Sheffield is second most peaceful area in UK

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Sheffield has come second in a list of the most peaceful urban areas in the UK.

The Peace Index, published today, places Sheffield just behind table-topping Cardiff in the rundown.

Figures on homicides, violent crime, weapon crime, public disorder offences recorded between 2003 and 2012 were used as indicators in the study from the Institute of Economics and Peace. The number of police officers in relation to each population was also taken into account.

-Read tomorrow’s Star for the full report.