Crime and Safety

Who to talk to if you've witnessed or experienced a crime and the safety services and schemes available.

Hate crime

If you’ve experienced a hate crime, please visit the page below for information on how to report it and the support available.

If you’ve experienced a crime


  • On campus: 0114 222 4444 (University Security Services)
  • Off campus: 999 (Police)


  • On campus: 0114 222 4085 (University Security Services)
  • Off campus: 101 (Police)


If you’ve witnessed or personally been a victim of a crime and require support, please contact:

Fraud and cyber crime

If you’ve been a victim of fraud which has left you in financial hardship, please contact the Student Advice Centre.

Action Fraud is the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre. Their web page provides further information, including resources for victims and how to report fraud and cyber-crimes.

Safety services and schemes

Our Student Safety web pages provide information and tips on how to ensure your personal, online and fire safety and the relevant University schemes and services available, such as our Safe Taxi scheme.

You can also visit our Scamspotting page for tips on spotting online scams.

External support

The page below outlines the external, non-University support services available.