Violent crime

Date published: 29 March 2022 15:43

What is Violent Crime?

A violent crime is when someone physically hurts or threatens to hurt someone, and also includes crimes where a weapon is used. The police will record a crime as violent if the offender clearly intended or intends to physically harm someone, regardless of whether or not it results in a physical injury.

Violent crimes can include:

Violent crimes can happen in public spaces such as in the street, clubs and pubs, as well as at home or in the workplace, and often the victim knows the person who attacks them. For more information, including the support available to you, please visit the Victim Support website.

To report a violent crime to us, or to tell us some information you may have, please click here.

To view our Knife Crime Strategy in Sheffield, click here or for South Yorkshire, click here.