Safety Out and About

Sheffield is a very safe place to live, but it makes sense to take care when you are out and about.

There are a few simple things you can do to stay safe and avoid being a target of criminals.

  1. Avoid using your mobile phone, listening to music or doing anything that means you might be distracted from what is going on around you.
  2. Carry a Personal Alarm (available from the Student Sabbatical Officers located on Level 3 of the Students’ Union) and make sure it is accessible.
  3. Keep your house keys in your pocket and avoid displaying attractive items, such as jewellery, mobile phones and laptops.
  4. Never leave your bag, wallet or purse unattended.
  5. Beware of “Hugger-Muggers”. These are criminal opportunists who have been know to operate in cities around the world and use distractions, like hugs, to put you off guard and then steal your belongings.