Public is urged to report on hate crime
People in Monklands are being urged to help “eradicate” hate crime by reporting any acts they witness.
In the past year, more than 5300 charges of hate crime were reported to the procurator fiscal across Scotland, with many other incidents not being brought to the police’s attention.
The Scottish Government and Police Scotland Hate Crime campaign has been launched to encourage witnesses to report to Police Scotland by calling 101, 999 in an emergency, or alternatively, online.
Witnesses and victims are also being encouraged to report hate crime via local third-party reporting centres if they prefer not to talk to the police.
Communities and local government secretary, Aileen Campbell, said: “Scotland is a great place to live, work and study.
“It should be a welcoming diverse env i ronment where people can go about their day without fearing discrimination.”
Anyone wishing to report a hate crime should visit onescotland.org