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Crime and Safety in Haverfordwest

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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.

Haverfordwest 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Dyfed

48% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

47% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Haverfordwest is 48% higher than Wales and 47% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Haverfordwest Crime Rate Over Time

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Haverfordwest Crime Map

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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Historical Crime Rates for Haverfordwest

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211431,805
20201281,617
20191471,852
20181261,589
20171011,268
2016951,194

Crime in Haverfordwest Compared To Dyfed

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Summary of Crimes in Haverfordwest This Year

 HaverfordwestDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour44134.975,90915.31 56% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.481080.28 42% more dangerous
Burglary423.339402.44 27% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson20216.023,1358.13 49% more dangerous
Drugs927.301,3163.41 53% more dangerous
Other Crime221.745381.39 20% more dangerous
Other Theft866.821,6594.30 37% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons131.031720.45 56% more dangerous
Public Order24619.513,5789.27 52% more dangerous
Robbery60.48410.11 77% more dangerous
Shoplifting1028.099572.48 69% more dangerous
Theft From the Person100.791010.26 67% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime100.794691.22 54% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences96876.7614,82838.43 50% more dangerous

Haverfordwest Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llanelli Rural1,59568.30110% safer
Pembroke71588.1562% safer
Pembroke Dock1,037107.2933% safer
Carmarthen1,729118.5021% safer
Milford Haven1,848122.3217% safer
Haverfordwest1,805143.14-
Aberystwyth2,006186.5023% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Haverfordwest

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Recent Crimes in Haverfordwest

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near CartlettFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022ShopliftingOn or near Pedestrian SubwayLocal resolution
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Springfield CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glanafon GardensUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Foley WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Kestrel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trafalgar RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near HospitalInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Milford RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Peregrine CloseLocal resolution
April 2022Public orderOn or near Shakespeare CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Winch CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Scarrowscant LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Petrol StationAction to be taken by another organisation
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Shopping AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Parking AreaFurther action is not in the public interest

Haverfordwest Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour53405835 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.480.870.240.48 Safer
Burglary674.03.3 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson19161616 Safer
Drugs111297 Safer
Other Crime2.52.22.51.7 Safer
Other Theft121287 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.871.51.31.0 Getting worse
Public Order7111420 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.080.400.320.48 Getting worse
Shoplifting141368 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.630.560.400.79 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.51.72.80.79 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences48686477 Getting worse

Changes In Haverfordwest's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Haverfordwest's Green Spaces

We only display green spaces in Haverfordwest that are named, and have had crimes recorded within their boundaries during 2021.

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Riflemans Field----101.3

Comparing Haverfordwest to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.08113% safer
Croydon82.4874% safer
Sheffield90.0559% safer
Bristol90.5258% safer
Coventry102.2440% safer
Leicester111.5928% safer
Liverpool123.0616% safer
Birmingham129.6410% safer
Bradford132.288% safer
Haverfordwest143.14-
Leeds150.945% more dangerous

Crime in Haverfordwest's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Haverfordwest North1,303183First

Crime in Haverfordwest During Coronavirus Lockdowns

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.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+39%+106%+68%-5%+34%+96%+79%+14%+53%+31%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-13%+25%-79%-50%-63%-57%-20%---57%
Criminal Damage and Arson-14%+6%-31%-61%+53%+53%+12%+13%+64%-36%
Drugs-8%-75%+36%+75%-28%+13%-33%-27%-50%-83%
Other Crime+75%----33%-+200%-80%+100%+200%
Other Theft-17%-38%-44%-36%-50%-22%-43%-22%-36%-62%
Possession of Weapons--+33%-+50%-----50%
Public Order+15%-33%--39%+50%+15%-32%+157%+267%+113%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-26%-60%-50%-73%-54%-65%-31%-93%-11%-68%
Theft From the Person----------
Vehicle Crime---33%+100%-50%+200%-50%+100%-50%-50%
Violence and Sexual Offences--49%-54%-38%+12%+42%+52%+2%+25%+24%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Haverfordwest

What police force serves Haverfordwest?
Haverfordwest's local territorial police force is the Dyfed-Powys Police.

How dangerous is Haverfordwest?
Haverfordwest is the second most dangerous small town in Dyfed.

What is Haverfordwest's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Haverfordwest are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Haverfordwest?
Haverfordwest's least common crime is bicycle theft.

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