Reporting hate crimeIn 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:
- Phoning 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)
- In person at any police office
- By contacting a third party reporting centre
31 Oct 2016
Partner agencies and community groups came together to discuss how to tackle hate crime in the Highlands.
9 Oct 2016
Police Scotland chief says hate crime 'absolute priority
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.
9 Jul 2016
Hate Free Highland Partners attend Highland LGBT Forum open day in Inverness.
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.
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.