Welcome to Newport & Monmouthshire Hate Crime Wales
We have commissioned 4 new videos available below explaining the types of hate crime in society today.

The Newport Hate Crime Forum works to:-

Protect and Support Victims

Make Offenders Accountable

Prevent Hate Crime

Engage People in Valuing Difference

A Hate Crime incident is any offence committed against a person or property, which is motivated by the offender's hatred of people because they are seen as being different.

You can be a victim of Hate Crime because of prejudice against your race, language, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Reporting hate crime is important – to get support for the victim, to bring a perpetrator to account, to stop it happening. If we don’t know about it we can’t change it.

Anybody can report hate crime – a victim, witness, friend, colleague, passer-by…

You can report hate crime by completing the Report Hate Crime Form or contact us for help or advice by telephone or e-mail.


What is Hate Crime About?

The Newport Hate Crime Forum works to:- A hate crime is motivated by a person’s hatred of people because they are believed to be different.

An incident / offence may be physical, verbal or written.

The following incidents are all included in this definition

  • Threatening to commit an act of violence against another person
  • Touching or assaulting that person
  • Verbal abuse – ‘jokes’, offensive language, name-calling and gossip
  • Offensive and obscene gestures
  • Isolation or exclusion from social events or activities
  • Theft or burglary
  • Damaging, defacing or destroying the property of another person
  • Offensive graffiti
  • Hate mail, flags, posters and offensive symbols
  • Harassment*, bullying and victimisation

*Harassment is ‘unwanted behaviour that a person finds intimidating, upsetting, embarrassing, humiliating or offensive’.

A criminal offence motivated by homophobia, racism and disablism can result in a sentence that is twice as severe as usual.

Schools / Graffiti / At Work

Hate graffiti should be reported to the Council’s Contact Centre on 011633 656656.

The Council will promptly remove hate graffiti from council buildings and has the power to serve notice on owners of private property to remove it.

In some instances the Police will remove hate graffiti.

What We Do With Reports

Every Report will be treated Confidentially

Every Report will be taken Seriously

A Report can be made Anonymously

Information from the Self Reporting Hate Crime Form will be collated by South East Wales Race Equality Council (SEWREC) and used by Newport Forum to Counter Hate Crime to prevent incidents of hate and prejudice.

Incidents will be investigated and acted upon unless otherwise requested by the victim. For specific details please email us.

Newport’s Hate Crime Website produces a Hate Crime Reporting Form for the general public to use.

This form is available on this website

Hate Crime Support Group

Hate Crime Support

The groups below support people affected by hate crime

Newport City Council 01633 656656 / 01633 656657

Gwent Police (Emergency) 999 or 112 18000

Gwent Police (non-emergency) 01633 838 111 / 01633 877 574

Hate Crime Co-ordinator 01633 245442

South East Wales Racial Equality Council - SEWREC 01633 250 006

Age Concern Cymru 029 2037 1566

BAWSO - support for minority ethnic women 01633 213 213

Benefits Agency 01633 241600 01633 241663

Charter Housing 01633 212 375

Commission for Racial Equality in Wales - CRE Wales 029 7939 000

Citizens’ Advice Bureau – CAB 01633 265 688

Childline Cymru Wales 0870 336 2935

Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

DIAL Disablement Information and Advice Lines 01302 310

Disability Rights Commission Helpline - DRC 08457 622 633

Equal Opportunities Commission - EOC 0845 601 5901

Gwent Alcohol Project 01633 252 04

Gypsy Council 01708 868 986

Kaleidoscope 0845 4506307

NHS Direct Wales 0845 4647 0845 606 4647

Newport and District Refugee Support Group 01633 250 006

The Samaritans 01633 259 000

Talk to Frank - drug advice 0800 776600

Victim Supportline 01633 254 091

The Welsh Refugee Council 01633 266 420

Wales Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 80 10 800

Welsh Language Board 029 20878000

Wales Learning Disability Helpline 0808 8000 300

Witness Service 01633 222826

For more information please contact us via the online contact form.

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