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Durham Constabulary

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Roy Wilsher is HMI for Durham..

This force is in the Northern HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Durham Constabulary, we made the following judgments:

Infographic showing the grades achieved by Durham Constabulary in the following areas: Preventing crime: good Treatment of the public: good Disrupting serious organised crime: outstanding Good use of resources: outstanding Responding to the public: good Managing offenders: good Developing a positive workplace: good Investigating crime: good Supporting victims: adequate Protecting vulnerable people: good

Read the full report for Durham Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

938 square miles

Population

0.641m people
up4% local 10 yr change

Workforce

92% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.61 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
down3% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person
0.06 national level
up43% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend

Cost

56p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Durham Constabulary.

About the force

Durham Constabulary provides policing services to the areas of County Durham and Darlington. The police force area covers 936 square miles with approximately 15 miles of coastline in the north east of England.

Although there are some highly affluent areas, Durham has a high level of poverty.

Around 0.6 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. The area includes the city of Durham and the town of Darlington as well as several smaller towns. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year.

What the force says

Connect with Durham Constabulary

Durham Constabulary website

Durham Police and Crime Commissioner’s website

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