New Hate Crime Campaign
Dear Haters, you’re going to hate this but we’ve had enough. Yours Scotland.
Scottish Government have launched a new hate crime campaign which is aimed at witnesses of hate crime encouraging them to report what they see. the campaign is made up of a number of different emotive letters highlighting different forms of hate crime.
The key messages are about reporting hate crime, whether verbal or physical. This kind of crime is not acceptable in Scotland and will not be tolerated.
In the last year there were over 5,300 charges of hate crime reported to the Procurator Fiscal in Scotland. Many other incidents are not being reported to police.
Hate Crime can have hugely damaging effects on victims, their families and communities. Everyone has a responsibility to to challenge it. Don’t assume someone else will report it.
More information on the campaign can be found at onescotland.org and on social media follow the hashtag #ReportHate