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What is hate crime? Information on reporting and getting help and advice. Also translated information in Farsi and Albanian.


What is hate crime?

Hate crime is an incident or crime which is perceived to be motivated by prejudice or hostility (or perceived to be so) against a person’s:

  • Race – nationality, ethnicity, skin colour and heritage
  • Faith – religion, belief, non-religious belief
  • Disability – physical, hearing and visual impairments, mental ill health and learning disabilities
  • Sexual orientation - people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or heterosexual
  • Gender identity - people who identify as ‘trans’ including transgender or transsexual people

It can include things like:

  • Physical assault
  • Damage to property
  • Offensive graffiti
  • Arson
  • Abuse via social media

Links to SYP Hate Crime page - https://www.southyorkshire.police.uk/find-out/crime-prevention-advice/hate-crime/

BMBC Hate & Harassment page https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/community-safety-and-crime/hate-and-harassment/

You can also report a hate crime through one of our reporting centres in Barnsley. For more information visit:  https://www.livewellbarnsley.co.uk/directory/hate-crime-reporting-centres-in-barnsley/

  • Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Library @ the Lightbox
  • Adult Learning Services 
  • Berneslai Homes
  • Victim Support
  • Citizens Advice Barnsley
  • Refugee Council 
  • True Vision - www.report-it.org.uk
  • Stop Hate UK -  https://www.stophateuk.org
  • True Vision - https://www.report-it.org.uk 
  • Tell Mama (Measuring Muslim Attacks) - www.tellmamauk.org
  • ELSH, Warren Quarry Road 

Attached is hate crime information translated into other languages


1210 Hate Crime Leaflet Romanian
1210 Hate Crime Leaflet Urdu
1210 Hate Crime Leaflet Slovak
1210 Hate Crime Leaflet Arabic
1210 Hate Crime Leaflet Mandarin
1210 Hate Crime Leaflet Punjabi
Hate Crime Leaflet Albanian
Hate Crime Leaflet Farsi (1)
Hate Crime Leaflet English

Contact Details

Contact name: Phone 101 to report a Hate Crime or 999 in an emergency

Mobile number:

Address: Visit our website to report Hate Crime online.


Address details:


Published: 10 February 2020