Pembroke Dock Crime Overview

Pembroke Dock is the third most dangerous small town in Dyfed, and is among the top 5 most dangerous overall out of Dyfed's 200 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Pembroke Dock in 2020 was 109 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Dyfed's overall crime rate, coming in 45% higher than the Dyfed rate of 60 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Pembroke Dock is the 40th most dangerous small town, and the 372nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In October 2020, Pembroke Dock had the worst crime rate in Dyfed for robbery, with 5 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.52 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2020 was also a bad month for Pembroke Dock residents, when it was Dyfed's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.31 per 1,000 residents. Pembroke Dock recorded 8 reports of burglary during March 2019, making its crime rate of 0.83 the worst for burglary in Dyfed that month.

The most common crimes in Pembroke Dock are violence and sexual offences, with 504 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 52. This is 0.99% higher than 2019's figure of 499 offences and a difference of 0.52 from 2019's crime rate of 52. Pembroke Dock's least common crime is bicycle theft, with 2 offences recorded in 2020, an increase of 50% from 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Pembroke Dock Compared To Dyfed

Summary of Crimes in Pembroke Dock This Year

 Pembroke DockDyfed 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour59561.5612,54332.5147% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft20.21780.204.8% more dangerous
Burglary535.481,0512.7250% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson14214.692,7357.0952% more dangerous
Drugs596.101,5654.0633% more dangerous
Other Crime313.215811.5153% more dangerous
Other Theft555.691,7294.4821% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons80.831930.5040% more dangerous
Public Order798.172,0975.4334% more dangerous
Robbery70.72490.1382% more dangerous
Shoplifting899.211,0092.6272% more dangerous
Theft From the Person70.72620.1678% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime151.555921.531.3% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences50452.1511,45929.7043% more dangerous

Pembroke Dock Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Pembrey and Burry Port Town51862.3175% safer
Llanelli Rural1,46862.8673% safer
Pembroke62577.0641% safer
Carmarthen1,39395.4714% safer
Milford Haven1,618107.101.5% safer
Pembroke Dock1,051108.74-
Aberystwyth1,372127.5615% more dangerous
Haverfordwest1,617128.2315% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Pembroke Dock

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Pembroke Dock Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour60483462Getting worse
Bicycle Theft0.930.620.100.21Safer
Burglary84.75.05Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson16161715Safer
Drugs8756Safer
Other Crime2.64.41.43.2Getting worse
Other Theft81086Safer
Possession of Weapons0.520.830.930.83Getting worse
Public Order2.3688Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.21-0.310.72Getting worse
Shoplifting910109Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)--0.310.72Getting worse
Vehicle Crime3.93.32.11.6Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences31345252Getting worse

Changes In Pembroke Dock's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Pembroke Dock to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Barnet67.7161% safer
Coventry77.4140% safer
Croydon83.2231% safer
Sheffield85.8127% safer
Bristol86.2126% safer
Leicester97.4412% safer
Birmingham102.876% safer
Liverpool107.281.4% safer
Pembroke Dock108.74-
Bradford133.0218% more dangerous
Leeds137.1021% more dangerous

Crime in Pembroke Dock's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Pembroke Dock1,051109First

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 the third most dangerous small town 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 bicycle theft.

Last updated: 07 May 2021