hate crime

A hate crime is any unwanted conduct based upon the actual or perceived race, colour, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation of another individual or group that is intimidating, upsetting, embarrassing, humiliating or offensive, and which affects someone’s dignity.

This may include verbal or physical abuse, threatening behaviour, malicious communications, damage to property or possessions, arson or attempted arson.

County Durham Housing Group and its landlords work closely with the police and other agencies to monitor the types of incidents reported and where they have taken place. This helps us to take appropriate action on our estates.

The following agencies can also provide help and support:

  • Stop Hate UK: call 0800 138 1625
  • Scope: call 0808 800 3333
  • Galop: call 0800 999 5428
  • Stonewall UK: 0800 050 2020

Want to know more?

All reports of hate crime incidents are taken seriously. If you are attacked, or witness a hate crime motivated incident, you should contact the police immediately.

If you don’t want to contact the police in person or over the phone, you can make a report online via the True Vision portal here.

The portal also provides information on different types of hate crime, staying safe and other organisations that offer support.

True Vision portal