A hate crime is any criminal offence that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based on the victims:

  • disability
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender
  • age

If you are a victim of Hate Crime and need IMMEDIATE help, dial 999.

Visit Police Scotland for further information on hate crime and incident reporting.

West Dunbartonshire Council has an Equalities Officer trained to carry out '3rd Party Reporting'. This means that the officer can report any incident to Police Scotland on your behalf.  Call 01389 737269 or email the Equalities Officer for more information.

A Hate Crime Action Group meets quarterly to look at each Hate Crime incident reported to Police Scotland.  The group also promotes 3rd party reporting and has representatives attending from each bulleted group above. 

If you are interested in finding out more about the Hate Crime Action Group contact the Community Planning Local Authority Liaison Officer.