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Reporting the crime   

There is no requirement that you report a crime to the police. The decision about making a report is yours as the survivor of a crime. Do what is most comfortable for you.

If the incident has just happened or you are still in danger you should call 999 urgently

If you want to report the incident to the police, then it is vital that you contact them quickly. This will help them to find the perpetrator as soon as possible.

Many people do not feel comfortable or are afraid to report what has happened directly to the police

In this case there are other options available to you.

Strathclyde, Lothian and Borders and Fife Police Forces operate remote reporting facilities. This service acts as a confidential go-between, and can pass your report onto the police on your behalf.

If you do not want any action to be taken, the information can be used simply to add awareness about the number and location of homophobic attacks.

Where can I report the incident?


Steve Retson Project
Strathclyde Homophobic Crime Reporting Line

Lothian and Borders

Stonewall Youth
Gay Mens Health


Fife Men

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