Haverfordwest Crime Overview

Haverfordwest is the most dangerous small town in Dyfed, and is the most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 200 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Haverfordwest in 2020 was 128 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 53% higher than the Dyfed rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Haverfordwest is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns, and the 217th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2020, Haverfordwest had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for burglary, with 10 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.79 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2020 was also a bad month for Haverfordwest residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 7 crimes at a rate of 0.56 per 1,000 residents. Haverfordwest recorded 18 reports of criminal damage and arson during April 2020, making its crime rate of 1.4 the worst for criminal damage and arson in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Haverfordwest are violence and sexual offences, with 802 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 64. This is 7% lower than 2019's figure of 859 offences and a difference of 4.52 from 2019's crime rate of 68. Haverfordwest's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 3 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 267% from 2019's figure of 11 crimes.

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See how Haverfordwest shapes up compared to other locations around the country, including side-by-side comparisons of specific crime types, and separate charting of how Haverfordwest and your comparison town's crime rates stack up against one another.

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Crime in Haverfordwest Compared To Dyfed

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Summary of Crimes in Haverfordwest This Year

CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour73758.4512,54332.5144% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft30.24780.2017% more dangerous
Burglary514.041,0512.7233% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson20716.422,7357.0957% more dangerous
Drugs1128.881,5654.0654% more dangerous
Other Crime312.465811.5139% more dangerous
Other Theft967.611,7294.4841% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons161.271930.5061% more dangerous
Public Order17613.962,0975.4361% more dangerous
Robbery40.32490.1359% more dangerous
Shoplifting786.191,0092.6258% more dangerous
Theft From the Person50.40620.1660% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime362.855921.5346% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences80263.6011,45929.7053% more dangerous

Haverfordwest Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pembroke62577.0666% safer
Carmarthen1,39395.4734% safer
Milford Haven1,618107.1020% safer
Pembroke Dock1,051108.7418% safer
Aberystwyth1,372127.560.53% safer

Crime Over Time in Haverfordwest

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Haverfordwest Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour54534058Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.870.480.870.24Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson14191616Getting worse
Other Crime1. worse
Other Theft1112128Safer
Possession of Weapons0.560.871.51.3Getting worse
Public Order571114Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.080.400.32Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.630.630.560.40Safer
Vehicle Crime2. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences44486864Getting 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 2020.

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

Comparing Haverfordwest to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7189% safer
Coventry77.4166% safer
Croydon83.2254% safer
Sheffield85.8149% safer
Bristol86.2149% safer
Leicester97.4432% safer
Birmingham102.8725% safer
Liverpool107.2820% safer
Bradford133.023.6% more dangerous
Leeds137.106% more dangerous

Crime in Haverfordwest's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Haverfordwest North1,109156First

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.

Anti-Social Behaviour+39%+106%+68%-5%+34%+96%+79%+14%+53%+31%
Bicycle Theft----------
Criminal Damage and Arson-14%+6%-31%-61%+53%+53%+12%+13%+64%-36%
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%
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 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.

Last updated: 07 May 2021