Haverfordwest is the second most dangerous small towns in Dyfed, and is the third most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 199 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Haverfordwest in 2021 was 143 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 50% higher than the Dyfed rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haverfordwest is among the top 20 most dangerous small town, and the 193rd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.
In November 2021, Haverfordwest had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for bicycle theft, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Haverfordwest residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for drugs, recording 13 crimes at a rate of 1.0 per 1,000 residents. Haverfordwest recorded 1 report of robbery during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.08 the worst for robbery in Dyfed that month.
The most common crimes in Haverfordwest are violence and sexual offences, with 968 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 77. This is 17% higher than 2020's figure of 802 offences and a difference of 13.16 from 2020's crime rate of 64. Haverfordwest's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 6 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 50% from 2020's figure of 3 crimes.
Second Most Dangerous
Small Towns, Dyfed
48% higher, regional crime rate
47% higher, national crime rate
England, Wales & NI
As of 2022, the crime rate in Haverfordwest is 48% higher than Wales and 47% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.
|England, Wales & NI|
Incidents mapped in Haverfordwest represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.
Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022
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|Year||Crime Rate per|
|Anti-Social Behaviour||441||34.97||5,909||15.31||56% more dangerous|
|Bicycle Theft||6||0.48||108||0.28||42% more dangerous|
|Burglary||42||3.33||940||2.44||27% more dangerous|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||202||16.02||3,135||8.13||49% more dangerous|
|Drugs||92||7.30||1,316||3.41||53% more dangerous|
|Other Crime||22||1.74||538||1.39||20% more dangerous|
|Other Theft||86||6.82||1,659||4.30||37% more dangerous|
|Possession of Weapons||13||1.03||172||0.45||56% more dangerous|
|Public Order||246||19.51||3,578||9.27||52% more dangerous|
|Robbery||6||0.48||41||0.11||77% more dangerous|
|Shoplifting||102||8.09||957||2.48||69% more dangerous|
|Theft From the Person||10||0.79||101||0.26||67% more dangerous|
|Vehicle Crime||10||0.79||469||1.22||54% safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||968||76.76||14,828||38.43||50% more dangerous|
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|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Cartlett||Formal action is not in the public interest|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Sports/Recreation Area||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Shoplifting||On or near Pedestrian Subway||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Springfield Close||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Glanafon Gardens||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Further/Higher Educational Building||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Foley Way||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Nightclub||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Kestrel Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Violence and sexual offences||On or near Trafalgar Road||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Hospital||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Milford Road||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Peregrine Close||Local resolution|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Shakespeare Close||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Public order||On or near Winch Crescent||Unable to prosecute suspect|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Scarrowscant Lane||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Other theft||On or near Petrol Station||Action to be taken by another organisation|
|April 2022||Criminal damage and arson||On or near Shopping Area||Investigation complete; no suspect identified|
|April 2022||Drugs||On or near Parking Area||Further action is not in the public interest|
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||19||16||16||16||Safer|
|Possession of Weapons||0.87||1.5||1.3||1.0||Getting worse|
|Public Order||7||11||14||20||Getting worse|
|Robbery (inc. mugging)||0.08||0.40||0.32||0.48||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)||0.63||0.56||0.40||0.79||Getting worse|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||48||68||64||77||Getting worse|
We only display green spaces in Haverfordwest that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.
|Name||ASB||Drugs||Public Order||Robbery||VSO||All Others||Crimes per Hectare|
|Neighbourhood||Crime Count||Crime Rate||Danger Rank|
Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Haverfordwest change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Haverfordwest saw a 267% increase in public order. Haverfordwest saw a large fall in shoplifting during October, when it fell by 93% compared to October in 2019.
|Criminal Damage and Arson||-14%||+6%||-31%||-61%||+53%||+53%||+12%||+13%||+64%||-36%|
|Possession of Weapons||-||-||+33%||-||+50%||-||-||-||-||-50%|
|Theft From the Person||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||-||-49%||-54%||-38%||+12%||+42%||+52%||+2%||+25%||+24%|