New Webinar Announcement: Disability Hate Crime – Tuesday 12 October, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Join Disability Equality Scotland on Tuesday 12 October, 1:30pm – 3:00pm as we host a webinar discussion about disability hate crime.

In June 2021, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service released its latest report ‘Hate Crime in Scotland, 2020-21’ showing that the number of hate crimes relating to disability had increased by 14% to 448.  This is the highest number of charges reported since the legislation creating this aggravation came into force in 2010.  The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service maintain that around 97% of disability hate crime goes unreported.

In response to these figures, we conducted a poll which found that over half of the respondents (52%), stated that they would not feel confident to make a report of disability hate crime. Feedback from our members suggests there was some misunderstanding about when, how and what is required to report a hate crime.

This webinar will take place during National Hate Crime Week and is a chance to hear from Police Scotland about what hate crime is, how it manifests, how to make a report and why it is important to do so.

Register to attend the webinar:

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom and supported by live captioning, as well as a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. For additional information on the accessibility features of Zoom, visit our website:

You can submit questions to us in advance or ask them live during the session via the Q&A box. If you would like to submit a question or you have any queries about the webinar, please contact

If you would like to share your experiences of hate crime as part of the panel on the day, please let us know in advance.

Please feel free to share the details of the webinar with your networks.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.