SAYiT is a third party hate crime reporting centre, meaning that you can report incidences of hate crime through us if you do not feel comfortable approaching the police.
Who can experience a hate crime?
A hate crime is a criminal offence targeted towards someone due to prejudice or hatred towards a persons actual or perceived characteristics which includes
- Religion or belief
- Race or ethnicity
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
This means that you can be a victim of hate crime if you a straight but are perceived to be gay by the perpetrator.
What counts as a hate crime?
Anything that is illegal!
Reporting a hate crime
It is really important to report a hate crime so that the police can recognise it as an issue, and punish the perpetrators. There are different ways you can report a hate crime, whether you have been a victim, a witness, or reporting on behalf of someone else.
You can report hate crimes through the Sheffield Pride website here .
In an emergency – call 999
Contact the police – get in touch with your local police force. Details on your local pollice force can be found atwww.police.co.uk
Third party reporting centres – local agencies and organisations can report an incidence on your behalf as well as give you support and advice. A list of third party reporting centres can be found here .
Remember that you can also report incidences of hate crime to SAYiT as we are a third party reporting centre!
Crimestoppers – You can also contact Crimestoppers who are an independent crime fighting charity. You can report hate crimes by calling 0800 555111 or through their website .