Challenging hate crime
Worryingly, between May and September 2017 Crimestoppers experienced an 88% increase in all hate crime contacts and a 40% increase on contacts regarding racism, compared to the previous five month period. Incidences of hate crime and racially motivated attacks can have a devastating impact on both the victim and their families. If you have any information about hate crime, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.
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. As such, Police Scotland works with a wide variety of partners who perform the role of Third Party Reporting Centres. Staff within Third Party Reporting Centres have been trained to assist a victim or witness in submitting a report to the police and can make such a report on the victim/witnesses behalf. Find your nearest Third Party Reporting Centre.