Police forces in some parts of the country are closing nearly a half of investigations into racially and religiously-aggravated offences without identifying a suspect, new analysis shows.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has vowed to avoid a “culture of acceptance” on hate crime as a new report showed nearly half of recorded offences took place in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
A hate crime victim is backing a police campaign urging other victims to report the offence.
Researchers are developing new artificial intelligence to tackle a surge in hate crimes after they rose to their highest levels since records began.
Hate crimes in Dundee have fallen by more than 50% in two years.
The number of hate crimes reported in Dundee fell after last year’s EU referendum, the Tele can reveal.