The number of charges containing at least one element of hate crime increased to 5525 in the last year.
The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill has caused heated debate among politicians and interest groups.
New figures have been released by the Scottish Government
Race-related crime most commonly reported with 3038 people charged in 2019-20, an increase of 4% on previous year.
Police are treating the incident at a Dumfries park on Thursday night as a hate crime.
SNP MP Hannah Bardell accused Lord Maginnis of a 'hate crime' after he called her 'queer'.