Report Disability Hate Crime

Why should I report hate crime?
Hate crimes and incidents hurt and can have long-lasting effects on a person’s confidence, physical and mental wellbeing.
By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.
How Do I Report a Hate Crime?
There are many ways that hate crime can be reported. Such as:

  • Dialling 999 (in an emergency)
  • Dialling 101 (in a non emergency)
  • Online
  • In a Police Station
  • To a Police officer
  • To a Third Party Reporting Centre
  • Dialling Crimestoppers – 0800 555111
  • To I Am Me
  • Using the FREE Keep Safe Scotland App
What is Third Party Reporting?
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.
To ensure all victims/witnesses are able to report Hate Crimes, Police Scotland works in partnership with a wide variety of partners who perform the role of 3rd Party Reporting Centres. Staff within 3rd 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.
Examples of 3rd Party Reporting Centres participating in the scheme range from Housing Associations to Victim Support offices and Voluntary Groups and centres can be recognised by displaying the third party reporting logo.

third party reporting

Make a Third Party Report to I Am Me
I Am Me is registered for third party reporting and can make reports on your behalf. You can call us on 0141 618 6266. If we are not available please use the Police Scotland list of third party reporting centres.

Always dial 999 in an emergency and 101 in a non emergency.