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Crime and Safety in Pembroke Dock

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Pembroke Dock is among the top 5 most dangerous 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 Dock in 2021 was 107 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 33% higher than the Dyfed rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pembroke Dock is the 64th most dangerous small town, and the 480th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In January 2021, Pembroke Dock had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for other crime, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.52 per 1,000 inhabitants. December 2021 was also a bad month for Pembroke Dock residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents. Pembroke Dock recorded 8 reports of shoplifting during March 2021, making its crime rate of 0.83 the worst for shoplifting in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Pembroke Dock are violence and sexual offences, with 546 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 56. This is 8% higher than 2020's figure of 504 offences and a difference of 4.34 from 2020's crime rate of 52. Pembroke Dock's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2021, a decrease of 600% from 2020's figure of 7 crimes.

Pembroke Dock 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 5 Most Dangerous

Small Towns, Dyfed

30% higher, regional crime rate

Wales

29% higher, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Pembroke Dock is 30% higher than Wales and 29% higher than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Pembroke Dock Crime Rate Over Time

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Pembroke Dock Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Pembroke Dock 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 Dock

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
20211071,037
20201091,051
20191101,064
201897936
201791879
201685818

Crime in Pembroke Dock Compared To Dyfed

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Summary of Crimes in Pembroke Dock This Year

 Pembroke DockDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour21021.735,90915.31 30% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft70.721080.28 61% more dangerous
Burglary272.799402.44 13% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson10911.283,1358.13 28% more dangerous
Drugs383.931,3163.41 13% more dangerous
Other Crime191.975381.39 29% more dangerous
Other Theft545.591,6594.30 23% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.831720.45 46% more dangerous
Public Order13213.663,5789.27 32% more dangerous
Robbery20.21410.11 48% more dangerous
Shoplifting737.559572.48 67% more dangerous
Theft From the Person10.101010.26 160% safer
Vehicle Crime212.174691.22 44% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences54656.4914,82838.43 32% more dangerous

Pembroke Dock Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Llandybie49443.07149% safer
Pembrey and Burry Port Town55166.2862% safer
Llanelli Rural1,59568.3057% safer
Pembroke71588.1522% safer
Pembroke Dock1,037107.29-
Carmarthen1,729118.509% more dangerous
Milford Haven1,848122.3212% more dangerous
Haverfordwest1,805143.1425% more dangerous
Aberystwyth2,006186.5042% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pembroke Dock

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Recent Crimes in Pembroke Dock

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Milton TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Public orderOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Fleet StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Grove StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Police StationUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ferry LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Possession of weaponsOn or near Elizabeth CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Cross ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near London RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Cheriton RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bentlass TerraceUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Queen StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dimond StreetFurther investigation is not in the public interest
April 2022Public orderOn or near Harbour WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Parking AreaUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Sports/Recreation AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near London RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Bethel RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other crimeOn or near Grove StreetUnable to prosecute suspect

Pembroke Dock Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour48346222 Safer
Bicycle Theft0.620.100.210.72 Getting worse
Burglary4.75.052.8 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16171511 Safer
Drugs7563.9 Safer
Other Crime4.41.43.22.0 Safer
Other Theft10866 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.830.930.830.83 Getting worse
Public Order68814 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)-0.310.720.21 Safer
Shoplifting101098 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)-0.310.720.10 Safer
Vehicle Crime3.32.11.62.2 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences34525256 Getting worse

Changes In Pembroke Dock's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pembroke Dock to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.0860% safer
Croydon82.4830% safer
Sheffield90.0519% safer
Bristol90.5219% safer
Coventry102.244.9% safer
Pembroke Dock107.29-
Leicester111.593.9% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0613% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6417% more dangerous
Bradford132.2819% more dangerous
Leeds150.9429% more dangerous

Crime in Pembroke Dock's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pembroke Dock1,037107First

Crime in Pembroke Dock During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Pembroke Dock change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in June, when Pembroke Dock saw a 800% increase in public order. Pembroke Dock saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 88% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-4%+106%+118%+173%+268%+171%+68%+240%+7%-51%
Burglary-88%-83%-57%-40%+50%+67%+50%+700%-+500%
Criminal Damage and Arson-27%+113%-69%+18%-35%+23%+117%+38%-38%-39%
Drugs-50%-50%+60%+300%+33%--80%-33%+200%+100%
Other Crime+300%+100%---50%-50%+300%---
Other Theft-50%-50%+13%+33%-50%-25%+25%-40%--73%
Possession of Weapons-50%----+100%----
Public Order+50%+50%-+800%-58%+10%+40%--33%-44%
Shoplifting-56%--50%-33%-14%+38%-42%+75%+27%-75%
Theft From the Person-----+200%----
Vehicle Crime-67%---67%----+100%-
Violence and Sexual Offences-19%-26%-44%-26%-6%+23%+45%+48%-2%+39%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Pembroke Dock

What police force serves Pembroke Dock?
Pembroke Dock's local territorial police force is the Dyfed-Powys Police.

How dangerous is Pembroke Dock?
Pembroke Dock is among the top 5 most dangerous small towns in Dyfed.

What is Pembroke Dock's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Pembroke Dock are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Pembroke Dock?
Pembroke Dock's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

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