The Police Scotland’s hate crime campaign 2019 focuses on people who work in the night time economy, for example taxi and private hire drivers.
Research shows that these individuals are more likely to be victims of hate crime. The Police Scotland aim to raise awareness of the problem and encourage reporting of incidents to police.
Here’s some of their key messages:
- Regardless of your occupation, no matter the circumstances, the where or when, hate crime is never acceptable and should be reported
- If you are reporting hate crime, you will be taken very seriously, it will be fully investigated and you will be treated with respect
- It is only through reporting hate crime that they can form a more complete picture of the issue and address it in the most robust manner possible.