One third of Barnsley residents asked how they would like to see the police budget spent said tackling child sexual exploitation would be a priority.
Residents were asked how they would spend the £140 that each household’s council tax contributes to policing costs each year.
Tackling anti-social behaviour came second on the list of priorities, followed by violent crime and burglary.
Tracey Cheetham, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I am pleased that the residents of Barnsley are using this technique to advise us on what they think is important to them.”
People can have their say on how the police budget should be spent by speaking to officials at Locke Park Summer Gala, Barnsley, on Sunday, August 11.