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:
- 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.