increase on the same period in 2017/18. 

The number of recorded violent crimes has been impacted upon by changes to the National Crime Recording Standards and this increase in recorded crime has also been seen nationally.

Durham has seen reductions in most crime types particularly robbery, residential burglary, business and commercial burglary and theft from vehicle.

The overall end-of-year resolved rate was 25% which ranked Durham 2nd highest nationally. Durham has some of the highest solved rates in a number of crime types being ranked highest for theft offences, residential burglary, business and commercial burglary, theft from vehicle, vehicle interference, other theft and possession of weapons; 2nd highest for all crime and robbery; 3rd highest for violence against the person, theft of vehicle, shoplifting, theft of pedal cycle and criminal damage and arson.

Anti-social behaviour incidents continue to fall year-on-year with a 10% reduction in 2018/19 and are at the lowest levels since the new definition was introduced in 2011. This is reflected in youth related anti-social behaviour incidents and 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 (96%), with the action officers take in dealing with their incident (78%), with the updates they receive (72%) and the treatment they receive (93%).

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


Full details of our performance in relation to crime, anti-social behaviour and stop searches are available under Force Performance and Local Performance.

Use of force data

Stop and search data

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Programmed Inspections

Visit the Programmed Inspections Page of the HMIC website which includes Neighbourhood Policing/Citizen Focus, Performance Management, Protecting Vulnerable Persons and Major Crime where you will find the latest Durham inspection report.

Home Office annual crime statistics & Crime Survey of England and Wales (formerly British Crime Survey)

This link takes you to the Crime Statistics section of the Home Office Crime Reduction website which includes annual crime figures and the results from the British Crime Survey.