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31-08-2018, 16:35   #1
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Just read the article below where they have produced the list of the 5 safest cities and the list of the 5 cities where people feel least safe. According to the report Edinburgh is the safest city in the UK while Sheffield is the place where residents feel the least safe. I know there has been a lot of knife crime this year but on the whole I still believe Sheffield is safe.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...ealed-13170166
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31-08-2018, 16:55   #2
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Just read the article below where they have produced the list of the 5 safest cities and the list of the 5 cities where people feel least safe. According to the report Edinburgh is the safest city in the UK while Sheffield is the place where residents feel the least safe. I know there has been a lot of knife crime this year but on the whole I still believe Sheffield is safe.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...ealed-13170166
Load of old toss. "Edinburgh" has lots of areas where you would be hard pressed to find any crime, next door to areas completely blighted by it. It all deppends on which part of the city you live in.
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31-08-2018, 17:03   #3
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Load of old toss. "Edinburgh" has lots of areas where you would be hard pressed to find any crime, next door to areas completely blighted by it. It all deppends on which part of the city you live in.
Your last sentence sums it up perfectly and it applies to just about any City in the developed World. Toronto is considered one of the safest big Cities (4 plus million pop.) in North America, but you wouldn't believe it if you constantly watched the local news. Lol.
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31-08-2018, 17:16   #4
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Just read the article below where they have produced the list of the 5 safest cities and the list of the 5 cities where people feel least safe. According to the report Edinburgh is the safest city in the UK while Sheffield is the place where residents feel the least safe. I know there has been a lot of knife crime this year but on the whole I still believe Sheffield is safe.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...ealed-13170166
Birmingham is the city where people feel least safe - Sheffield was 5th.
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31-08-2018, 17:29   #5
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Yep completely. The spate of knife attacks in Sheffield are carried out by rival groups. I would say gangs but I do not think it's quite that formal. So people going out and about who are not involved in drugs or knife crime are safe.
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31-08-2018, 17:40   #6
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Sheffield is perfectly safe. Always has been, even in the areas of Sheffield that other Sheffielders think are 'dodgy'. Peoples' perceptions and feelings to the contrary are largely driven by a steady diet of media reporting designed to sell newspapers/clicks/viewer numbers by giving you an adrenaline rush, by their own biases and bigotry against social class/race/religion/age groups etc and in my experience a certain amount of people egging each other, Four Yorkshiremen-style, to come up with tales of crime that they have no personal experience of but that they've 'heard' from other people.


Just a few months ago we had this telling us that officially we're one of the cities with the lowest crime rates.

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/state...rime-1-9058456

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31-08-2018, 17:49   #7
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Just read the article below where they have produced the list of the 5 safest cities and the list of the 5 cities where people feel least safe. According to the report Edinburgh is the safest city in the UK while Sheffield is the place where residents feel the least safe. I know there has been a lot of knife crime this year but on the whole I still believe Sheffield is safe.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...ealed-13170166
I know the article mentions Sheffield as the place where residents feel the least safe, but according to the poll isn't that Birmingham? Sheffield is 5th in that regard, not first?
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31-08-2018, 17:51   #8
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Birmingham is the city where people feel least safe - Sheffield was 5th.
Yes it says 5th but then they say that Sheffield is where residents feel least safe.
You can make surveys say what ever you like by holding them in certain places to manipulate the results.
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31-08-2018, 19:47   #9
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I feel just as safe in Sheffield as anywhere else.

I feel that I have to behave with more awareness than 20 years ago (anywhere).
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31-08-2018, 20:29   #10
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I visited my son in London next week and couldn't wait to get home.
I didn't feel safe there, I do here.
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31-08-2018, 20:42   #11
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I visited my son in London next week and couldn't wait to get home.
I didn't feel safe there, I do here.
Did you go in the Tardis or a Delorean?
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31-08-2018, 20:52   #12
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Sheffield is perfectly safe. Always has been, even in the areas of Sheffield that other Sheffielders think are 'dodgy'. Peoples' perceptions and feelings to the contrary are largely driven by a steady diet of media reporting designed to sell newspapers/clicks/viewer numbers by giving you an adrenaline rush, by their own biases and bigotry against social class/race/religion/age groups etc and in my experience a certain amount of people egging each other, Four Yorkshiremen-style, to come up with tales of crime that they have no personal experience of but that they've 'heard' from other people.


Just a few months ago we had this telling us that officially we're one of the cities with the lowest crime rates.

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/state...rime-1-9058456

Feeling unsafe does not mean you are. Most of the time it just means you're paranoid.
What a smashing post.
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31-08-2018, 21:04   #13
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Did you go in the Tardis or a Delorean?
Classic.....
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31-08-2018, 21:06   #14
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Feeling unsafe does not mean you are. Most of the time it just means you're paranoid.
Or very badly informed.
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31-08-2018, 21:14   #15
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Sometimes I don't feel safe on this forum
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Sometimes I don't feel safe on this forum
Another classic
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31-08-2018, 22:01   #17
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Absolutely, in every part of it.
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31-08-2018, 22:03   #18
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ive said this before ill say it again, sheffield is a new born baby compared to some places int he country, despite peoples protestations about knife crime up, shootings here etc etc
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31-08-2018, 22:35   #19
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Brighton and Hove, with Southampton and Cambridge? What happened to proper cities like Glasgow, Newcastle, Hull & Portsmouth? Wonder where Sheffield would figure if these were included.

And why no Welsh representation, such as Cardiff & Swansea? Pointless survey.
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31-08-2018, 22:36   #20
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Yes it says 5th but then they say that Sheffield is where residents feel least safe.
I think it's just sloppy journalism - the strapline under the headline about Sheffield isn't borne out by the text of the story - twice.
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