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


Next steps on tackling hate crime

12 Jun 2017

A series of practical measures have been set out to tackle and prevent hate crime in Scotland, focused on tackling prejudice and building


Hate Crime figures in Scotland 2016/17

9 Jun 2017

COPFS annual report on Hate crime in Scotland shows a 10% decrease in racial hate crime charges brought by police.


Hate crime in Highland report

9 Feb 2017

An update report Highland Local Police Area – Hate Crime and Hate Incidents was presented to the Highland Council Communities and Partnerships committee.


Review of hate crime legislation in Scotland

26 Jan 2017

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.


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


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