South Yorkshire Police have launched their campaign to combat hate crime for Hate Crime Awareness Week which launched on Friday 13 October.
Throughout the week, there will be different activities taking place across the county to engage with communities, raise awareness of hate crimes and show what support is available for victims.
Along with the activities, South Yorkshire Police are also launching an online pledge.
This is part of their Hate Hurts campaign which aims to take a stand against hate.
Throughout the week the police will be encouraging as many people as possible to sign up to the pledge by sharing it online and showing hate has no place in South Yorkshire.
Superintendent Sarah Poolman, said: “Tackling hate is a priority for South Yorkshire Police and we are proud to be supporters and contributors to Hate Crime Awareness Week in South Yorkshire.
“I would finally like to reiterate again, if you have been a victim of, or have witnessed a hate crime, please report it and help us put a stop to it. Hate Hurts.“
News has come in nationally that the Home Office have published figures illustrating an increase in reports of hate crime by almost a third in a year.