If you have been a victim of a Hate Crime
Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police.
Here is the link to Police Scotland’s Online Reporting
Form to report if you or someone you know has been a victim of a Hate Crime. You can also make a report if you have witnessed a stranger on the receiving end of a Hate Crime or if you or another has been a victim even though you do not identify under one of the protected characteristics but have been perceived as such by the perpetrator of the crime.
Hate crimes can include:
Police Scotland also treats homophobia and transphobia crime very seriously and are keen to hear from people who have been the victims of any kind of hate motivated crime.
- threatening behaviour
- damage to property
- inciting others to commit hate crimes
You can report crimes directly to the police by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency. If you don’t feel confident enough, you can fill our a ‘remote reporting form’ with a member of staff at Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus, and we can report it on your behalf. There are also specially identified and trained LGBT Liaison Officers within the Police who you can also speak to if you would prefer.