Emergency: Report and Support is not an emergency service. If there is an immediate risk of serious harm please call the emergency services on 999 (dial 9999 from a University extension). Please also notify the University’s Security and Response Team on 01334 46 8999 (dial 8999 from a University extension ).
Hate incidents and crimes are motivated by hostility or prejudice against a protected characteristic. In Scotland, hate incidents and crimes apply to the following five protected characteristics:  
  • race 
  • religion 
  • sexual orientation 
  • transgender identity 
  • disability. 
A hate incident is a non-criminal action. Examples of hate incidents include: 
  • verbal abuse 
  • jokes 
  • harassment  
  • social media bullying 
  • offensive graffiti. 
A hate crime is a criminal offense that is extended beyond harassment. Examples of hate crimes include: 
  • assault 
  • breach of the peace 
  • sexual assault 
  • burglary 
  • theft. 



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