Crime Statistics for Sheffield, South Yorkshire, December 2020

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Crime Statistics for Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Sheffield using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so December 2020 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 779 street level crime incidents in Sheffield in December 2020. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Sheffield, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime180
Anti Social Behaviour147
Public Order79
Other Theft54
Criminal Damage Arson50
Vehicle Crime42
Bicycle Theft21
Theft From The Person17
Possession Of Weapons11
Other Crime11
All Crime779

Map of street level crime incidents in December 2020

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Sheffield. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.

Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Sheffield

We've taken the ten nearest places to Sheffield and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Sheffield has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Burngreave (0.62 miles)690
Park Hill (0.62 miles)672
Sheffield Park (0.88 miles)639
Highfield (1.24 miles)485
Manor Park (1.39 miles)409
Parkwood Springs (1.39 miles)366
Crookesmoor (1.24 miles)356
Attercliffe (1.39 miles)345
Walkley (1.39 miles)287

of Sheffield residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census

Most violent places near Sheffield

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Sheffield and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Sheffield Park176
Park Hill159
Manor Park141
Parkwood Springs97

Last updated: February 4, 2021
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