Low Crime

Making Sheffield Safer

Changing Sheff - SCCRAG submitted a report to the city council review panel on 02/06/17 pushing for a Cumulative Impact Policy to address problems in central Sheffield relating to excessive availability of cheap alcohol from off-licences, and in particular West Street and the surrounding area.

Problems of petty crimes or anti-social behaviour caused by cheap, strong alcohol, psychotic drugs and in some cases mental health issues impact adversely on local businesses, visitors and residents. Changing Sheff is helping to get street communities off the streets and back into society by supporting all the agencies & initiatives which support them, in particular the Help-us-Help campaign that links all the agencies available to help the street community into a coordinated system. We were the catalyst for the Help-us-Help campaign and we encourage donations to the charities associated with it. Click HERE for details.

See the Changing Sheff report here

Sheffield city centre has 5 areas rated as having the highest crime risk.

  • West Street
  • High Street
  • The Moor
  • Calver Street
  • Arundel Gate
  • Changing Sheff works closely with South Yorkshire Police in its community policing strategy to improve standards throughout the centre.
  • We are involved with the Best Bar None scheme to maintain high standards throughout Sheffield's night-time economy. Click HERE for details.
  • We also participate in the Purple Flag awards from Sheffield's Business Improvement District (BID)
  • Purple Flag is the award accredited by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) to recognise and celebrate the work that businesses put in to ensure that visitors have an enjoyable night out.
  • The criteria assessed includes general management, vibrancy, diversity, safety, cleanliness, and a high level of commitment to providing a positive experience for visitors.
  • Click HERE for Purple Flag details

Seen Crime or Anti-Social Behaviour on a street in Sheffield City Centre?

Click here to report it

Got an idea? Have your say, or come to a meeting! We can't do it alone! If you want this to happen, we need to work together.