Hate Crime

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Did you know that 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.


Hate Crime - 3rd Party Reporting Centre

West College Scotland is a 3rd Party Reporting Centre for Hate Crime

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. West College Scotland is a 3rd Party Reporting Centre for students and staff who are a victim of, or a witness to, a Hate Crime.

Please approach one of our Student Advisors or ask at the campus reception desk A Student Advisor will help facilitate completion of the Hate Crime Reporting Form.




Reporting a Hate Crime directly to Police Scotland

You can report a Hate Crime directly to Police Scotland in the following ways:

  • By Telephone 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency),
  • In person at any Police station,
  • Or by clicking the following link – Hate Crime Reporting Form