Hate crime

Report hate crime in Gateshead

If you have been a victim of hate crime because of your race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability please report it.

Phone: 0191 433 2648 (24 hours a day)


The impact of hate crime on an individual and their family can often be devastating, affecting social, psychological and physical wellbeing. Where individuals are targeted because of a personal characteristic they often feel fearful of further incidents and isolated; it can also affect others who may share that characteristic, leading to impacts across the wider community. 

Individuals may be targeted because of their actual or perceived:

  • Disability
  • Gender identity (transphobic)
  • Race or ethnicity (racist)
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation (homophobic)

Hate crime and incidents can cover a range of actions, including but not limited to:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Threatening behaviour
  • Deliberate 'outing' or threat of 'outing'
  • Criminal damage
  • Offensive graffiti
  • Arson or attempted arson
  • Physical attack
  • Harassment by phone, text, email, or via the internet
  • Abusive correspondence

In Gateshead, we will ensure that any incident or crime perpetrated due to prejudice will be captured, recorded and dealt with as a hate crime.

Report hate crime in Gateshead through ARCH

Gateshead ARCH is a group of agencies working together to provide a coordinated approach to stop hate crime and to enable everyone in Gateshead to feel safe and secure. You can talk to us anonymously about something that has happened to you or something that you have witnessed. ARCH can help by referring you to an agency that can support you and take action against the perpetrator.

If you or anyone you know has experienced a hate crime, please report it to ARCH:

0191 433 2648 (24hrs, seven days a week)







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