What is Hate Crime?
Hate crime is a crime motivated by malice or ill will towards a social group because of:
- Sexual orientation.
- Transgender/gender identity
(Offences (Aggravated by Prejudice) Act 2010).
Homelessness and being a victim of crime
Research has shown people who are homeless are more likely to victims of crime. In fact, you’re 13 times more likely to experience violence. People who are homeless are also more likely to be a victim of Hate Crime.
We can all help tackle Hate Crime in Scotland
Hate crime is an issue for every community and every person is Scotland. The Scottish Government has identified tackling Hate Crime as a priority within the Scottish Strategy for Justice. Working alongside local authorities, Community Safety Glasgow and Police Scotland, we all have responsibility to tackle this.
We don’t want anyone to go through this experience
Simon Community Scotland wants to help increase awareness of Hate Crime and prevent Hate Crime from happening, We will support people as best we can to report Hate Crimes. We link in with specialised support services and can help those affected.
If you are homeless or at risk of being homeless and have/are experiencing Hate Crime, please come and speak with our trained staff at The Simon Community Hub, 72 London Road, Glasgow G1 5NP or call our 24hr helpline 08000277466
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