New statistics published by the Scottish Government and Crown Office on hate crimes reported in 2017/18 have suggested more people are coming forward to report these incidents.
The figures show that:
“Hate crime is a key priority for Police Scotland,” commented Chief Superintendent John McKenzie. “We recognise the deep personal impact it has on individuals, their families and wider communities.”
“We are aware that hate crime is often under reported however Police Scotland is fully committed to reviewing and investigating all reports of hate,” he said. “It is only through reporting offences that we can form a more complete picture of the issue and address it in the most robust manner possible.”
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