People who experience or witness hate crime are being urged to report all incidents as part of the new Speak Up Against Hate Crime campaign from the Scottish Government.
Reporting a hate crime can help to stop abuse motivated by prejudice or discrimination and assist in preventing acts of hate happening to anyone else.
Current statistics show that there were more than 4,000 racially aggravated charges of hate crime reported in 2012-13.
The Scottish Government firmly believes that hate crime is unacceptable and that everyone deserves to be treated fairly, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion/belief or sexual orientation.
To report hate crime phone the Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.