Kick It Out says a rise in hateful behaviour at football matches and in wider society is “undeniable” following the publication of new Home Office figures.
Hate crime reports at football matches rose by almost 50 per cent during the 2018-19 season compared to the previous campaign.
Four teenage boys have been charged with a hate crime after a lesbian couple were subjected to a suspected homophobic attack when they refused to kiss on a bus.
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.