Milford Haven Crime Overview

Milford Haven is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Dyfed, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 200 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Milford Haven in 2020 was 107 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 44% higher than the Dyfed rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Milford Haven is the 43rd most dangerous small town, and the 394th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In March 2020, Milford Haven had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for bicycle theft, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.07 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Milford Haven residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for burglary, recording 12 crimes at a rate of 0.79 per 1,000 residents. Milford Haven recorded 6 reports of other crime during April 2020, making its crime rate of 0.40 the worst for other crime in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Milford Haven are violence and sexual offences, with 874 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 58. This is 6% higher than 2019's figure of 824 offences and a difference of 3.31 from 2019's crime rate of 55. Milford Haven's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 400% from 2019's figure of 5 crimes.

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Crime in Milford Haven Compared To Dyfed

Summary of Crimes in Milford Haven This Year

 Milford HavenDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour80453.2212,54332.5139% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft50.33780.2039% more dangerous
Burglary714.701,0512.7242% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson23515.552,7357.0954% more dangerous
Drugs624.101,5654.060.98% more dangerous
Other Crime442.915811.5148% more dangerous
Other Theft825.431,7294.4817% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons110.731930.5032% more dangerous
Public Order15710.392,0975.4348% more dangerous
Robbery20.13490.130% safer
Shoplifting412.711,0092.623.3% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.07620.16129% safer
Vehicle Crime332.185921.5330% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences87457.8511,45929.7049% more dangerous

Milford Haven Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandybie37532.69228% safer
Pembrey and Burry Port Town51862.3172% safer
Llanelli Rural1,46862.8670% safer
Pembroke62577.0639% safer
Carmarthen1,39395.4712% safer
Milford Haven1,618107.10-
Pembroke Dock1,051108.741.5% more dangerous
Aberystwyth1,372127.5616% more dangerous
Haverfordwest1,617128.2316% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Milford Haven

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Milford Haven Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour50513253Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.070.400.260.33Getting worse
Burglary4.254.84.7Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson12131416Getting worse
Drugs2.64.654.1Safer
Other Crime1.61.72.82.9Getting worse
Other Theft4.8775Safer
Possession of Weapons0.600.861.30.73Safer
Public Order2.46910Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.200.330.13Safer
Shoplifting74.552.7Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.070.200.330.07Safer
Vehicle Crime2.22.41.82.2Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences32365558Getting worse

Changes In Milford Haven's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Milford Haven to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7158% safer
Coventry77.4138% safer
Croydon83.2229% safer
Sheffield85.8125% safer
Bristol86.2124% safer
Leicester97.4410% safer
Birmingham102.874.1% safer
Milford Haven107.10-
Liverpool107.280.17% more dangerous
Bradford133.0219% more dangerous
Leeds137.1022% more dangerous

Crime in Milford Haven's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Milford Haven East73298Second
Milford Haven West886116First

Crime in Milford Haven During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Milford Haven change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Milford Haven saw a 500% increase in burglary. Milford Haven saw a large fall in public order during April, when it fell by 92% compared to April in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-2%+89%+160%+86%+35%+178%+97%+126%+96%+23%
Bicycle Theft----------
Burglary-33%+17%-20%+50%+100%-67%+20%+500%+33%-50%
Criminal Damage and Arson+158%-35%-41%-5%-17%+50%+11%+213%-20%-22%
Drugs--83%-79%+233%-79%+75%+25%+50%+17%-33%
Other Crime+500%+20%+150%-73%-+200%+50%-57%-50%-50%
Other Theft-70%-79%+60%-33%-56%-58%+17%+22%+14%+50%
Possession of Weapons---+100%--50%+200%-50%--
Public Order-8%-92%+22%+113%+12%+50%+89%+100%-13%+38%
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-50%-20%-88%-92%-33%-75%-67%-58%-40%-38%
Vehicle Crime+100%+200%--57%-+400%+100%--40%-75%
Violence and Sexual Offences-10%-20%-16%-6%-6%+30%+74%-11%-5%+43%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Milford Haven

What police force serves Milford Haven?
Milford Haven's local territorial police force is the Dyfed-Powys Police.
How dangerous is Milford Haven?
Milford Haven is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Dyfed.
What is Milford Haven's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Milford Haven are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Milford Haven?
Milford Haven's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021