Most disability hate crimes include verbal and physical abuse, and threatening behaviours, such as attacks on assistance dogs, threats of physical attack, offensive name-calling or being refused service by businesses. Mate crime also highlights the impact of false befriending those who are perceived to be vulnerable, for the purpose of taking advantage of and abusing those with learning disabilities, learning difficulty, or mental health conditions.  
Feeling and being unsafe through violence, harassment or negative stereotyping has a significant impact on disabled people's sense of security and wellbeing. It also impacts significantly on their ability to participate both socially and economically in their communities. 
Learn more on the Disability Safety Hub.  
The Disability and Learning Support Service (DLSS) provides study support to students with a range of disabilities, learning differences, neurodiverse and health conditions. 
I Am Me Scotland, changing attitudes and behaviours so that disabled and vulnerable people can feel safe within their communities.

Learn more about The University of Edinburgh’s support and guidance for students who have experienced any forms of discrimination.

The Advice Place is run by the Student's Association and is a third party crime reporting site. If you are a victim of a crime, they can support you.

You can call 999 in an emergency to speak to Police or 101 for non-emergencies. If not an emergency, but you wish to report something, you can report online

There are two ways you can tell us what happened