Crime on University of Sheffield campus at all-time low

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Crime on the University of Sheffield’s campus is at an all-time low, new figures reveal.

The level of reported crime on the campus is 49 per cent lower today than in 2009-2010, with 159 incidents logged in the 2013-2014 academic year – half the number from four years ago.

It is said to be down to a partnership between the University of Sheffield, the Students’ Union and South Yorkshire Police, who will be issuing safety messages and advice during Crime Prevention Week from Monday.

Richard Yates, head of security services at the university, said: “The reduction of student burglary is one of our key priorities.

“Crime Prevention Week is an opportunity to give our students vital information, advice and preventative equipment to ensure they are not easy targets.”

He added: “Our students add to the vibrancy of our city and it is the mission of the University’s Security Services to ensure that we do everything within our power to make the environment as safe as possible.”

During the five-day event students will be able to pick up free property marking kits.

Miriam Miller, welfare officer at the University of Sheffield Students’ Union, said: “One of the simplest things students can do to help reduce crime is to simply look out for one another.

“Let your neighbours know if you see their doors or windows have been left open, make sure your friends get home safely after a night out by using our women’s minibus or safe taxi schemes, and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.”