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Hate Crime

What is a Hate Crime

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicityHate Crime Clipart
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

This can be committed against a person or property.

A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

Third Party Reporting Centres

What is a Third Party Reporting Centre

A Third Party Reporting Centre is local groups/libraries/shops or even local council offices that have been trained by Police Scotland to take reports of hate crime.  If you do not want to go to the police with your report for any reason you can contact your local third party reporting centre.  We have added a link below to list all groups etc. that can take your reports.

A list of Third Party Reporting Centres in your own area

Renfrewshire Access Panel has been a Third Party Reporting Centre for some time now, we initially did the training to help with disability hate crime but we are happy to assist anyone who wishes to report a hate crime.

We are happy for you to contact us by phone or you can visit our offices where one of our trained members can privately take the details of the hate crime in one of our private offices.


if you would just like to ask any questions about hate crime, you can complete the form below:

The form will be emailed directly to Renfrewshire Access Panel – All fields are required.

Hate Crime Questions

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