A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s actual or presumed disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or whether they are transgender.
Hate crimes and incidents can be reported to the police. However there are third-party reporting schemes which allow victims to report hate crimes to the police anonymously via a third party such as a community group or website. Any information you give at a Third Party Reporting centre is confidential and anonymous if you prefer. Information does not have to be shared, you can choose what information to give and who it is passed on to.
Strathclyde Students' Union is a Third Party Reporting centre and you can make a report at the Advice Hub within the Students Union. Email: email@example.com or telephone: 0141 567 5040 or call into the office in the Lounge, level 5 of the Student’s Association.
Please read the following guide for further information on how to deal with hate crime Guide to hate crime
Another useful resource is Under the Magnifying Glass: A Dissection of Hate Crime
You can report a Hate Crime as follows:
Report anonymously online: Report and Support
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a powerful two-minute video with spoken word by George the Poet to raise awareness of hate crime and encourage people to report it.
George explores the role of silence, prejudice and misinformation in hate, before challenging us all about our own response.
The video was launched as part of the Great Get Together 16-18 June 2017 weekend to highlight that we all have ‘more in common… than that which divides us’.