MORE than two thirds of young people are still shunning Rotherham town centre, according to a new survey, with just 16 per cent of visitors feeling safe there.
Just half of respondents to the 2015 Education Lifestyle survey say they feel safe at school, while only a third feel safe in their local communities and just a fifth on buses and trains.
The online questionnaire quizzed 3,110 pupils in Year 7 and Year 10 at 13 Rotherham secondary schools.
It found that just 31 per cent of Year 7 and Year 10 students visit Rotherham town centre at least once a week — the second fall in two years.
In 2014 that figure was almost half (40 per cent), while in 2013 it was just one third (34 per cent).
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