Hate crime and third party reporting
Hate crime is wrong. It’s against the law.
Hate crime is a criminal offence against a person or property that is motivated by hatred, including race, religion, gender, sex or disability.
There are four ways to report hate crime:
- Telephone Police Scotland 999 (in an emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)
- Go to your nearest police station
- Contact your nearest Third Party Reporting Centre (see below)
- Complete the online Hate Crime Form
Third party reporting
Sometimes people who have experienced hate crime don’t want to report what happened to the police. They may decide to report it to someone they know and trust (a third party). Third Party Reporting Centres have trained staff who will help the trusted third party to report the hate crime on behalf of the person who experienced the hate crime.