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Hate Incident

What is Hate crime?

Hate crime is defined as:

Any hate incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.

What is a Hate incident?

A Hate incident is defined as:

Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.

It is important to be aware that:

- All Hate crimes are Hate incidents

- However, not all Hate incidents are Hate crimes

How can you report a Race or other Hate incident?

If you are attacked or witness an attack that you believe to be motivated by hate please contact Northumbria Police immediately on 999.

If you experience abuse because of hatred for your gender, race, faith or belief, disability or sexual orientation but do not want to report it to the Police there are other ways you can report it. You can report incidents anonymously. The ways you can report Race and other Hate incidents are:

Using this form

Calling 427 7000

Contacting any office of South Tyneside Council or South Tyneside Homes or emailing:

Contact the Police on 08456 043043

What happens next?

- All incidents will be taken seriously

- The incident will be investigated and recorded

- You will be informed about how the investigation is progressing

- No action will be taken without your consent

You can report incidents and request that no action is taken.

Steps to complete this form

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  2. Enter details about the Incident

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