One in five people in Scotland are registered as having a disability, yet this category of hate crime accounts for only four per cent of reports to Police Scotland, and there is strong evidence to suggest this type of offence is significantly under reported. The Don't Tolerate Hate campaign has been designed to encourage people to come forward, to speak up and refuse to tolerate this kind of behaviour.
The campaign is being supported by charity I Am Me Scotland as well as people with lived experience of disability hate crime who have spoken out about their experiences, and feature in the campaign posters.
On 4th March 2020, Police Scotland launched the #DontTolerateHate campaign in order to encourage reporting of Disability Hate Crimes.
Keep Safe - An initiative which is a partnership between Police Scotland and I Am Me Scotland charity to raise awareness of tackling disability hate crime and promoting #keepsafescotland
Check out the Police Scotland Argyll & West Dunbartonshire Facebook & Twitter pages for other information and campaigns.
PC Bradley attended the Learning Disability Information Day at Clydebank Town Hall. She was
providing information about a fantastic community group, I Am Me Scotland, who work in
partnership with Police Scotland to raise awareness of tackling disability hate crime and promoting