Hate crime - have you been a victim?

What is hate crime?


Hate crime is an incident or crime which is perceived to be motivated by hostility or prejudice on the grounds of:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transgender identity

South Yorkshire Police is committed to tackling hate crime, no matter what form it comes in. We will deal with your report professionally and with consideration to your needs and wishes. 

For more information about hate crime read our leaflet below - click on the image below to download the PDF.


Don't tolerate it, report it

Even if you are unsure whether what you have experienced or witnessed was a crime, by reporting the incident, it enables us to support the victim, deal with it appropriately, work with our partners to better understand hate crime and ultimately, stop others becoming victims.

Hear more from our hate crime lead, Temporary Superintendent Sarah Poolman, in this video:

Report it                                          

Call 101 or in an emergency call 999.  You can also report Hate crime on line, click here for the form.

Click here for more ways to contact us

Alternative agencies to report Hate crime

As well as the police you can also report hate crime to other agencies if you prefer. Please bear in mind this information will be passed onto South Yorkshire Police to investigate.

True Vision

Reporting centres in Rotherham

Reporting centres in Sheffield 

Reporting centres in Barnsley

Reporting centres in Doncaster

Crimestoppers – Report anonymously on 0800 555 111. Anonymous reports will be brought to the attention of the police by the centres; however, an investigation may be limited when reports are anonymous.

Further information including links to other organisations and guidance on online reporting can be found at www.report-it.org.uk. This site also holds information which relates to specific groups, safety tips and other support  resources.

Support Agencies

As well as South Yorkshire Police there are a number of agencies that can support you if you have been a victim of a Hate crime.