Hate crime

What we do

What you can do

Hate crime is any incident which constitutes a criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person/people to be motivated by prejudice or hate due to:

  • sexual orientation,
  • gender identity,
  • religion,
  • skin colour,
  • national origin or
  • a disability.

Hate crime can take many forms including:

  • Physical attacks including assault, damage to property, graffiti and arson.
  • Threat of attacks including offensive letters, abusive or obscene phone calls and malicious complaints.
  • Verbal abuse or insults including offensive leaflets and posters, abusive gestures and bullying in the school or workplace


Some hate incidents such as name calling in a non-confrontational situation may not constitute a criminal offence but is still considered a hate incident and can be reported.

We also work with local community workers and groups to monitor community tensions and where necessary we support coordinated responses to the identified issues

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What you can do

You can report at hate incident whether it’s about you, someone else or something you've seen.

You can report anonymously or have your details passed onto the police so that action can be taken or to local services who can provide you with support.  In an emergency always call 999



In Newcastle hate incidents and hate crimes can be reported to our third party reporting process through Stop Hate UK www.stophateuk.org/talk-to-us/

Stop Hate UK provides independent and confidential Hate Crime reporting services for Newcastle, whether you are a victim of Hate Crime, you have witnessed incident you believe to be a Hate Crime or you are a third party to an incident that could be a Hate Crime.


Stop Hate UK are here 24 hours a day:

On the phone: 0800 138 16

Chat on the web: (go to www.stophateuk.org/talk-to-us/

You can chat live to one of their operators. Please note that it may take a few minutes to connect to an opera

In an email: talk@stophateuk.org

In a text: 07717 989 025

Texts are charged at your standard network rate

With text relay: 18001 0800 138 1625

For people who are deaf, or have speech or hearing impairments

In an online form at www.stophateuk.org/talk-to-us/

In the post: PO Box 851, Leeds  LS1 9QS

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