Pembrey and Burry Port Town Crime Overview

Pembrey and Burry Port Town is the second safest small town in Dyfed, and is the 26th most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 200 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pembrey and Burry Port Town in 2020 was 62 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 3.5% higher than the Dyfed rate of 60 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 1,906th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In April 2017, Pembrey and Burry Port Town had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for bicycle theft, with 7 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.84 per 1,000 inhabitants. April 2017 was also a bad month for Pembrey and Burry Port Town residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.36 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 282 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 34. This is 22% higher than 2019's figure of 220 offences and a difference of 7.46 from 2019's crime rate of 26. Pembrey and Burry Port Town's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

Compare Pembrey and Burry Port Town to other towns and cities

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Crime in Pembrey and Burry Port Town Compared To Dyfed

Summary of Crimes in Pembrey and Burry Port Town This Year

 Pembrey and Burry Port TownDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour31938.3712,54332.5115% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.24780.2017% more dangerous
Burglary253.011,0512.7210% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson627.462,7357.095.0% more dangerous
Drugs263.131,5654.0630% safer
Other Crime40.485811.51215% safer
Other Theft425.051,7294.4811% more dangerous
Public Order576.862,0975.4321% more dangerous
Robbery20.24490.1346% more dangerous
Shoplifting50.601,0092.62337% safer
Theft From the Person10.12620.1633% safer
Vehicle Crime101.205921.5328% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences28233.9211,45929.7012% more dangerous

Pembrey and Burry Port Town Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandybie37532.6991% safer
Pembrey and Burry Port Town51862.31-
Llanelli Rural1,46862.860.87% more dangerous
Pembroke62577.0619% more dangerous
Carmarthen1,39395.4735% more dangerous
Milford Haven1,618107.1042% more dangerous
Pembroke Dock1,051108.7443% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pembrey and Burry Port Town

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Pembrey and Burry Port Town Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour33322338Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.30.360.600.24Safer
Burglary3.21.62.33.0Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson1110107Safer
Drugs1.92.81.73.1Getting worse
Other Crime1.61.21.20.48Safer
Other Theft9765Safer
Public Order2.54.23.67Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.240.24-0.24No change
Shoplifting2.22.91.30.60Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)--0.120.12No change
Vehicle Crime1.42.32.61.2Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23242634Getting 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 2020.

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 Town62.31-
Barnet67.718% more dangerous
Coventry77.4120% more dangerous
Croydon83.2225% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8127% more dangerous
Bristol86.2128% more dangerous
Leicester97.4436% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8739% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2842% more dangerous
Bradford133.0253% more dangerous
Leeds137.1055% more dangerous

Crime in Pembrey and Burry Port Town's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pembrey & Burry Port51862First

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 theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021