AN analysis of Durham Constabulary crime data from January to June 2019 by The Northern Echo has found burglary investigations were dropped this year in almost 80 per cent of cases.

We have pulled that data into the map below, showing the location of every burglary reported and the status of the investigation.

Map: Every burglary in County Durham and Darlington from January to June 2019

Temporary Detective Superintendent Paul Gray, force lead for victim and witness care, said: “On April 1 2017, the category for burglaries were reclassified nationally by the Home Office to ‘burglary residential’ and ‘burglary business and community’.

“This means that burglary residential now includes properties such as occupied houses and flats, garden sheds, outhouses, garages and vacant properties.

Burglary business and community includes shops, licenced premises and allotments.