Hate Crime is against the law. It is any criminal offence committed against an individual or property.
Hate Crime is any criminal offence committed against an individual or property that is motivated by a person's hatred of someone because of his or her actual or perceived race, religion, transgender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
Hate Crime is wrong, it is against the law, and everyone has the right to live safely and without fear. No two individuals are ever the same - embrace individuality and help put an end to Hate Crime by reporting it.
You can report a Hate Crime in any of the following ways:
- By telephone 999 (emergency) 101 (non-emergency)
- In person at any Police office
- On-Line Police Scotland Hate Crime Reporting Form
- Visit a 3rd Party Reporting Centre
Third party reporting
In some cases victims/witnesses of Hate Crime do not feel comfortable reporting the matter directly to the Police and may be more comfortable reporting it to someone they are familiar with.
To ensure all victims/witnesses are able to report Hate Crimes, Police Scotland works in partnership with a wide variety of partners who perform the role of 3rd Party Reporting Centers. Staff within 3rd Party Reporting Centers have been trained to assist a victim or witness in submitting a report to the police and can make such a report on the victim/witnesses behalf.
Examples of 3rd Party Reporting Centers participating in the scheme range from Housing Associations to Victim Support offices and Voluntary Groups. In West Lothian, third party reporting can take place at:
|Unit 3, Almondbank Centre, Shiel Walk,|
Craigshill, Livingston, EH54 5DH
West Lothian EH48 1SR
|Strathbrock Partnership Centre, 189a West Main Street,|
Broxburn, EH52 5LH
|17-19 Waverley Street Industrial Units,|
Bathgate, EH48 4HY
Livingston EH54 6AX
|Carmondean Centre Road,|
Livingston, EH54 8PT
|7 Gardeners Lane,|
Bathgate, EH48 1TP
|5 Whitburn Road,|
|Craigsfarm, Maree Walk,|
|9 Mid Street,|
|West Lothian College|
Almondvale Crescent Livingston