Police Scotland say just two out of 58 hate crimes reported in the area since April involved disability. But officers suspect the low number is because people are reluctant to report being the victim.
Police class any crime which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by malice or ill-will based on a person's disability, or perceived disability, as a hate crime.
And now police officers in the town, along with partner agencies including the community group, I Am Me, are launching an initiative to send out the message that they take the matter very seriously.
The Keep Safe initiative, which has been launched in Paisley town centre, involves close working with local businesses including shops, libraries and cafes, who have agreed to make their premises a safe place for vulnerable people to go if they feel frightened, distressed or the victim of crime when out and about.
Superintendent Mark Shepherd of Paisley Police Office, said: "Hate crime has a significant impact on victims, their families, friends, carers and on the wider community.
"We know from the numerous studies and surveys that hate crime and especially disability hate crime is under-reported to the police.
"Police officers are keen for people who are experiencing this type of crime to contact them to report it."
Officers have been working closely with I Am Me to raise awareness of disability hate crime and in turn encourage people to report it.
They are working with PACE Youth Theatre group to design and deliver a drama production and discussion workshops for schools and community groups.
Workshops will aim to facilitate discussions with young people and enable them to challenge their own behaviours and attitudes to disability hate crime, as well as those around them.
Carol Burt, I Am Me co-ordinator, said: "In parallel to Keep Safe, I Am Me is working with PACE to design a bespoke drama production which has been configured for delivery in schools and disability groups across Renfrewshire."
While Hate Crime reporting has improved, in the UK it is estimated taround 97% of disability hate crime goes unreported.