Almost 6000 hate crimes reported in Scotland as charity claims number could be much higher

Almost 6000 hate crimes reported in Scotland as charity claims number could be much higher
 

Almost 6000 hate crimes were reported in Scotland last year, a report reveals.
But a charity who aid victims believe many more go unreported.
Now they are calling for action to help those people suffering bigoted abuse in silence.
Victim Support Scotland said 5708 charges were made relating to hate crime in Scotland in 2016-17.
Among them were 3349 racial, 673 religious, 1075 LGB, 40 transgender and 188 disability hate crimes.
The charity unveiled the figures at their first dedicated hate crime conference in Glasgow.
Director of operations Alan McCloskey said: “Most of the policy and... read more

 
29 September 2017 in Regional, Views: 36
Source: Daily Record
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