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Report Data - Canada - 2010

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 2073 Not available Not available
2016 1409 Not available Not available
2015 1362 Not available Not available
2014 1295 Not available Not available
2013 1140 Not available Not available

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The Criminal Code's hate crime provisions were amended by including gender identity and gender expression in the list of protected characteristics.

At the Ministry of Public Safety Canada, the Communities at Risk Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) supported projects to help communities with a demonstrated history of being victimized by hate-motivated crime enhance their security infrastructure.

The Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence within the Ministry of Public Safety Canada administers the Ministry's Community Resilience Fund, which has been used to support research into hate speech and hate incidents and radicalization to violence and/or to develop effective prevention methods.

NGO reports 
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The League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada reported 24 cases of violence and 317 cases of vandalism, of which 32 targeted synagogues. The Stephen Roth Institute reported 99 hate incidents.

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The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CAN) reported one attack using golf clubs in which people were attacked and cars damaged at an Islamic centre. It also reported two physical assaults, one case of damage to property, three cases of graffiti on property, one case of damage to a mosque, one arson attack on a mosque and two threats of arson.

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IGO Reports 
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The Organization of the Islamic Conference Observatory (OIC Observatory) reported one arson attack on a mosque and one case in which a pig’s head was left outside a mosque.

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National Developments 
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The Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, a multi-sector collaboration bringing together law-enforcement, government, non-profit, community and university stakeholders to strategically address bias-motivated crimes and incidents in Alberta, conducted a number of activities, including training for law-enforcement personnel and organizing a hate crime awareness-raising day.

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Official figures record 705 hate crimes motivated by bias against race or ethnicity and 5 motivated by bias against language.

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Official figures record 204 anti-Jewish hate crimes.

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Official figures record 52 anti-Muslim hate crimes.

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Official figures record 139 anti-religion hate crimes, not including incidents motivated by an anti-Jewish or anti-Muslim bias.

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Official figures record 218 hate crimes motivated by bias against sexual orientation.

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Official figures record 8 hate crimes motivated by a bias against disability,  seven crimes motivated by bias against sex and 61 crimes motivated by bias against other groups including occupation or political beliefs.