Sheffield Crime Overview
Sheffield is the safest major city in Yorkshire and The Humber, and the second safest overall out of the UK's major cities. The overall crime rate in Sheffield in 2020 was 74 crimes per 1,000 people.
In May 2020, Sheffield had the worst crime rate in Yorkshire and The Humber for possession of weapons, with 59 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2017 was also a bad month for Sheffield residents, when it was Yorkshire and The Humber's most dangerous area for robbery, recording 80 crimes at a rate of 0.14 per 1,000 residents. Sheffield recorded 118 reports of theft from the person during June 2017, making its crime rate of 0.20 the worst for theft from the person in Yorkshire and The Humber that month.
The most common crimes in Sheffield are violence and sexual offences, with 15,467 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 26. This is 8% lower than 2019's figure of 16,631 offences and a difference of 1.99 from 2019's crime rate of 28. Sheffield's least common crime is theft from the person, with 426 offences recorded in 2020, a decrease of 133% from 2019's figure of 992 crimes.
Sheffield Crime Map
Summary of Crimes in Sheffield This Year
|Criminal Damage and Arson||4,909||8.39|
|Possession of Weapons||590||1.01|
|Theft From the Person||426||0.73|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||15,467||26.45|
Sheffield Crime Trends
|Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents|
|Criminal Damage and Arson||12||10||10||8||Safer|
|Other Crime||1.4||1.7||1.9||2.2||Getting worse|
|Possession of Weapons||0.90||0.90||1.1||1.0||Getting worse|
|Public Order||7||7||8||9||Getting worse|
|Theft From the Person||2.0||2.1||1.7||0.73||Safer|
|Violence and Sexual Offences||23||26||28||26||Getting worse|
Comparing Sheffield to the UK's Major Cities
|Major Cities||Crime Rate||Rate Difference|
|Kirklees||74.23||0.32% more dangerous|
|Croydon||77.18||4.1% more dangerous|
|Bradford||79.19||7% more dangerous|
|London||80.70||8% more dangerous|
|Birmingham||89.02||17% more dangerous|
|Bristol||91.57||19% more dangerous|
|Leeds||91.90||19% more dangerous|
|Leicester||102.51||28% more dangerous|
|Liverpool||105.94||30% more dangerous|
Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Sheffield
What police force serves Sheffield?Sheffield's local territorial police force is the South Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Sheffield?Sheffield is the safest major city in Yorkshire and The Humber.
What is Sheffield's most common crime?The most common crimes in Sheffield are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Sheffield?Sheffield's least common crime is theft from the person.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2021