Reporting hate crime

In an emergency, always phone 999.

If you need an immediate response (non-emergency), phone 101 to speak to your local police office.


Hate Crime is motivated by hatred or prejudice on the grounds of race, religion, transgender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Hate crime is never acceptable and should not be tolerated. Everyone has the right to live safely and without fear.

There is an increasing awareness of the impact of hate crime on individuals and communities. Partner agencies in Highland have developed the Hate Free Highland campaign to raise awareness of hate crime and to encourage the reporting of hate incidents in the Highland area of Scotland.

Only non-urgent hate incidents should be reported online. You can report hate incidents motivated by hatred or prejudice by:

Report online to Police Scotland


Highland Hate Crime event

31 Oct 2016

Partner agencies and community groups came together to discuss how to tackle hate crime in the Highlands.


Police Scotland chief says hate crime 'absolute priority'

9 Oct 2016

Police Scotland chief says hate crime 'absolute priority


Report on tackling hate crime in Scotland

23 Sep 2016

The Scottish Government welcomes the report of The Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion was set up by the Scottish Government last year to examine the issue.


Hate Free Highland at Highland LGBT Forum open day

9 Jul 2016

Hate Free Highland Partners attend Highland LGBT Forum open day in Inverness.


A revised site

6 Jul 2016

We will be launching a new site in the near future. Please get in touch if you need help in the meantime.


Tackling hate crime – new figures in Scotland

10 Jun 2016

New figures released by the COPFS show a slight increase in incidents of hate crimes reported to Scotland's prosecution service in 2015-16, compared with the previous year.


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