Guidance document for Police Scotland recording hate crime: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

A copy of the guidance document referred to by Christina McKelvie MSP in a letter dated 26 October 2022 to DCC Fiona Taylor.


I enclose a copy of the document you have requested. It is important to note that this document was sent as a draft to Police Scotland and does not indicate the final set of values that will be used by Police Scotland for recording hate crime in their IT system.

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202300357778_Draft Guidance Document


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