Our Performance


Durham Constabulary recorded crimes 64,069 crimes between April, 2019 and March, 2020 which is a 1% increase on the same period in 2018/19.

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 a number of crime types including residential burglary and theft of pedal cycles.

The overall end-of-year resolved rate was 19% which ranked Durham 5th highest nationally. Durham has some of the highest solved rates in a number of crime types being ranked in the top quartile for 16 out of 21 crime types including violence against the person, robbery, all theft offences, residential and commercial burglary and theft of and theft from vehicles.

Anti-social behaviour incidents increased for the first time in a number of years with a 4% increase in 2019/20, however, levels of youth related anti-social behaviour incidents and alcohol related anti-social behaviour continue to fall with reductions of 3% and 7%, respectively.

According the Crime Survey of England and Wales, in March, 2020, 65% of the general public thought that Durham was doing a ‘good or excellent job’ which was the fifth highest nationally. Similarly, 62% thought that Durham was dealing with local concerns (3rd highest), 74% thought that Durham understood the community they served (3rd highest) and 72% thought that Durham treated people fairly (7th highest).


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.