THERE have been more than 6,000 crimes reported in Darlington since the beginning of the year, new figures reveal.

Between January 2020 and May 2020, Durham Police recorded a total of 6,495 crimes in Darlington.

The most common crimes fell under the 'violence and sexual offences' (2,056 crimes) and 'anti-social behaviour' (1,812) categories.

The least common crimes reported fell under the 'theft from a person' (16 crimes) and 'robbery' (21 crimes) categories.

Here's the latest data, according to Data.Police.UK*

*For crime anonymisation purposes - the exact location of each crime has not been made public.

This is why the location of crimes are recorded by police as 'on or near' one particular street or area.