hate crime



Hate crime in Scotland rises across all categories

Data published today shows there has been an increase in the number of charges reported in 2019-20 for all categories of hate crime compared to the previous year.

Published 12 June 2020

Justice Committee seeks views on hate crime proposals

Members of the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee have launched a call for views on the Scottish government's plans to update hate crime laws.

Published 4 May 2020

Care expert joins calls for hate crime laws to protect elderly

The head of a group representing Scotland's private care providers has joined calls for new hate crime laws to protect the elderly.

Published 11 July 2019

Legislative response to crimes motivated by gender should cover women only, say women's groups

A review of a consultation on hate crime found no consensus on whether the legislative response to crimes motivated by gender should cover women only, although organisations with expertise in women’s issues believe the focus should be on women only.

Published 28 June 2019

Racial crime remains most commonly reported hate crime in Scotland

New hate crime figures published today by the Crown Office show that racial crime remains the most commonly reported hate crime with 2,880 charges in 2018-19.

Published 14 June 2019

Two-thirds of hate crimes last year included a racial element

Two-thirds (67 per cent) of the 6,736 hate crimes recorded in 2017-18 included a race aggravator, crime statistics published today show.

Published 27 February 2019