Durham Constabulary has seen year-on-year reductions in recorded crime between 2006 and 2013 which resulted in a 44% fall in offences and almost 24,000 fewer crimes. During the past 12 months there has been a 10% increase in overall recorded crime compared to the previous year.
Nationally, Durham Constabulary has some of the lowest recorded crime rates in England and Wales with crime levels similar to the low levels of the early 1980s.
During 2013/14, Durham Constabulary solved almost 1,300 more crimes than in 2012/13 resulting in an overall solved rate of 38%. Other rates are generally similar to those of 2012/13 giving Durham some of the best solved rates nationally.
Durham Constabulary continued to see reductions in anti-social behaviour incidents with over 21,000 incidents when compared with 2011/12. This is reflected in both alcohol related and youth related anti-social behaviour incidents which have fall by 33% and 28% during the same period, respectively.
Durham Constabulary is committed to ensuring the force area remains one of the safest places in the country to live and work.