Pembroke Crime Overview

Pembroke is among the top 5 safest small towns in Dyfed, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 200 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pembroke in 2020 was 77 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 22% higher than the Dyfed rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pembroke is the 142nd most dangerous small town, and the 1,094th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In May 2018, Pembroke had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for robbery, with 2 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.25 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2016 was also a bad month for Pembroke residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for other crime, recording 8 crimes at a rate of 0.99 per 1,000 residents. Pembroke recorded 3 reports of bicycle theft during October 2015, making its crime rate of 0.37 the worst for bicycle theft in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Pembroke are violence and sexual offences, with 338 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 42. This is 24% higher than 2019's figure of 257 offences and a difference of 9.98 from 2019's crime rate of 32. Pembroke's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 100% from 2019's figure of 2 crimes.

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Crime in Pembroke Compared To Dyfed

Summary of Crimes in Pembroke This Year

 PembrokeDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour36845.3712,54332.5128% more dangerous
Burglary323.951,0512.7231% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson9812.082,7357.0941% more dangerous
Drugs263.211,5654.0626% safer
Other Crime121.485811.512.0% safer
Other Theft253.081,7294.4845% safer
Possession of Weapons30.371930.5035% safer
Public Order425.182,0975.434.8% safer
Robbery10.12490.138% safer
Shoplifting253.081,0092.6215% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.12620.1633% safer
Vehicle Crime222.715921.5344% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences33841.6711,45929.7029% more dangerous

Pembroke Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandybie37532.69136% safer
Pembrey and Burry Port Town51862.3124% safer
Llanelli Rural1,46862.8623% safer
Pembroke62577.06-
Carmarthen1,39395.4719% more dangerous
Milford Haven1,618107.1028% more dangerous
Pembroke Dock1,051108.7429% more dangerous
Aberystwyth1,372127.5640% more dangerous
Haverfordwest1,617128.2340% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pembroke

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Pembroke Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour36302145Getting worse
Burglary3.13.82.24.0Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson10151112Getting worse
Drugs3.74.73.03.2Safer
Other Crime2.01.71.51.5Safer
Other Theft4.94.94.13.1Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.490.370.37Safer
Public Order0.623.04.25Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.370.250.250.12Safer
Shoplifting2.63.23.23.1Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.37-0.12Safer
Vehicle Crime4.01.21.62.7Getting worse
Violence and Sexual Offences26343242Getting worse

Changes In Pembroke's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pembroke to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7114% safer
Pembroke77.06-
Coventry77.410.45% more dangerous
Croydon83.227% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8110% more dangerous
Bristol86.2111% more dangerous
Leicester97.4421% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8725% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2828% more dangerous
Bradford133.0242% more dangerous
Leeds137.1044% more dangerous

Crime in Pembroke During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pembroke change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Pembroke saw a 1,000% increase in vehicle crime. Pembroke saw a large fall in criminal damage and arson during May, when it fell by 78% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-11%+427%+233%-23%+245%+105%+329%+12%-17%+38%
Burglary-+500%-+50%--50%+50%+100%+100%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-+38%-78%-13%+100%-14%+11%-11%+11%+40%
Drugs-50%-25%+100%-+100%-50%-67%+100%--
Other Crime-+100%-50%-50%--67%----
Other Theft--50%-71%-25%----33%--
Public Order-38%-25%-50%-40%+100%+800%+25%-+25%-
Shoplifting+25%---50%+100%----+100%
Vehicle Crime---50%--+100%+100%-+1,000%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-12%+67%-5%+56%+65%+78%+39%-40%-+250%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pembroke

What police force serves Pembroke?
Pembroke's local territorial police force is the Dyfed-Powys Police.
How dangerous is Pembroke?
Pembroke is among the top 5 safest small towns in Dyfed.
What is Pembroke's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Pembroke are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Pembroke?
Pembroke's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 07 May 2021