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April 2013 Performance

Year end performance (as per end March 2013)

The summary of the key performance figures were as follows:

  • There has been a 15 per cent reduction in reported crime (this means over 4,000 fewer people across County Durham and Darlington have fallen victim of crime following the significant drop in recorded offences in the last year)
  • Between April 1, 2012 and March 31 this year, 30,090 crimes were reported to police compared to 35,260 the previous year
  • Victim-based crimes have reduced by 14 per cent, meaning there were 4,506 fewer victims (Victim-based crimes mean: violence against the person, sexual offences, stealing and criminal damage)
  • All major crime categories have seen significant falls:
    • violent crime fell by 11 per cent in the last financial year from 4,955 to 4,390;
    • sexual offences by 14 per cent from 426 to 368;
    • house burglaries by 14 per cent from 1,651 to 1,417;
    • criminal damage by 12 per cent from 7,762 to 6,811; and,
    • drug offences by 13 per cent from 1,432 to 1,240. 
  • Anti-social behaviour has reduced by 27 per cent from 41,985 reported incidents last year to 30,569
  • There have been 290 hate crime incidents reported in the last year, 67 fewer than the previous year, a decrease of 19 per cent.
  • Durham Constabulary remains one of the best-performing forces in the country, with low overall crime and a detection rate of 38 per cent


To view the performance data table which accompanies this information, please click on the link provided below:


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