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Crime and Safety in Pembrey and Burry Port Town

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Pembrey and Burry Port Town is the second safest small towns in Dyfed, and is the 34th most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 199 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pembrey and Burry Port Town in 2021 was 66 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 9% lower than the Dyfed rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pembrey and Burry Port Town is the 284th most dangerous small town, and the 1,758th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2021, Pembrey and Burry Port Town had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for robbery, with 1 crime reported and a crime rate of 0.12 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2018 was also a bad month for Pembrey and Burry Port Town residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Pembrey and Burry Port Town recorded 37 reports of other theft during February 2017, making its crime rate of 4.4 the worst for other theft in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Pembrey and Burry Port Town are violence and sexual offences, with 296 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 36. This is 4.7% higher than 2020's figure of 282 offences and a difference of 1.69 from 2020's crime rate of 34. Pembrey and Burry Port Town's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 100% from 2020's figure of 2 crimes.

Pembrey and Burry Port Town 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Safest

Small Towns, Dyfed

13% lower, regional crime rate

Wales

15% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pembrey and Burry Port Town is 13% lower than Wales and 15% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pembrey and Burry Port Town Crime Rate Over Time

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Pembrey and Burry Port Town Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Pembrey and Burry Port Town 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 Pembrey and Burry Port Town

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202166551
202062518
201956465
201857472
201758478
201645371

Crime in Pembrey and Burry Port Town Compared To Dyfed

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Summary of Crimes in Pembrey and Burry Port Town This Year

 Pembrey and Burry Port TownDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16019.255,90915.31 20% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft60.721080.28 61% more dangerous
Burglary283.379402.44 28% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson647.703,1358.13 6% safer
Drugs293.491,3163.41 2.3% more dangerous
Other Crime80.965381.39 45% safer
Other Theft323.851,6594.30 12% safer
Possession of Weapons30.361720.45 25% safer
Public Order617.343,5789.27 26% safer
Robbery10.12410.11 8% more dangerous
Shoplifting60.729572.48 244% safer
Theft From the Person10.121010.26 117% safer
Vehicle Crime161.924691.22 36% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences29635.6114,82838.43 8% safer

Pembrey and Burry Port Town Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandybie49443.0754% safer
Pembrey and Burry Port Town55166.28-
Llanelli Rural1,59568.303.0% more dangerous
Pembroke71588.1525% more dangerous
Pembroke Dock1,037107.2938% more dangerous
Carmarthen1,729118.5044% more dangerous
Milford Haven1,848122.3246% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pembrey and Burry Port Town

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Recent Crimes in Pembrey and Burry Port Town

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cysgod-Y-GraigUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Heol PantycelynUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near Teras Yr ErwInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Gors RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bryn GwdigUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Llys-Y-LlyfrgellInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near IsgraigInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ger Yr YsgolUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near New StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Parkes StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Burrows TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Elkington RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Ger Yr YsgolUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Llys MairInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Ger Yr YsgolUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Glan AberUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Randell SquareUnable to prosecute suspect

Pembrey and Burry Port Town Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour32233819 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.360.600.240.72 Safer
Burglary1.62.33.03.4 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson101078 Safer
Drugs2.81.73.13.5 Getting worse
Other Crime1.21.20.480.96 Safer
Other Theft7653.8 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.360.48-0.36 Safer
Public Order4.23.677 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.24-0.240.12 Safer
Shoplifting2.91.30.600.72 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.120.120.12No change
Vehicle Crime2.32.61.21.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences24263436 Getting worse

Changes In Pembrey and Burry Port Town's Crime Rates Over Time

Offences in Pembrey and Burry Port Town's Green Spaces

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

NameASBDrugsPublic OrderRobberyVSOAll OthersCrimes per Hectare
Pembrey Country Park18---390.17

Comparing Pembrey and Burry Port Town to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Pembrey and Burry Port Town66.28-
Barnet67.081.2% more dangerous
Croydon82.4820% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0526% more dangerous
Bristol90.5227% more dangerous
Coventry102.2435% more dangerous
Leicester111.5941% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0646% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6449% more dangerous
Bradford132.2850% more dangerous
Leeds150.9456% more dangerous

Crime in Pembrey and Burry Port Town's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pembrey & Burry Port55166First

Crime in Pembrey and Burry Port Town During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pembrey and Burry Port Town change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in October, when Pembrey and Burry Port Town saw a 500% increase in public order. Pembrey and Burry Port Town saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during June, when it fell by 89% compared to June in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-35%+111%+464%-+84%+54%+136%+118%+113%-53%
Bicycle Theft------50%----
Burglary+400%-+100%+33%---50%-50%-50%+100%
Criminal Damage and Arson+200%+50%-43%-89%-80%+22%-29%---86%
Drugs+100%-+400%-50%+300%+50%----
Other Crime--67%--50%------
Other Theft-33%--50%--20%+100%+50%+250%+400%-60%
Public Order+200%--50%+67%-50%+133%+400%+500%+75%+40%
Shoplifting----------
Vehicle Crime-50%---+200%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences+50%+28%-10%+20%+26%+81%+81%+11%+59%-27%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pembrey and Burry Port Town

What police force serves Pembrey and Burry Port Town?
Pembrey and Burry Port Town's local territorial police force is the Dyfed-Powys Police.

How dangerous is Pembrey and Burry Port Town?
Pembrey and Burry Port Town is the second safest small town in Dyfed.

What is Pembrey and Burry Port Town's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Pembrey and Burry Port Town are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Pembrey and Burry Port Town?
Pembrey and Burry Port Town's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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