Share your views on the police investigation of Hate Crime

Section: In the CommunityPeople and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 14th October 2020
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An online survey has been launched by police scrutiny body as part of their ongoing inspection of Hate Crime.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) is currently carrying out an inspection in this important area of policing and seek your views as to the effectiveness and efficiency of Police Scotland’s response to Hate Crime. This inspection is not related in any way to the parliamentary process surrounding the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill.

It is recognised that being the victim of any crime can for many be a distressing experience and have a long lasting and enduring impact.  When that crime is motivated by prejudice, hatred, or intolerance and where the beliefs, culture and ethnicity of the victim are an integral part, that experience can be even more distressing and have an effect upon the wider community.

Further information on our Terms of Reference can be found on the HMICS website (this link will take you away from our website).

You can access and complete the online survey on the HMICS website (this link will take you away from our website). The deadline for responses to the survey is 12 noon on 31 October 2020.

If you have any questions about the survey, the inspection or if you would like to provide the inspection team with more information, please email

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