Sheffield crime: Vast majority of people still feel safe in city - with a few caveats

The overwhelming majority of people feel safe living in Sheffield.
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More than 300 people responded when we posed the question - with most saying simply saying ‘yes’, or adding a few caveats - while a significant number took the opportunity to express out-and-out love for the place.

The views support the city’s longstanding reputation.

Karen Malone said: “Totally safe, I live in Pitsmoor and I'm very happy. Great community, always lots of fun things to attend organised by local people. I couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

The overwhelming majority of people feel safe living in Sheffield.The overwhelming majority of people feel safe living in Sheffield.
The overwhelming majority of people feel safe living in Sheffield.
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David Wild added: “Yes, l'm from Darnall and in my 70s and generally speaking if you look for trouble anywhere - you'll find it.”

A lot of people said ‘depends’.

Bev Ann Marie said: “When I stayed in Sheffield in May, I felt safer walking on Abbeydale Road/London Road than I did at the bus stops on Snig Hill even though they were right outside the police station.”

Jonathan Osako commented: “Generally I feel safe except in Burnsgreave, Grimesthorpe and Castlegate to an extent.” Georgina Campbell said: “Need to sort out the addicts around The Moor area it’s awful. Otherwise I love it.”

Rachel Wilkes commented: “I live in a small town in North Wales and I can say 100 per cent I would rather walk round Sheffield after a certain time of the at night than walk round here. Love the place, fantastic people.”

Others reported a sense some places were getting worse.

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Sarah Nuttall said: “I feel totally safe where I live in S8, but when I venture into town not quite as safe as I used to.” And Freshta Amiri was clear, saying: "I don't feel safe living here. I felt safer as a kid growing up in Halifax."

Meanwhile, the fans were out in force.

Jamela Z Hashem wrote: “Love Sheffield, born here. Feel safe here and will never live elsewhere.” Luis Arroyo commented: “She is a great city. Feel completely safe and confident to walk and explore in any area.”

Catty Galpin said: “Depends which area but generally I'm fine living in Sheffield, as the area I live in is lovely. I'm never moving out of Sheffield, as Sheffield is where my heart belongs.”