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International students, the victims of burglaries and thefts

by cheeken

Sheffield is known as the safest city in the UK, but there are still many cases of theft and robberies target at international students.

Every year, more than 8,000 international students from all over the world will arrive Sheffield for studies.

For overseas student, safety has been one of the main concerns while studying abroad.

International students as target

International students are always the victims of burglaries and thefts.

In those cases, phones being stolen recorded a high number. Some were taken from shoulder bags and some from tables and bars after the owner was distracted.

Underground tunnel which students will walk through when they are going back to their accomodation.

Underground tunnel which students will walk through when they are going back to their accommodation.

Underground tunnel nearby students accommodations.

Underground tunnel nearby students accommodations.

Besides phones, international students are also targeted when they are on their way back to accommodation.

“There is a drunk following behind me while I am passing through the tunnel after school and he tried to unzip my bag.” said a female student from Malaysia.

A drunker was trying to unzip her bag without her knowledge.

A drunk was trying to unzip her bag without her knowledge.

South Yorkshire police officer, PC Bob Kenney advises students to dial 999 when they are worry about their safety.

Burgle into student rooms

There was a burgle case where £2000 of technology stuff was gone while the student was in the shower with the door left unlocked.

Also, students who live at the ground floor with their window opened or door unlocked have became the victims of burglary.

Regarding this, PC Bob Kenney advises those who live at the ground floor to lock the doors and keep the windows closed.

“Lock the door even if you are at home. If you leave the room, close the window and hide your valuable property from view.” he added.

South Yorkshire Police Officer, Pc Bob Kenney.

South Yorkshire Police Officer, Pc Bob Kenney.

Public opinion

Let’s listen to what international students think about the safety level in Sheffield.

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