Be greater than a hater

It's a crime to pick on someone because of who they are attracted to, the gender they identify with, their disability, their race, their religion or belief.

Don't spread hate. Be a hero, fight it.

With over 300 Third Party Reporting Sites across the country, hate crime is a priority for Police Scotland and the campaign seeks to reinforce the message that prejudice based on sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, race, religion or belief is wrong.

As victims don’t always think a crime has been committed or thinking that ignoring the issue will make it go away, hate crime has become a widely unreported problem in Scotland. The campaign aims to provide a greater understanding to the public about what constitutes hate crime and how it can be reported.

Hate crime is defined as a crime perceived as being motivated by malice or ill will towards a particular social group on the basis of their actual or presumed sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, race or religion.

Hate crime is a serious crime and there can be long lasting consequences for victims.

Individuals who think targeting people who are different to them is acceptable behaviour should think again - don't spread hate. Police Scotland is working with partner organisations to end such activity and bring perpetrators to justice.

Report Hate Crime to Police Scotland or click here to find information on reporting to other supporting agencies