Hate Crime Scotland

Working in Partnership for a safer Scotland

Hate crime is any crime motivated by prejudice based on: Race, Religion, Sexual orientation, Disability, Transgender identity.

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017

Welcome to Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017. During October there will be a host of events taking place to raise awareness about Hate Crime, how to respond to it and encourage victims and witnesses to report

“There is no place in Scotland for any crime motivated by prejudice, be it racial, religious, homophobic or any other form of intolerance. I want every victim of such crimes to be willing to come forward and work with the police to ensure the perpetrators can be pursued and punished appropriately.  “
Michael Mathieson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice

What is Hate Crime Awareness Week?
Hate Crime Awareness Week started with a vigil in London in 2009 to show solidarity against hate crime, following the brutal homophobic murder of Ian Bayhnam in Trafalgar Square.

Since 2009 the day has grown into a national annual week of activity to remember victims and raise awareness of all forms of hate crime.

This year Glasgow has taken up the campaign and this will be the first time that a set of Scottish Community Safety Partners has delivered a Hate Crime Awareness Week Programme.

Find out more about Hate Crime

Ways to Get Involved in Hate Crime Awareness Week

If you are organising an event, please tell us about it and we can add it to our events page

Here are some suggestions for other ways you can get involved;

  • You can display posters
  • You can tweet about it using #hatecrime
  • You can share Community Safety Glasgow’s posts on facebook
  • You can join in with any of our events that are open to the public
  • You can add our banner to your website
  • You can visit and promote www.hatecrimescotland.org

You can find a variety of materials advertising Hate Crime Awareness week in our Toolkit Section

For more information on how and where to report a hate crime please take a look at our How Do I Report a Hate Crime? section