Hate crime - have you been a victim?

 

  • Have you been assaulted because of your race or religion?
  • Have you been picked on because of your disability?
  • Has someone damaged your property because of your sexual orientation?
  • Do people call you names in the street because you are transgender?

We want to know when either of these things happen to you,  to stop it happening again either to you or someone else, but most importantly, we need you to report it!

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is crime which is perceived to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a persons race or religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Hate incidents are things that happen that do not amount to a crime but are perceived to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a persons race or religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Hate crime isn't just physical abuse or violence and any incident can have a lasting effect on the victim.

South Yorkshire Police is committed to dealing with all levels of hate crime and with incidents that are motivated by hate but are not classified as crimes.

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 will enable the police to work with other organisations to understand the extent of hate crime in your area, so they can better respond to it.

Report it

Call 101 or in an emergency call 999. Click here for more ways to contact us

You can also down load a self-reporting form here and send to the Crime Management Unit at your local enquiry desk.

You can also report hate crime online.

If you would like to report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers 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.

Click here for other organisations that can help in South Yorkshire where you can report hate crime.

We will deal with your report professionally and with consideration to your needs and wishes.

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.

For a list of where you can report hate crime access our Hate Incident Recording Centres here.

Alternative agencies for advice or reporting Hate Crime:

Crimestoppers - Tel: 0800 555111
 
 
Victim Support - Tel: 0845 30 30 900
 
Stop Hate UK - Tel: 0113 293 5100
 
 
REMA - Tel: 01709 720744
 
 
Rotherham Diverisyt Forum - Tel: 01709 821 062
 

Blog

Read DCI Mel Palin's blog about how we deal with hate crime.

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