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Crime and Safety in Pembroke

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Pembroke is among the top 5 safest small towns in Dyfed, and is among the top 20 most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 199 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pembroke in 2021 was 88 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 18% higher than the Dyfed rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pembroke is the 130th most dangerous small town, and the 843rd 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. March 2018 was also a bad month for Pembroke residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents. Pembroke recorded 8 reports of other crime during November 2016, making its crime rate of 0.99 the worst for other crime in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Pembroke are violence and sexual offences, with 400 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 49. This is 16% higher than 2020's figure of 338 offences and a difference of 7.65 from 2020's crime rate of 42. Pembroke's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 1 crime.

Pembroke 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Safest

Small Towns, Dyfed

15% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

13% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pembroke is 15% higher than Wales and 13% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pembroke Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Pembroke 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 Pembroke

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202188715
202077625
201964517
201873589
201758471
201659479

Crime in Pembroke Compared To Dyfed

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Summary of Crimes in Pembroke This Year

 PembrokeDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16119.855,90915.31 23% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.251080.28 12% safer
Burglary313.829402.44 36% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson809.863,1358.13 18% more dangerous
Drugs212.591,3163.41 32% safer
Other Crime151.855381.39 25% more dangerous
Other Theft354.321,6594.30 0.46% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.991720.45 55% more dangerous
Public Order8610.603,5789.27 13% more dangerous
Robbery10.12410.11 8% more dangerous
Shoplifting293.589572.48 31% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime70.864691.22 42% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences40049.3214,82838.43 22% more dangerous

Pembroke Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandybie49443.07105% safer
Pembrey and Burry Port Town55166.2833% safer
Llanelli Rural1,59568.3029% safer
Pembroke71588.15-
Pembroke Dock1,037107.2918% more dangerous
Carmarthen1,729118.5026% more dangerous
Milford Haven1,848122.3228% more dangerous
Haverfordwest1,805143.1438% more dangerous
Aberystwyth2,006186.5053% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pembroke

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Recent Crimes in Pembroke

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Strongbow WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near St Nicholas CrescentFormal action is not in the public interest
April 2022Theft from the personOn or near NightclubUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Goose'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Olivers ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Watery LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near NightclubFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Ann'S CrescentUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Strongbow WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bridgend TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Norgans HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Ramsden CourtFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Castle ViewUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Grove WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Goose'S LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Back TerraceInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Tenby CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Goose'S LaneUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Main StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Pembroke Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour30214520 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.490.37-0.25 Safer
Burglary3.82.24.03.8 Getting worse
Criminal Damage and Arson15111210 Safer
Drugs4.73.03.22.6 Safer
Other Crime1.71.51.51.8 Getting worse
Other Theft4.94.13.14.3 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.490.370.370.99 Getting worse
Public Order3.04.2511 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.250.250.120.12 Safer
Shoplifting3.23.23.13.6 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime1.21.62.70.86 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34324249 Getting worse

Changes In Pembroke's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pembroke to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0831% safer
Croydon82.487% safer
Pembroke88.15-
Sheffield90.052.1% more dangerous
Bristol90.522.6% more dangerous
Coventry102.2414% more dangerous
Leicester111.5921% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0628% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6432% more dangerous
Bradford132.2833% more dangerous
Leeds150.9442% 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 town 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).

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