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Crime and Safety in Milford Haven

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Milford Haven is the third most dangerous small town in Dyfed, and is among the top 10 most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 199 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Milford Haven in 2021 was 122 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 41% higher than the Dyfed rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Milford Haven is the 37th most dangerous small town, and the 320th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Milford Haven had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.20 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Milford Haven residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 5 crimes at a rate of 0.33 per 1,000 residents. Milford Haven recorded 7 reports of possession of weapons during November 2021, making its crime rate of 0.46 the worst for possession of weapons in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Milford Haven are violence and sexual offences, with 1,046 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 69. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 874 offences and a difference of 11.38 from 2020's crime rate of 58. Milford Haven's least common crime is robbery, with 3 offences recorded in 2021, an increase of 33% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Milford Haven 2022 Crime Scorecard

Third Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Dyfed

39% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

38% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Milford Haven is 39% higher than Wales and 38% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Milford Haven Crime Rate Over Time

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Milford Haven Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Milford Haven 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 Milford Haven

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211221,848
20201071,618
20191061,607
2018821,241
2017701,054
201652782

Crime in Milford Haven Compared To Dyfed

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Summary of Crimes in Milford Haven This Year

 Milford HavenDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour42227.935,90915.31 45% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.461080.28 39% more dangerous
Burglary624.109402.44 40% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson22815.093,1358.13 46% more dangerous
Drugs674.431,3163.41 23% more dangerous
Other Crime352.325381.39 40% more dangerous
Other Theft664.371,6594.30 1.6% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons211.391720.45 68% more dangerous
Public Order23015.223,5789.27 39% more dangerous
Robbery30.20410.11 45% more dangerous
Shoplifting583.849572.48 35% more dangerous
Theft From the Person40.261010.260% safer
Vehicle Crime211.394691.22 12% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences1,04669.2314,82838.43 44% more dangerous

Milford Haven Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pembrey and Burry Port Town55166.2885% safer
Llanelli Rural1,59568.3079% safer
Pembroke71588.1539% safer
Pembroke Dock1,037107.2914% safer
Carmarthen1,729118.503.2% safer
Milford Haven1,848122.32-
Haverfordwest1,805143.1415% more dangerous
Aberystwyth2,006186.5034% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Milford Haven

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Recent Crimes in Milford Haven

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Camuset CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near John Lewis StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Marble Hall CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Monnow CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Mansfield StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near James StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Court RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bunkers HillUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Observatory AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dartmouth StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Trafalgar RoadOffender given a caution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Murray RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Nubian CrescentFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Castle TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Church RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Observatory AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Rectory AvenueInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Marble Hall CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Vaynor RoadUnable to prosecute suspect

Milford Haven Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour51325328 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.400.260.330.46 Getting worse
Burglary54.84.74.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson13141615 Getting worse
Drugs4.654.14.4 Getting worse
Other Crime1.72.82.92.3 Getting worse
Other Theft7754.4 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.861.30.731.4 Getting worse
Public Order691015 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.200.330.130.20 Safer
Shoplifting4.552.73.8 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.200.330.070.26 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.41.82.21.4 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences36555869 Getting worse

Changes In Milford Haven's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Milford Haven to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0882% safer
Croydon82.4848% safer
Sheffield90.0536% safer
Bristol90.5235% safer
Coventry102.2420% safer
Leicester111.5910% safer
Milford Haven122.32-
Liverpool123.060.60% more dangerous
Birmingham129.646% more dangerous
Bradford132.288% more dangerous
Leeds150.9419% more dangerous

Crime in Milford Haven's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Milford Haven East873117Second
Milford Haven West975128First

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 the third most dangerous small town 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 robbery (inc. mugging).

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