HAte Crime

Hate Crime can be defined as:

  "Crime motivated by malice or ill will towards a social group" There are five recognised social groups: 

  • Religion/Faith
  • Race
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Transgender/Gender Identity
  • Disability

Hate Crime is when you target someone because of who they are or the group that they identify with.  Hate Crimes can include being:

  • Physically Attacked
  • Spat on
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Online abuse
  • Harassment
  • Intimidation
  • Graffiti
  • any other crime

If you have experienced a hate crime or witnessed a hate crime you can make a report to Police Scotland.  This can be done by calling 101 (999 in an emergency) or online  - https://www.scotland.police.uk/secureforms/c3/  You can also contact a third party reporting centre (we are one) or even use the Keep Safe Scotland phone app.
Report it, Stop it.  Help ensure your communities are safe places for everyone. 

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