In collaboration with SMARTS Communicate and the Scottish Government we produced a trilogy of case studies portraying three different experiences of hate crime.
Police Scotland takes hate crime very seriously. In the last year there were over 5,300 charges of hate crime reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland. However, there are many more incidents that go unreported. We all have a responsibility to report hate crime if we witness it – it’s the only way we can challenge it, and put an end to it for good.
Hate crime can be verbal or physical and has hugely damaging effects on the victims, their families and communities.It comes in many forms and examples, including:
Race (e.g. threatened because of where they are from or the colour of their skin)
Religion (e.g. have abuse shouted at them because of their beliefs or religious dress)
Sexual orientation (e.g. tormented because they’re holding hands with another person of the same gender)
Transgender identity (e.g. humiliated, intimidated or threatened online for being transgender)
Disability (e.g. attacked because they are disabled)
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