There has been 1356 hate offences committed in Sheffield just last year from January to December 2019. Over the last 12 months Sheffield has seen a 7% increase in hate crime offences.
Sheffielders display a mixed opinion towards the issue but all of them agree that hate crime is ‘horrific’. Some members of the public has said that they think that the number hate crime is increasing.
Others offered solutions to tackling the issue such as discussing the topic more in education as well as stressing the importance of parental roles to better understand and raise more awareness of hate crime. They also suggested that it is necessary to improve the city’s social interaction.