The crime figures from Police.uk – the national website for policing in England – are released with a two-month delay, and we can now reveal the 13 worst streets in the city for violence and sexual offences in August 2023.
The police.uk data states that the crimes have been reported ‘on or near’ a specific street or location.
Police forces across the country put violence and sexual crimes into the same category, and the data used here reflects that.
The definition of sexual offences used by South Yorkshire Police says the offence category includes rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment; while the Crown Prosecution Service – which prosecutes criminal cases that have been investigated by the police and other investigative organisations – says violent crime covers a variety of offences – ranging from common assault to murder.
It also encompasses the use of weapons such as firearms, knives and corrosive substances like acid.
Report a crime to South Yorkshire Police by calling them on 101 or through their online portal at: https://smartcontact.southyorkshire.police.uk/
In an emergency, please call 999.