Sheffield: Staying safe in digs & the City
Sheffield is widely reported to be one of the safest cities in the UK, but much like any other city it isn't crime free.
Although it is unlikely that you will become a victim of crime, thieves and petty criminals are renowned for targeting students as easy pickings. South Yorkshire Police constantly monitor crime trends, which show that one of the biggest spikes in crime is when students leave or return to uni.
The typical student flat or house often contains many more possessions than the average family home. That's why it's important to make sure that you and your property are safe and sound.
Follow the steps below to make your property less of a target:
- Don't advertise your stuff!
Keep your personal belongings out of sight through windows at your accommodation and don't leave empty packages for your expensive items outside for everyone to see.
- Make sure doors shut behind you!
Access controlled doors only work if they are shut, but they are too often wedged open!
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