"Crime motivated by malice or ill will towards a social group" There are five recognised social groups:
Hate Crime is when you target someone because of who they are or the group that they identify with. Hate Crimes can include being:
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.