Hate crime is any crime motivated by prejudice against someone because of their:
- race, nationality, skin colour or ethnicity
- sexual orientation (whether they are lesbian, gay, straight or bisexual)
- disability (including physical disability, learning disability, mental health difficulty and sensory impairment)
- religion (including sectarianism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other forms of religious prejudice)
- transgender identity (gender identity or expression that differs from gender assumptions made at birth)
Along with our partners, Community Safety Glasgow works to increase awareness of hate crime, prevent hate crime from happening, encourage reporting when it does happen and, ultimately, put a stop to it.
Our dedicated Hate crime website provides more information on what kind of crimes are hate crimes and what you can do about it.
If you experience or witness an incident that you perceive to be motivated by prejudice, we’d encourage you to report it to the police.
No matter how trivial or unimportant you may think it is, the police will take your complaint seriously and will record an incident when you choose to report it.