Reporting hate crime

What is hate crime?

Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against an individual or property that is motivated by a person’s hatred of someone because of his or her actual or perceived race, religion, transgender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

Everybody has the right to live safely and without fear. Hate crime is against the law.

You can help put an end to hate crime by reporting it:

What is third party reporting?

In some cases victims/witnesses of hate crime do not feel comfortable reporting the matter directly to the police and may be more comfortable reporting it to someone they are familiar with.

Scottish Refugee Council is a 3rd Party Reporting Centre. Our staff have been trained to assist a victim or witness in submitting a report to the police and can make a report on the victim/witnesses behalf.

Contact our helpline on 0808 196 7274.

Be Fearless is a new platform for young people to report crime that they witness, anonymously, in their own language. This is for all kinds of crime, including hate crime.

Our CEO Sabir Zazai spoke about his recent experience of hate crime and the importance of reporting it.

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